The Best & Worst

Location
Williamstown, MA
Undergrads
2,031
Tuition
$44,920
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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Best Of

Highest Grades

  1. 1
    The JA System
  2. 2
    Tutorials
  3. 3
    Professors' love for their subject and willingness to help
  4. 4
    The flexible core curriculum
  5. 5
    90 percent of frosh and 75 percent of upperclassmen have singles
  6. 6
    The immense study abroad opportunities
  7. 7
    The unbelievable facilities and opportunities they bring
  8. 8
    The Administration is very nice and helpful
  9. 9
    A beautiful campus in a valley of mountains (360-degree view)
  10. 10
    The amazingly interesting and talented students

Facts & Statistics

Happy Students
96% of students return after their first year.
Commitment to Teaching
There are 7 students for every member of faculty on campus.
Proven Success
96% of students will complete their education and graduate with a degree.
Easy Financial Aid Process
54% of students surveyed told us that the financial aid process went smoothly and they received the financial aid they needed.
Knowledgeable Professors
100% of students surveyed rated the general knowledge of professors as above average.
Low-Stress Course Load
69% of students surveyed rated the manageability of work as above average.
Big Dorms
80% of students surveyed felt that dorms were more spacious than average.
Accepting Campus Community
50% of students surveyed said that the campus community as a whole is very accepting of members of minority groups.
Safe Campus
80% of students surveyed said that they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.
Campus Pride
62% of students surveyed said that they love everything about the school and have a lot of campus pride.
Highly Satisfied Students
79% of students surveyed would make the same school choice if they could do it all over again.
Help Finding a Job or Internship
80% of students surveyed said that the career center is very helpful and provides services to students beyond help landing a job.
Strong Alumni Network
92% of students surveyed said the alumni network is very strong and involved in activities on campus.
Genders Equally Represented
A male-to-female ratio of 49/51 means there's a pretty even balance of students on campus.
Learn from the Best
97% of faculty have earned the highest degree in their field.
Personal Attention
You can expect personal attention with 73% of classes having less than 20 students.
Help to Succeed
The school has academic and career counseling available to help you when you need it.
Work Part-Time During School
Employment services are available for students.
Help Getting Hired
Placement services are available to graduates.

Worst Of

Lowest Grades

  1. 1
    The cold weather
  2. 2
    Transportation to Williams (cheap but time consuming)
  3. 3
    The winter
  4. 4
    The lack of connection to the surrounding community (outside students teaching at the local middle school)
  5. 5
    The weather
  6. 6
    Townies who think they run the place
  7. 7
    Intense snow
  8. 8
    The swim requirement
  9. 9
    Lack of local clubs and bars
  10. 10
    Limited selection of classes in some departments

Facts & Statistics

Expensive
Tuition is a steep $44,920, one of the most expensive rates in the country.
Students Can't Wait to Get Out of Town
71% of students surveyed said that there's no way they would live here after graduation.
AP Credit Wasted
Any AP credits earned in high school aren't eligible for college credit.
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