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Williams College
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  • 4 Year
  • WILLIAMSTOWN, MA

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Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Value
    grade A+
  3. Diversity
    grade A+
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade B minus
  7. Professors
    grade A
  8. Location
    grade C+
  9. Dorms
    grade A minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade B minus
  11. Student Life
    grade B+
  12. Safety
    grade B

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Williams is a highly rated private college located in Williamstown, Massachusetts. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,917 undergraduate students. Admissions is competitive as the Williams acceptance rate is 15%. Popular majors include Economics, Political Science and Government, and Computer Science. Graduating 96% of students, Williams alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $42,600.

About

880 MAIN ST
WILLIAMSTOWN, MA 01267
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
New England Small College Athletic Conference

Williams College Rankings

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

Williams Admissions

Acceptance Rate
15%
Application Deadline
January 10
SAT Range
1410-1550
ACT Range
32-35
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Considered but not required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$22,356 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$53,164 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
62%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade 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
87%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 30 responses
37%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 30 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,917 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
45
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
19%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
  • Curious, well-rounded
    56%
  • Hard-working
    31%
  • Athletic
    6%
  • Passionate
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 21 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 33 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
  • Engaging
    37%
  • Supportive
    32%
  • Awesome
    16%
  • Competitive
    5%
  • Fast-paced
    5%
  • Home away from home
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$59,000 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
96%
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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