Williams College

247 reviews
  1. Williamstown, MA
  2. 4 Year
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B
Williams College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
New England Small College Athletic Conference
Address
880 Main St
Williamstown, MA 01267

Williams College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
19%
SAT Range
1350-1560
ACT Range
31-34
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Neither required nor recommended
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$20,315/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $3,127/ year
  • $30-48k
    $4,971/ year
  • $49-75k
    $7,419/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,899/ year
  • $110k+
    $38,936/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
6:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.22 responses
86%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.22 responses
41%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.22 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,034Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
17%
Varsity Athletes
37%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • Curious, well-rounded
    67%
  • Hard-working
    22%
  • Passionate
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.13 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.25 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • Engaging
    45%
  • Supportive
    36%
  • Awesome
    18%

After Williams College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$58,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
95%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
77%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.13 responses

Reviews

247 reviews
  • Excellent
    54
  • Very Good
    94
  • Average
    80
  • Poor
    15
  • Terrible
    4
I really enjoy being at my college. It is academically challenging while being engaging. The professors love teaching their subjects, and I have learned the value of a liberal arts education by taking classes in many different areas of study, which are helping me become a well-rounded scholar. I really like it here! The relatively small class sizes allow me to get to know my professors and classmates, which helps me learn better, as I can approach my professors comfortably during office hours and form study groups with my fellow classmates. I would choose my school again if I could do it all over because it has everything I want and need: small classes, passionate professors, engaging courses, welcoming atmosphere, beautiful location, and the list can go on!
  • College Freshman
  • 7 months ago
Campus crime is almost nonexistent, and personal safety (excluding sexual assault) is generally high. However, due to the campus's prevalent drinking culture, sexual assault is a HUGE problem. I would estimate that 1 in every 2-3 girls has been assaulted, which is higher than the national average (this is based on my own experience and others' anecdotes). While the administration has designated assault survivor services, which are so, so great, as a whole the administration seems to try to bury reports of assault. Usually those accused are athletes, which the administration is inclined to protect. The process for reporting assault isn't easy, and it tends to favor the accused, not the victim--which is the opposite of how it should be. There's much to be improved upon.
  • College Senior
  • 4 months ago
The facilities have everything you could need as a varsity or non-varsity athlete. With our new football/lacrosse field and track, we have it made! Still, with an active there is always competition for prime field time, and IM sports are relegated either to early/late hours or ungroomed fields.
  • College Senior
  • 8 months ago