Williams College

Williamstown, MA

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.

Williams College

Williamstown, MA

Tuition & Fees

$57,280

$57,280

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
77%
600-699
23%
700-800
82%
600-699
16%
500-599
2%
30-36
91%
24-29
9%
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undergraduateRatios

50%

male

50%

female

1

teacher

7

students

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Extremely Selective

12%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,224
Declined + 8,491
Total Received 9,715
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Private (nonprofit)

2,078

undergraduate students

56

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

Not Reported

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Codes

SAT 3965
ACT 1936

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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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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 2,134
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
100%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
93%
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
85%
Top 1/4
98%
Top 1/2
99%
Bottom 1/2
1%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
77%
600-699
23%
700-800
82%
600-699
16%
500-599
2%
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 1,224
Declined + 8,491
Total Received 9,715

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

$59,941.00

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $56,970
Room $7,600
Board $7,390
Additional fees $310
Books & supplies $800
Total $73,070
Average Financial Aid - $59,941
Total with Avg. Aid $13,129

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,490,294
State $128,652
Institutional $56,319,008
Other external $1,257,801
Total $60,195,755

Non-need-based

Federal $6,195
State
Institutional
Other external $1,649,224
Total $1,655,419
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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

2,134

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 Break-down

8%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Hispanic/Latino
48%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
6%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

3%

Transfer applicants accepted

56%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

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