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Williams College
Williamstown, MA
Williams is a private, liberal arts college. Founded in 1793 as a college for men, it adopted coeducation in 1970. Its 450-acre campus is located in Williamstown, in northwestern Massachusetts.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 2,076
   Women 1,010 (48.7%)
   Men 1,066 (51.3%)
Graduate Students 58
Entrance Difficulty Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate 18% of 6,985 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline January 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA Not reported
SAT Math 712 average
660-770 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 715 average
670-770 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 33 average
31-34 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $68,430
  Tuition and Fees $51,790
  Room and Board $13,690
Average Percent of Need Met 100%
Average Freshman Award $52,512
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System 4-1-4
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 266
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 42% of classes
10-19 students: 36% of classes
20-29 students: 8% of classes
30-39 students: 7% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 3% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Williamstown Population 8,424
Nearest Metropolitan Area Albany NY
Freshman Housing Guarantee  
Students in College Housing 100% of freshmen, 93% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Purple Cow
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
14.0% Asian
8.1% Black/African-American
13.4% Hispanic/Latino
6.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
57.9% White
0.0% Unknown
International Students 7.8% from 57 countries
First-Year Students Returning 97.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 85.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported