- 4 Year
- WILLIAMSTOWN, MA
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- Academicsgrade A+
- Valuegrade A+
- Diversitygrade A+
- Campusgrade B
- Athleticsgrade A minus
- Party Scenegrade B minus
- Professorsgrade A+
- Locationgrade C
- Dormsgrade A minus
- Campus Foodgrade B minus
- Student Lifegrade B+
- Safetygrade B minus
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.
Williams College Rankings
Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.
Will You Get In?
- 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. 28 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 28 responses
Most Popular Majors
- Economics115 Graduates
- English60 Graduates
- Political Science and Government56 Graduates
- Biology53 Graduates
- History49 Graduates
- Psychology47 Graduates
- Mathematics45 Graduates
- Computer Science42 Graduates
- Chemistry34 Graduates
- Arts26 Graduates
- Curious, well-rounded53%
- of students say they don't have Greek life. 19 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 31 responses
- Home away from home6%
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 13 responses
Williams College Reviews
Financials: I am a recent alumnus from a foreign country who had to pay less than 3K per year(!) towards my education at Williams; the rest was covered by non-repayable Williams grants. The College also pays for your medical insurance, ALL book expenditures, yearly round-trip to your home country (with all expenses). Other one-off expenses they covered: getting a visa, passport renewal, dental expenditures (over $10K). For someone who comes from a poor family whose total earnings are less than $30K/year, all this was an enormous benefit!
Academics: Williams is very strong because its professors take time to teach you the material. 1-1 teaching sessions, research work with professors is easily attainable because professors care about their students.
Exit opportunities: plentiful, prosperous, and very accessible!
If you're looking to party hard 7 days a week, don't go here. But if you want a balanced college life with days reserved for relaxing with friends, partying, and of course, studying, then WC will give you just that.
Note: This was before Covid-restrictions, which future Freshman wont have to worry about. I'd imagine things will be normal come Fall.