Campus Housing

Location
Williamstown, MA
Undergrads
2,031
Tuition
$44,920
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: There are a variety of room setups, and the housing process is fairly simple. The rooms are nice, most offer smaller private common areas in addition to larger common spaces to be used by the whole dorm. Dorms are clean, custodial staff is very nice, and not many students share a bathroom. WiFi is sketchy at times, but not terrible. Additionally, as it's a small school you normally end up knowing you neighbors and having friends that live near you, even if it is unintentional. In my opinion, housing at Williams is better than the housing offered at most other schools.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: All in all, dorms at Williams are pretty solid. That said, I realize that I personally would prefer to live off-campus -- most people do not feel this way.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Mission is far from the center of campus, but has its own dining hall, which happens to be arguably the best one on campus. Frosh quad is in the center of campus and is more pretty, but has less amenities and is older.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Most of the housing here is excellent, and although some sophomores get slightly screwed over, almost anyone can live in a single should they want to. Freshman housing is one of the best things about Williams because the Entry System becomes one of the highlights of your first year.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: In general most housing is pretty good. The only times that anyone can really get unfortunate housing is sophomore year, and even that is the minority. 60% of freshmen have singles and 70% of other students have singles so it's very likely and common for someone to go through all four years without having a roommate. It's a small campus so the farthest a door can be from anything is about a 15 minute walk, with most being within 5-10 minutes. The dorms generally have a fun social atmosphere because small parties are a big part of the social scene. The downside is that the housing lottery is very stressful, especially for incoming sophomores who are picking their neighborhoods and dorms for the first time.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 240th
    Best Dorm Atmosphere
  • 280th
    Most Spacious Dorms
  • 297th
    Cleanest Dorms
  • 611st
    Shortest Walk to Class

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Semira Menghes
Hometown
Atlanta, GA
Major
American Studies - Arts in Context
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The overall comfort, hygiene, and accessibility of Williams dorms have always been excellent. There is a large variety of housing choices, and every building is different and unique.

The housing lottery may seem frustrating, but it’s fair with a guarantee of better housing as students get older. The rooms are generally good and always have beautiful views in the valley of mountains. The fact that most people graduate Williams without ever having a roommate speaks to how wonderful it is to live at Williams.

 

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
1,918
Average Housing Costs
$6,010
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
93%
Number of Dormitories
33
Best Dorms
  • Dodd
  • Gladden
  • Prospect
  • Wood
Worst Dorms
  • Garfield
  • Lehman
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Ethernet access

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Agard
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 24
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Huge rooms, parking, large lawn
Brooks House
Floors: 2, plus basement
Number of Occupants: 17
Bathrooms: Shared by two rooms
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles
Special Features: Parking, disability accommodations
Chadbourne House
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 14
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Seniors
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Large lawn
Currier House
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 62
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Common room has piano, ballroom, kitchen, fireplaces
Dodd House
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 58
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Laundry, parking, restaurant, party room
Doughty House
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 11
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Seniors
Room Types: Singles
Special Features: Eat-in kitchen and living room
East College
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 64
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Common lounges, lots of windows
Fayerweather Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 59
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Fun party space
Fitch House
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 44
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Common rooms, kitchen, rec room
Garfield House
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 36
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Living room, library, large lawn
Greylock Quad (Bryant, Mark Hopkins, Gladden, and Carter)
Floors: 4 in each building
Number of Occupants: 297
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Huge party and study room, kitchen, large windows
Lambert House
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 8
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Seniors
Room Types: Singles
Special Features: Living room, front porch, kitchen, laundry
Lehman Hall
Floors: 3
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Disability accommodations, TV lounge
Mary Hubbell House
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 27
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Kitchen, bay windows, front porch
Mission Park (Armstrong, Dennett, Mills, and Pratt)
Floors: 5 in each building
Number of Occupants: 294
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles
Special Features: Has its own dining hall, common rooms, entry life
Morgan Hall
Floors: 4
Bathrooms: Shared by floor or suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suite-style, singles, doubles
Special Features: Disability accommodations
Perry House
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 25
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Goat room, kitchen
Prospect House
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 104
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, suite-style
Special Features: Common rooms, laundry
Sage Hall
Floors: 4
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, some arranged in mini-suites
Special Features: Disability accommodations, common rooms for suite-style doubles and singles
Spencer House
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 24
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Kitchen
Thompson House
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 30
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Close to Mission dining hall, kitchen
Tyler Annex
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 20
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles
Special Features: Common rooms, kitchen
Tyler House
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 38
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Large living rooms
West College
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 50
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Full kitchen, large living room, laundry
Williams Hall
Floors: 4
Bathrooms: Shared by room
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Disability accommodations, common rooms for suite-style doubles and singles
Wood House
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 27
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Common rooms, kitchen, parking

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