About Williams College
On Campus Housing
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).
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.
Annual Cost to Attend
Average Annual Cost
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.
Highest Degree Offered
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 Emergency Phones
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
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.
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants
Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants
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.