Williams College is a liberal arts college that offers an undergraduate education and helps students in developing important skills useful in pursuit of graduate education or employment. A liberal arts curriculum exposes students to a variety of topics and subjects. The school is located in Williamstown, MA, which is a predominantly rural area. Over 2,100 students enroll at Williams College yearly.
A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:
- Social Sciences
- English Language And Literature
- Biological And Biomedical Sciences
The admissions process starts with the submission of an application, transcripts, records, and test scores, which are then evaluated by the admissions office. A SAT or ACT exam is required prior to applying, with scores within the range of 1310 - 1530 on the SAT and between 29 - 34 on the ACT is typical among students admitted to Williams College. Admission to this school is considered highly competitive, with only 20% of applicants on average being admitted per year. More information on admissions can be found at admission.williams.edu.
The cost of undergraduate tuition is close to $48,000 per year. Tuition prices may change for a variety of reasons, and that is why students should use the school's price of attendance calculator to get a better idea of their cost of attendance. Housing is available on-campus for students. The yearly cost of housing is about $6,400. Some students at Williams College may qualify for financial aid, which is typically provided as scholarships, grants, and loans.
The Williams College "Ephs" have a number of intercollegiate athletic programs through participation in the NCAA. Sports available may include but not limited to:
- Baseball (NCAA Division III)
- Basketball (NCAA Division III)
- Field Hockey (NCAA Division III)
- Football (NCAA Division III)
Admission Requirements & Details
The admissions information below may provide a better idea of the applicants Williams College accepts.
The total student enrollment at Williams College is about 2,200, with undergraduate students making up about 98% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- The estimated tuition range is around $50,000-$60,000 per year
- Part time students pay in the range of $1,700 to $2,000 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||59%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||48%||$42,474|
|Receiving Student Loans||27%||$4,387|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help students and recent graduates, Williams College may provide services to students like those listed below:
- Remedial courses
- Counseling assistance
- Student employment
- Employment search assistance
- Child care
With a high graduation rate of around 95%, Williams College is among the most successful schools in the area.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||90%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||5%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||0.9%|
Williams is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division III (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (New England Small College Ath Conf)
- Basketball (New England Small College Ath Conf)
- Field Hockey
- Football (New England Small College Ath Conf)
- Ice Hockey
- Swimming and Diving
- Track and Field, Indoor
- Track and Field, Outdoor
- Track and Field, X-Country
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Williams College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Foreign Languages and Literature
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Visual and Performing Arts
Other 4-Year Private Colleges
The list of schools below have been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Williams College.
- Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams, MA (5 miles away)
- Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic, CT (85 miles away)
- University of New Hampshire at Manchester in Manchester, NH (90 miles away)
- SUNY College at Oneonta in Oneonta, NY (96 miles away)
- Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, CT (96 miles away)
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Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Williams College for official up-to-date information.