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Williams College

239 reviews
  1. Williamstown, MA
  2. 4 Year
#19 in Best Colleges in America
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

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

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
  • Curious, well-rounded
    75%
  • Passionate
    25%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
0%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.8 responses
Poll
0%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.20 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 4 responses
  • Awesome
    25%
  • Supportive
    75%

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

239 reviews
  • Excellent
    50
  • Very Good
    91
  • Average
    79
  • Poor
    15
  • Terrible
    4
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
  • 2 months ago
Although the name isn't recognized by most of the general public, the employers you're going to want to work for and the graduate schools you'll want to go to have a lot of respect for a Williams degree. Also Williams has a ton of connections through successful alums and partners. I got an internship super easily for the summer before my sophomore year.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago
Had the most amazing experience. I LOVED every class I took. I was able to get to know all of my professors personally, and I even went out for tea with my philosophy professor a few times. The students aren't crazy eccentric, like I kind of hoped for, but if you actually talk to them, they are really interesting and have some amazing things going on in their heads. For me, it was very difficult to balance my workload with my athletics at first, but Williams has many great resources to help you out when you're freaking out, wondering how you're going to get everything done, and there are a ton of fun things to do to relieve the inevitable stress.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago