Williams College: Statistics

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#826 of 14,131 In the World
#259 of 2,597 In North America
#231 of 2,496 In the United States
#14 of 88 In Massachusetts
#288 of 1,041 For Anthropology
Top50% For 44 other topics

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
15%
Avg. cost to attend
$22,356 /y
Aid receiving
62%
Undergraduates
1,962
Graduates
25
Male:Female Ratio
49:51
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Master's degree

Williams College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 15% 15% 15%
Applicants 8,744 4,152 4,592
Admissions 1,322 641 681
Freshmen enrolled full time 482 248 234

Admissions requirements

Recommendations Required
Secondary school record Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Secondary school GPA Considered but not required
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
SAT/ACT Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 913 (46%)
Asian 278 (14%)
Hispanic 259 (13%)
Nonresident Alien 168 (8%)
Black or African American 133 (7%)
Two or more races 125 (6%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 109 (5%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 1 (0.1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 1 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$22,356/year
Average aid awarded
$53,164
Students receiving aid
62%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $1,451
$30-48K $5,480
$48-75K $5,576
$75-110K $14,702
$110K+ $43,967

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $50,450$59,350
Tuition in-state $50,450$59,350
Tuition out-of-state $50,450$59,350

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 2,054
Combined charge for room and board $12,750
Room charge $6,481
Meal charge $6,269

Williams College Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics 89
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 58
Computer Science 56
Political Science and Government, General 38
Chemistry, General 37
English Language and Literature, General 33
Psychology, General 32
Art & Art Studies, General 31
History, General 28
Development Economics and International Development 27
Mathematics, General 22
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 15
American & United States Studies & Civilization 10
Environmental Studies 10
Geology & Earth Science, General 10
Philosophy 9
Chinese Language and Literature 8
Sociology, General 8
Comparative Literature 7
Near and Middle Eastern Studies 6
Anthropology, General 5
Asian Studies & Civilization 5
Women's Studies 5
Physics, General 4
Social Sciences, Other 4
Statistics, General 4
Astrophysics 3
Music, General 3
Religion & Religious Studies 3
Spanish Language and Literature 3
Astronomy 2
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 2
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 2
French Language and Literature 2
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 1
Russian Language and Literature 1
Grand Total 541 42
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 96% 97% 95%
  • Full-time retention rate - 90%

Publications & Citations

Publications
4,957
Citations
215,859

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
1,307 / 35,030
Environmental Science
618 / 33,882
Psychology
607 / 51,550
Biology
545 / 29,713
Physics
487 / 33,196
Economics
453 / 30,051
Computer Science
437 / 25,283
Business
362 / 14,183
Medicine
339 / 18,167
Art & Design
298 / 5,060
Demography
284 / 14,090
Geology
248 / 6,692
Mathematics
241 / 16,927
Political Science
237 / 5,106
Social Psychology
233 / 27,932
Sociology
226 / 6,288
Chemistry
211 / 5,851
Engineering
204 / 5,894
Astrophysics and Astronomy
197 / 4,457
Child Psychology
179 / 16,439
History
177 / 687
Ecology
140 / 16,160
Geography and Cartography
135 / 4,200
Philosophy
114 / 411
Cognitive Science
107 / 6,451
Paleontology
103 / 2,970
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
100 / 440
Development Studies
99 / 8,276
Investment Banking and Stock trading
98 / 4,114
Quantum and Particle physics
91 / 23,267
Classics and Ancient History
89 / 192
Art History
89 / 94
Law
84 / 2,089
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
82 / 8,305
Oceanography
82 / 3,049
Political Economy
78 / 2,024
Finance
69 / 4,398
Gender Studies
65 / 940
Neuroscience
62 / 3,349
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics
59 / 8,244

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 84 1194
1992 57 1014
1993 71 1029
1994 58 1517
1995 89 1349
1996 89 1662
1997 83 1839
1998 93 2059
1999 108 2414
2000 122 2987
2001 108 3490
2002 107 4657
2003 120 4954
2004 165 5763
2005 151 6747
2006 166 8027
2007 181 8671
2008 189 10127
2009 193 11089
2010 190 12299
2011 227 13477
2012 210 14598
2013 197 14879
2014 188 15999
2015 247 16036
2016 224 15060
2017 227 14483
2018 237 14027
2019 269 14788
2020 296 17820
2021 243 18618

Williams College alumni

  1. James A. Garfield

    James A. Garfield
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1831-1881 (aged 50)
    Occupations
    statespersonwriterlawyerpoliticianmilitary officer
    Biography

    James Abram Garfield was the 20th president of the United States, serving only from March 4, 1881 until his death six months later. A lawyer and Civil War general, he served nine terms in the House of Representatives, the only sitting member of the House to be elected president. Before his candidacy for the White House, he had been elected to the Senate by the Ohio General Assembly, a position he declined when he became president-elect.

  2. Stephen Sondheim

    Stephen Sondheim
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1930-2021 (aged 91)
    Enrolled in Williams College
    Studied in 1950
    Occupations
    musicianscreenwriterlyricistlibrettistdramaturge
    Biography

    Stephen Joshua Sondheim was an American composer, songwriter and lyricist. One of the most important figures in twentieth-century musical theater, Sondheim was credited for having "reinvented the American musical" with shows that tackled "unexpected themes that range far beyond the [genre's] traditional subjects" with "music and lyrics of unprecedented complexity and sophistication". His shows addressed "darker, more harrowing elements of the human experience", with songs often tinged with "ambivalence" about various aspects of life.

  3. Wang Leehom

    Wang Leehom
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1976-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    recording artistsingeractorsongwriterfilm director
    Biography

    Wang Leehom, sometimes credited as Leehom Wang, is an American singer-songwriter, actor, producer, and film director. Formally trained at Eastman School of Music, Williams College and Berklee College of Music, his music is known for fusing hip-hop and R&B, with traditional Chinese music (Beijing opera, Kunqu, Chinese orchestra, and tribal music from Tibet, Yunan, and Mongolia). Since his 1995 debut, Wang has released 25 albums, that have sold over 60 million copies. He is a four-time winner and 19-time nominee of the Golden Melody Awards, the "Grammys" of Chinese music. His sold-out concert at the 90,000 seat Beijing Bird's Nest on April 14, 2012 was the first solo pop concert to be held at the iconic venue. With over 72 million followers on social media, Wang is one of the most followed celebrities in China (peaked as #1 most followed person in China's social media in 2014). In 2018, CNN dubbed him "King of Chinese Pop" and the LA Times called him "the biggest American star America has never heard of." Wang was listed as one of Goldsea's "The 100 Most Inspiring Asian Americans of All Time".

  4. David Strathairn

    David Strathairn
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    actorfilm producertelevision actorstage actorfilm actor
    Biography

    David Russell Strathairn is an American actor. He is the recipient of several accolades, including an Independent Spirit Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, and a Volpi Cup, and has been nominated for an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, a Critics' Choice Award, two Golden Globe Awards, and four SAG Awards.

General info

Alternative names William College
Williams College
Williams
Wiliams College
Wiliams
William
Founded 1793
Motto E liberalitate E. Williams, armigeri
Through the Generosity of E. Williams, Esquire
Colors purple
Academic Calendar September to May (September - December; January; February-May)
Total FTE staff 1,153
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Address 880 Main St
Williamstown, Massachusetts, 01267
United States
City population 8,000
Phone 4135973131
Fax +1 (413) 597 4065

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