Williams College

245 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
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  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

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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.16 responses
94%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.16 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.16 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 4 responses
Report
  • Curious, well-rounded
    75%
  • Passionate
    25%
  • Hard-working
    0%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.8 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.20 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 4 responses
Report
  • Supportive
    75%
  • Awesome
    25%
  • Engaging
    0%

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%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.6 responses

Reviews

245 reviews
  • Excellent
    52
  • Very Good
    94
  • Average
    80
  • Poor
    15
  • Terrible
    4
It's difficult, but so worth it. A degree from Williams really means a lot--the academics are top-notch, the instruction is unbeatable, and the overall quality of life is very high. If I could, I would choose Williams all over again--and again, and again, and again.
  • College Senior
  • 2 months ago
best part about williams is the people, profs and students. profs love their jobs and their students so the level of teaching is really high and other students are super bright, making collaboration less of a chore and more of an opportunity to learn from your peers.
  • College Sophomore
  • 3 months ago
Williams is an amazing place to get an excellent education and has MANY opportunities available that make the tuition worth it. There are also some really interesting people there. However, as it only accepts the best students, it's highly skilled at breaking the egos of the fresh-out-of-high-school valedictorians who think they an do everything and be the best at everything. The workload is intentionally heavy enough that you need to ask for help to get through it, but overall, Williams really allows you to bond with your fellow students through the hard work and makes every student stronger once they make it through it's challenges.
  • College Sophomore
  • 4 months ago