Williams College: Ranking & Review

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Williamstown Rank United States Rank World Rank
1 262 842
Top 5%

Williams College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Acceptance Rate15%16%14%
Enrolled undergraduates548305243
Enrolled total (including graduate students)2,1341,1141,020

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $65. Application fee for graduates - $75.

Secondary school GPAConsidered but not required
Secondary school rankConsidered but not required
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRecommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Neither required nor recommended

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores321
Percent of students submitting SAT scores59%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores331
Percent of students submitting ACT scores60%
ACT Composite
ACT English
ACT Math

Williams College Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $70,650 $70,650
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $14,150 and other expenses per full academic year.

Williams College provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 2,054 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $53,240 $53,240
Fees for full-time undergraduates $310 $310
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $1,775 $1,775
Tuition for Full-time graduates $52,115 $52,115
Fees for full-time graduates $0 $0
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $1,737 $1,737

Programs and Degrees

Social Sciences 135 30 165
Physical Sciences 58 58
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 57 57
Visual and Performing Arts 36 13 49
English Language and Literature & Letters 48 48
Mathematics and Statistics 46 46
Psychology 32 32
History 30 30
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 24 24
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 23 23
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 22 22
Natural Resources and Conservation 8 8
Philosophy and Religious Studies 6 6
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Grand Total52543568

A total of 525 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Williams College.

At the master's level 43 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

Graduation rate94%93%94%
  • Full-time retention rate - 98%

General info

Alternative namesWilliam College
Williams College
Wiliams College
MottoE liberalitate E. Williams, armigeri
Through the Generosity of E. Williams, Esquire
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Academic CalendarFour-one-four plan
Total FTE staff1,125
Instructional FTE338
Sector of institutionPrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPrivate not-for-profit
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.williams.edu
Address880 Main St
Williamstown, Massachusetts, 01267
United States
Urbanization levelTown: Fringe
City population2,500 - 10,000
Fax+1 (413) 597 4065

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