Williams College

Williamstown, MA

Williams College

Williamstown, MA

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Tuition & Fees

$59,660

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
76%
600-699
23%
700-800
81%
600-699
16%
500-599
1%
30-36
90%
24-29
9%
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undergraduateRatios

50%

male

50%

female

7

students

1

faculty

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Extremely Selective

12%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,224
Declined 8,491
Total Received 9,715
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Private

2,078

undergraduate students

56

graduate students

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School Facts

Williams College is a private, liberal arts college. Founded in 1793 as a college for men, it adopted coeducation in 1970. Its 450-acre campus is located in Williamstown, in northwestern Massachusetts.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 2,134
Established in 1793
Coeducational Coeducational

450-acre campus in Williamstown (population: 7,835), 41 miles from Albany, NY and 140 miles from Boston. Served by bus; major airport serves Boston; smaller airport and train serve Albany. School operates transportation to airport and train station at vacations. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Small town
  • Metropolitan area: Albany NY
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Albany International

Williams College
995 Main Street
Williamstown, MA
01267

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
93%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through junior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Events

  • Mountain Day
  • Winter Carnival
  • Claiming Williams

Fun Facts

  • Meta trivia! Every year since 1966, Williams College has hosted an all-night, eight-hour trivia contest. Winners get to moderate the following year's contest.
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
85%
Top 1/4
98%
Top 1/2
99%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
76%
600-699
23%
700-800
81%
600-699
16%
500-599
1%
30-36
90%
24-29
9%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $65
Application deadline January 1
Has early decision program yes

Extremely Selective

12%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,224
Declined 8,491
Total Received 9,715

Admissions Factors

Very Important

character/personal qualities
academic GPA
class rank
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
application essay
first generation
racial/ethnic status
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Considered

geographical residence
religious affiliation/commitment

Not Considered

level of applicant's interest
interview
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 67
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

63%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$5,462

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $59,350
Room & board $15,000
Additional fees $310
Books & supplies $800
Other fees $1,850
Total $77,310
Average Financial Aid - $5,462
Total with Avg. Aid $71,848
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Ice hockey
Lacrosse
Skiing (cross-country)
Skiing (downhill)
Soccer
Softball
Squash
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Bowling, Gymnastics, Ice hockey, Skiing (cross-country), Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Bowling, Gymnastics, Ice hockey, Skiing (cross-country), Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Anthropology
Area Studies, Other
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies, General
Asian Studies/Civilization
Astronomy
Astrophysics
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Chinese Language and Literature
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Comparative Literature
Computer Science
Development Economics and International Development
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
French Language and Literature
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language and Literature
History, General
Japanese Language and Literature
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music, General
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Economy
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Russian Language and Literature
Social Sciences, Other
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Statistics, General
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Study abroad
  • Air force ROTC

2,134

total students

16%

in-state

84%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

97%

2,078
students

Female
50%
1,034

Male
50%
1,044

3%

56
students

Female
57%
32

Male
43%
24

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

97%

2,027
students

Female
50%
1,008

Male
50%
1,019

3%

51
students

Female
51%
26

Male
49%
25

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 97%
Student 4 year graduation rate 88%
Student 5 year graduation rate 6%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

8%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Hispanic/Latino
49%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

9

Transfer students enrolled

0%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment no
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 1

Transfer difficulty

Most difficult

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Other
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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