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Williams College
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  • 4 Year
  • WILLIAMSTOWN, MA

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

There’s nothing like seeing and experiencing campus in person. Unfortunately, we are closed to the public as we prioritize people’s health and safety during the Covid-19 outbreak, but we're offering many virtual ways to connect with the people—students, faculty, and staff—who make it the special community that it is. Our admission and aid team are also committed to being flexible! Learn More

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 A minus
  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 minus

About

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

Williams is a life-shaping journey that will inspire and guide you to think, create and act with purpose. Our location in the stunning Berkshires of western Massachusetts is a place where you can find both focus and connection. It’s a community where you'll surround yourself with over two thousand passionate and intelligent peers, learning with others who are dedicated to becoming deeper thinkers and more effective leaders.

A beacon for intellectual explorers, Williams will help you climb higher and farther than you imagined possible.

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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

Application Deadline
January 8
Acceptance Rate
13%
SAT Range
1410-1550
ACT Range
32-35
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Considered but not required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$17,303 / 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
$55,897 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
63%

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
86%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 28 responses
36%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 28 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,043 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
51
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
20%
Varsity Athletes
36%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 15 responses
  • Curious, well-rounded
    53%
  • Hard-working
    27%
  • Athletic
    7%
  • Passionate
    7%
  • Stressed
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 19 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 31 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 17 responses
  • Engaging
    41%
  • Supportive
    24%
  • Awesome
    18%
  • Competitive
    6%
  • Fast-paced
    6%
  • Home away from home
    6%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$59,000 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
95%
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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