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William James College Overview

William James College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Newton, Massachusetts. The city atmosphere of Newton makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is William James College Known For?

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  • Students who want to work more closely with their professors have an easier time at William James College since the student to facuty ratio is 5 to 1.
  • Students at William James College have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 2%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • The highest award offered at William James College is the doctor's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 49% of the faculty were full-time.

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William James College Rankings

According to our 2021 analysis, William James College is ranked #118 out of 2,320 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

William James College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#54 Best Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at William James College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#6 Most Popular General Psychology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Most Popular Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Most Popular Psychology Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Best General Psychology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Best Psychology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#56 Most Popular Mental & Social Health Services Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is William James College?

Location of William James College

Contact details for William James College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: One Wells Avenue, Newton, MA 02459
Phone: 617-327-6777

How Do I Get Into William James College?

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Can I Afford William James College?

1.7% Loan Default Rate

The student loan default rate at William James College is 1.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

William James College Undergraduate Student Diversity

8 Full-Time Undergraduates
75% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 29 undergraduate students at William James College, with 8 being full-time and 21 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  William James College

There are also 767 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 8 full-time undergraduates at William James College, 25% are male and 75% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  William James College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of William James College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of William James College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 0
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 6
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

Over 16 countries are represented at William James College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Canada, Bulgaria, and China.

Online Learning at William James College

26 Took All Classes Online
141 Took At Least One Class Online
61.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 141 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at William James College has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 59th most popular in Massachusetts for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of William James College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at William James College was 61.0%. This is the #442 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at William James College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of William James College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Psychology 7%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at William James College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at William James College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology #8
Psychology #25

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

William James College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 14 60 83 157
General Psychology 0 106 0 106
Mental & Social Health Services 0 45 0 45
TOTAL 14 211 83 308


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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