13%

Acceptance Rate

$51,671

Avg.Financial Aid

002229

FAFSA Code

Williams College

  • Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

    Private, Not-For-Profit

  • Acceptance Rate:

    N/A

  • Level

    4 Years

  • Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

    Not applicable

  • Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

    CIHE

  • Website

    https://www.williams.edu
  • Student Population Number of Students attending College

    2,149

  • On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

    Yes

Located in Williamstown, MA, Williams College is a private university. Williams College occupies a total area of about 450 acres. Williams College was founded in the year 1793. The motto of the Williams College is E liberalitate E. Williams, armigeri (Latin) and its official colors are purple and gold. Out of total 2,081 (2019) students enrolled at WC, 2,094 belong to undergraduate courses while 56 are postgraduate students. The school has an academic staff of 363 (2019) who teach various courses to the students. Around 99% of the students are 24 and under at Williams College. At WC around 49% are white, 13% belong to Hispanic ethnicity, and 12% are Asian. And, when it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 50% of the students are females and 50% are males. The college has produced several notable alumni including George Steinbrenner (Businessperson, Theatrical producer), Stephen Sondheim (Film Score Composer, Songwriter), Elia Kazan (Theatre Director, Novelist), and David Strathairn (Actor) in its 227 years of existence. The university boasts of a decent sports infrastructure, which helps in developing the personality of its students. Taking into account all the undergraduate and graduate degrees, including both residential and online, WC offers around 53 programs. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by ACS American Chemical Society, and NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges). The total endowment of the Williams College is around $2 billion (2019).

Location & Contact

Email:

N/A

Fax:

Address

880 Main St

Rankings

Forbes and US News provide rankings to the universities, which are trusted everywhere. But this is applicable only if the universities are located in the US. Considered one of the best publications when it comes to ranking universities, Forbes has placed Williams College at the 19th position on the latest list of top colleges. However, it is to be noted that the rankings are decided based on common metrics like acceptance rate, endowment, benefits, and SAT scores, among others.

Admissions

  • Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

    1st Jan

  • Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

    13%

  • SAT Range

    1410 - 1550

  • SAT/ACT

    Recommended

  • ACT Range

    32 - 35

  • High School GPA

    Considered but not required

  • Application Fee

    $65

  • Accept Common App

    Yes

Admission to WC is difficult. However, the university is selective in taking in students. To kickstart the admission process at WC, the candidates have to fill an application form and submit a fee of $65. If the SAT score of a student lies in the range of 1410-1550, it would improve her chances. Notably, students securing ACT score less than 32 might also given admission but the average ACT score at Williams College is 33. As expected, the candidates can complete the process either online or by visiting the school's office at 880 Main St, Williamstown, Massachusetts 01267. To gather more information, they can call them at (413) 597-3131.

Annual Cost to Attend

  • Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

    $18,979

  • Average Annual Cost

    $55,140

Additional Costs:

  • Books And Supplies

    $800

  • Other Fees

    $310

  • Room And Board The charges for an academic year for ooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

    $14,500

  • Budget For Other Expenses

    $2,450

Total One Year Cost

$73,200

Before applying to WC, candidates must keep in mind the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The total one-year cost on a full-time basis would be somewhere around $75,520. This cost consists of the average annual tuition cost ($57,280), books and supplies ($800), room and boarding ($14,990), and budget for other expenses ($2,450). If it sounds unaffordable to the applicant, there are numerous financial aid options available that they can explore.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Master's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

6:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

99%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

N/A

Academic Calendar

Four-one-four plan

Research Funding per Student

N/A

Faculty Overview

55%

Male Professors

45%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Most Popular Majors:

  • Economics

    104 Graduates

  • Mathematics

    70 Graduates

  • English Language and Literature, Ge...

    62 Graduates

  • Psychology, General

    58 Graduates

  • Biology, General

    57 Graduates

  • Political Science and Government

    53 Graduates

  • History

    48 Graduates

  • Chemistry

    42 Graduates

  • Biology, General

    57 Graduates

  • Political Science and Government

    53 Graduates

  • History

    48 Graduates

  • Chemistry

    42 Graduates

  • Fine and Studio Arts

    31 Graduates

  • Statistics

    28 Graduates

  • Computer Science

    24 Graduates

  • Area Studies

    19 Graduates

  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

    18 Graduates

  • Social Sciences, Other

    16 Graduates

  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

    15 Graduates

  • Philosophy

    14 Graduates

  • Physics

    14 Graduates

  • Linguistic, Comparative, and Relate...

    12 Graduates

  • East Asian Languages, Literatures,...

    11 Graduates

  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

    11 Graduates

  • Natural Resources Conservation and...

    11 Graduates

  • Music

    7 Graduates

  • Sociology

    6 Graduates

  • Anthropology

    4 Graduates

  • Classics and Classical Languages, L...

    4 Graduates

  • Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

    4 Graduates

  • Religion/Religious Studies

    4 Graduates

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

    3 Graduates

  • Slavic, Baltic and Albanian Languag...

    3 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

2,095

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

19%

Full-time / Part-time

97% / 3%

Students Gender

Male

52%

US National: 44%

Female

48%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

White

51%

Unknown

3%

Black

8%

Hispanic

13%

Two or more races

5%

Non Resident alien

8%

Asian

12%

American Indian/Alaska native

0%

Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

0%

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

78%

Out Of State

13%

In State

9%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$77,966 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 100% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

Yes

Freshmen Live on Campus

100%

Undergrads in College Housing

93%

Averege Housing Cost

$7,350/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $7,150/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$7,150/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Ephs

School Colors

N/A

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

New England Small College Ath Conf

Total Male Athletes

427

Total Female Athletes

317

Intramural Sports

N/A

Sports Club

N/A

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Crew-Rowing

Football

Ice Hockey

Lacrosse

Skiing-Snowboarding

Soccer

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Wrestling

Squash

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Crew-Rowing

Field Hockey

Golf

Ice Hockey

Lacrosse

Skiing-Snowboarding

Soccer

Softball

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Squash

Campus Security

The college additionally offers an on-campus housing facility for students who wish to dwell nearby. The normal expense for on-campus housing is $14,990 per year. Williams College has several dining and meal plan options for its students and the average meal plan at WC costs around $7,150 per year. The college has taken a lot of measures to ensure the safety and security of its students. Some of these measures include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. There are around 50% male and 50% female students enrolled at the university.

24-Hour Security Patrol

Campus Emergency Phones

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$42,600/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$59,000/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$8,212 - $15,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$85 - $156

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

53%

Average Aid Per Year

$51,671

Students Receiving Federal Grants

22%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,446

Students Receiving State Aid

3%

Average Aid Per Year

$2,941

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

53%

Average Aid Per Year

$49,745

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$66,906

$30K - $48K

$66,367

$48K - $75K

$61,835

$75K - $110K

$52,559

> $110K

$27,293

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$58,012,854

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$1,366,416

In case the students at Williams College face any financial issues concerning the fees and cost of living, and find the same to be high, they can seek help from the financial aid department of the varsity. It focuses on settling the issues that students face, and candidates can be assisted with scholarships, grants, and student loans. At the college, the average federal grant comes to be around $5,462, whereas the financial aid is $53,859. The college provides financial assistance in the form of state-level aid worth $2,468 and institutional aid worth $53,859. The need-based scholarships awarded to students admitted to Williams College amount to $58,012,854 per annum. Meanwhile, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants awarded in a year total $1,366,416.

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