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
78%
600-699
21%
500-599
1%
700-800
72%
600-699
24%
500-599
4%
30-36
87%
24-29
13%
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undergraduateRatios

53%

male

47%

female

1

teacher

7

students

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Extremely Selective

14%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,253
Declined + 7,340
Total Received 8,593
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Private (nonprofit)

2,061

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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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 2,117
Established in 1793
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  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
880 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
88%
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
78%
600-699
21%
500-599
1%
700-800
72%
600-699
24%
500-599
4%
30-36
87%
24-29
13%

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

14%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,253
Declined + 7,340
Total Received 8,593

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

Richard L. Nesbitt
Director of Admission
P: 413 597-2211
F: 413 597-4052
admission@williams.edu

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$54,932

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $55,140
Room $7,350
Board $7,150
Additional fees $310
Total $69,950
Average Financial Aid - $54,932
Total with Avg. Aid $15,018

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,287,270
State $152,750
Institutional $49,466,748
Other external $1,520,085
Total $53,426,853

Non-need-based

Federal $21,430
State
Institutional
Other external $989,928
Total $1,011,358
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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

Paul Boyer
Director of Financial Aid

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

2,117

total students

14%

in-state

86%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

97%

2,061
students

Female
47%
974

Male
53%
1,087

3%

56
students

Female
57%
32

Male
43%
24

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

97%

2,018
students

Female
47%
948

Male
53%
1,070

3%

43
students

Female
61%
26

Male
39%
17

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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
51%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
6%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

4%

Transfer applicants accepted

46%

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: April 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

16

semester hours

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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 service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

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

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 57
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Pakistan
South Korea
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Tanya Aydelott
Associate Director for International Recruitment
413 597-2211
tanya&#8203;.aydelott&#8203;@williams.edu

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