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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B
Williams is a highly rated private college located in Williamstown, Massachusetts. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,058 undergraduate students. Admissions is competitive as the Williams acceptance rate is 18%. Popular majors include Economics, Mathematics & Statistics, and English. Graduating 94% of students, Williams alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $39,800.
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
New England Small College Athletic Conference
Address
880 Main St
Williamstown, MA 01267
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Williams College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
18%
Application Deadline
January 1
SAT Range
1330-1540
ACT Range
31-34
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Neither required nor recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$18,167/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $1,910/ year
  • $30-48k
    $3,871/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,448/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,245/ year
  • $110k+
    $42,003/ year
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Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
6:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.22 responses
88%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.25 responses
36%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.25 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,058Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
22%
Varsity Athletes
36%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Curious, well-rounded
    58%
  • Hard-working
    25%
  • Athletic
    8%
  • Passionate
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.16 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.28 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Engaging
    43%
  • Supportive
    29%
  • Awesome
    21%
  • Competitive
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$54,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
94%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
77%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.13 responses
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Williams College Reviews

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I really enjoy being at my college. It is academically challenging while being engaging. The professors love teaching their subjects, and I have learned the value of a liberal arts education by taking classes in many different areas of study, which are helping me become a well-rounded scholar. I really like it here! The relatively small class sizes allow me to get to know my professors and classmates, which helps me learn better, as I can approach my professors comfortably during office hours and form study groups with my fellow classmates. I would choose my school again if I could do it all over because it has everything I want and need: small classes, passionate professors, engaging courses, welcoming atmosphere, beautiful location, and the list can go on!
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Williams College provides its students with a challenging academic environment where students are encouraged to engage with their professors. The student body is extremely friendly and diverse. There are always events on campus, whether its a guest lecture, film screening, or concert. The dorms are a little less exciting, but not bad. The food and party scene aren't amazing. Overall, though, it's an awesome place.
A wonderful place to learn and grow from a young adult to a contributing member of society. Williams provides its students with innumerable opportunities during their time there. The professors are brilliant and interested in getting to know each of their students, which is something very valuable that our bigger peer institutions don’t have.