Tuition & Fees

$55,450

$55,450

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
80%
600-699
19%
500-599
1%
700-800
76%
600-699
21%
500-599
3%
30-36
91%
24-29
9%
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undergraduateRatios

52%

male

48%

female

1

teacher

7

students

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Extremely Selective

12%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,240
Declined + 8,320
Total Received 9,560
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Private (nonprofit)

2,073

undergraduate students

54

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

Not Reported

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Codes

SAT 3965
ACT 1936

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Location

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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,127
Established in 1793
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ACS American Chemical Society
•  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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Williamstown, MA

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.

Williams College
995 Main Street
Williamstown, MA 01267

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
93%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
89%
Top 1/4
97%
Top 1/2
100%
Bottom 1/2
0%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
80%
600-699
19%
500-599
1%
700-800
76%
600-699
21%
500-599
3%
30-36
91%
24-29
9%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $65
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 1
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 15
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Extremely Selective

12%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,240
Declined + 8,320
Total Received 9,560

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Recommendations
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Alumni/ae relationship
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Considered

Geographical residence
Religious affiliation/commitment

Not Considered

Interview
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Elizabeth Creighton
Dean of Admission and Financial Aid
P: 413 597-2211
F: 413 597-4052
admission@williams.edu

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$58,728

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $55,140
Room $7,350
Board $7,150
Additional fees $310
Books & supplies $800
Total $70,750
Average Financial Aid - $58,728
Total with Avg. Aid $12,022

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,504,756
State $136,209
Institutional $54,021,238
Other external $1,350,651
Total $58,012,854

Non-need-based

Federal $13,685
State
Institutional
Other external $1,352,731
Total $1,366,416
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
January 15

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
January 15

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement
January 15

Other
January 15

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement

Other

Financial Aid Office

P: 413 597-4181
F: 413 597-2999
finaid@williams.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Elizabeth Creighton
Dean of Admission and Financial Aid
finaid@williams.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
crew
cross-country
field hockey
football
golf
ice hockey
lacrosse
soccer
softball
squash
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling
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Athletic Directors

Lisa Melendy (men's)
Athletic Director

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA (Division III), New England Small College Athletic Conference, New England College Wrestling Association
Mascot
Ephs

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
American Studies
Anthropology
Arabic Studies
Art
Art History
Asian Studies
Astronomy
Astrophysics
Biology
Chemistry
Chinese
Classics/Greek/Latin
Comparative Literature
Computer Science
Development Economics
Economics
English
Environmental Policy
Environmental Science
French
Geoscience
German
History
History of Art
Japanese
Literary Studies
Mathematics
Music
Philosophy
Physics
Political Economy
Political Science
Psychology
Religion
Russian
Sociology
Spanish
Statistics
Student Designed Major
Theatre
Women/Gender Studies
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Programs Offered

  • Double majors
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

2,127

total students

14%

in-state

86%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

97%

2,073
students

Female
48%
994

Male
52%
1,079

3%

54
students

Female
56%
30

Male
44%
24

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

97%

2,020
students

Female
49%
973

Male
51%
1,047

3%

53
students

Female
40%
21

Male
60%
32

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Student Break-down

8%
Nonresident aliens
8%
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

Transfer Admissions

3%

Transfer applicants accepted

36%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 1

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Other
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

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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