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Williams College Overview

Williams College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The location of Williams is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.

What Is Williams College Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$37,702 Avg Cost After Aid
9% Acceptance Rate
  • Students who want to work more closely with their professors have an easier time at Williams since the student to facuty ratio is 6 to 1.
  • The highest award offered at Williams is the master's degree.
  • In <nil>, 85% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, Williams bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $74,473 a year. That's about 83% more than their peers at other schools.
  • The average Williams student graduates in 4.1 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

Where Is Williams College?


Contact details for Williams are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 880 Main St, Williamstown, MA 01267
Phone: 413-597-3131

How Do I Get Into Williams?

You can apply to Williams online at:

Admission Requirements for Williams

Submission Required?
High School GPA Considered but not required
High School Rank Considered but not required
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
SAT or ACT Scores Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL Neither required nor recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Williams?

9% Acceptance Rate
53% Of Accepted Are Women
The acceptance rate at Williams is 9%, which means the school is highly selective when deciding who will be admitted and who won't. Even if you have great grades and test scores, that may not be enough. So be sure to look for ways to make your application memorable.

Approximately 47% of accepted students are men and 53% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 9%, and the acceptance rate for women is 9%.

Can I Afford Williams College?

$37,702 Net Price
15% Take Out Loans
The overall average net price of Williams is $37,702. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Williams, approximately 15% of students took out student loans averaging $4,090 a year. That adds up to $16,360 over four years for those students.

Williams College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,135 Full-Time Undergraduates
52% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,174 undergraduate students at Williams, with 2,135 being full-time and 39 being part-time.


There are also 50 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,135 full-time undergraduates at Williams, 48% are male and 52% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 285
Black or African American 98
Hispanic or Latino 254
White 1,063
International Students 177
Other Races/Ethnicities 258

Geographic Diversity

Massachusetts students aren't the only ones who study at Williams College. At this time, 42 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 59 countries are represented at Williams. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Canada, and South Korea.


*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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