Williams College

Williamstown, MA

Williams College

Williamstown, MA

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Tuition & Fees

$50,450

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

51%

male

49%

female

7

students

1

faculty

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Extremely Selective

15%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,322
Declined 7,422
Total Received 8,744
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Private

2,251

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 2,307
Established in 1793
Coeducational Coeducational

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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

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
no
Students may not have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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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% 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

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Application fee $65
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Neither
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline (final deadline) January 1
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 15
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Extremely Selective

15%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,322
Declined 7,422
Total Received 8,744

Admissions Factors

Required

Recommendations
Secondary School Record

Recommended

Completion of college-prepatory program

Neither required nor recommended

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores

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Financial Aid

57%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$53,036

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $50,450
Room $6,481
Board $6,269
Books & supplies $800
Total $64,000
Average Financial Aid - $53,036
Total with Avg. Aid $10,964

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 Facts

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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Ice hockey
Lacrosse
Rowing
Skiing
Soccer
Squash
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field indoor
Track and field x country
Volleyball
Wrestling
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Athletic Facts

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

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
American/United States Studies/Civilization.
Anthropology, General.
Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
Art/Art Studies, General.
Asian Studies/Civilization.
Astronomy.
Astrophysics.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Chemistry, General.
Chinese Language and Literature.
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 Studies.
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 Science and Government, General.
Psychology, General.
Religion/Religious Studies.
Russian Language and Literature.
Social Sciences, Other.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Statistics, General.
Women's Studies.
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Programs Offered

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

2,307

total students

15%

in-state

85%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

98%

2,251
students

Female
49%
1,113

Male
51%
1,138

2%

56
students

Female
57%
32

Male
43%
24

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

97%

2,193
students

Female
50%
1,084

Male
50%
1,109

3%

58
students

Female
50%
29

Male
50%
29

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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
11%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Hispanic/Latino
50%
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

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

7%

Students are transfer students

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 Deadline

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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