Williams College is ...
NCAA Division III (with football)
New England Small College Athletic Conference
High School GPA
Neither required nor recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.22 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.23 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.23 responses
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.14 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.26 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.13 responses
Williams College Reviews
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!
Williams College is a great institution with a lot of generous alumni and phenomenal academics. Despite being very small and not as well-known as its counterparts, it has held the highest ranking for liberal arts colleges for fourteen years. I am only a second semester freshman, but I have felt how strong the warm and welcoming environment of this campus. The entry system, which places about 20 freshman with two JAs (junior advisors), along with the orientation activities like WOOLF, give freshmen a sort of friend safety net which they can rely on. The school does a wonderful job of introducing students to each other in such a stressful and new environment. Academically, Williams goes above and beyond with the classes offered as well as with the kinds of relationships that can be formed with professors. Overall, a fantastic and supportive institution.
Campus crime is almost nonexistent, and personal safety (excluding sexual assault) is generally high. However, due to the campus's prevalent drinking culture, sexual assault is a HUGE problem. I would estimate that 1 in every 2-3 girls has been assaulted, which is higher than the national average (this is based on my own experience and others' anecdotes). While the administration has designated assault survivor services, which are so, so great, as a whole the administration seems to try to bury reports of assault. Usually those accused are athletes, which the administration is inclined to protect. The process for reporting assault isn't easy, and it tends to favor the accused, not the victim--which is the opposite of how it should be. There's much to be improved upon.