Tuition & Fees

$53,550

$53,550

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Not Reported

undergraduateRatios

51%

49%

male

female

1
7

teacher

students

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Extremely Selective

17%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,230
Declined + 5,755
Total Received 6,985
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Private (nonprofit)

2,076

undergraduate students

58

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

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Codes

SAT 3965
ACT 1936

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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 •  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

Williamstown, MA

450-acre campus in Williamstown (population: 7,754), 38 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

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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
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
91%
Top 1/4
98%
Top 1/2
99%
Bottom 1/2
1%
Bottom 1/4
0%

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

17%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,230
Declined + 5,755
Total Received 6,985

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Minority affiliation

Considered

Geographical residence
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Interview
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

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

Cost

Tuition $53,240
Room $7,170
Board $6,980
Additional fees $310
Total $67,700
Average Financial Aid - $51,890
Total with Avg. Aid $15,810

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$51,890

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,155,250
State $139,804
Institutional $45,917,720
Other external $1,356,501
Total $49,569,275

Non-need-based

Federal $5,815
State $0
Institutional $0
Other external $976,267
Total $982,082

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

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (Division III), New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) (Division III), New England College Wrestling Association (Division III)
Mascot
Ephs
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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
Theatre
Women/Gender Studies
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Undergraduate

97%

2,076
students

Female
49%
1,010

Male
51%
1,066

Graduate

3%

58
students

Female
60%
35

Male
40%
23

undergraduateFull-time

98%

2,043
students

Female
49%
992

Male
51%
1,051

undergraduatePart-time

2%

33
students

Female
55%
18

Male
45%
15

Student Break-down

8%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Hispanic/Latino
52%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

5%

Transfer applicants accepted

50%

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
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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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

International Students

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

International Student Contact

Misha Garg
Assistant Director for International Recruitment
413 597-3039
misha.garg@williams.edu

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