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Williams College Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

2,101 students

19% admitted

  • 2,069 full time
  • 32 part time
  • 999 men full time
  • 1,070 women full time
  • 6,631 applied
  • 1,241 admitted
  • 548 enrolled

1,998 Undergraduates

$44,660 tuition/year

  • 53 Graduates
  • 50 Non-Degree
  • $44,660 in state
  • $260 fees
  • $11,850 room & board
  • $800 books
  • (Based on stats from 2012/2013)

At a Glance

Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: New England Town, on fringe of an urban area
Highest Degree Offered: Master's degree
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Four-one-four plan
School Mascot: Purple Cow
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Natalie from Austin, TX
  • 0
  • Williams is preppy, wealthy, white, and isolated in a tiny town in the middle of nowhere in Massachusetts. It is academically competitive, but doesn't especially concentrate in any specific…

  • May-29-2012 Read More
  • Jennah from Westport, CT
  • 0
  • This school provides a very diverse but tight-knit community. The professors are so passionate about what they teach and are determined to make you fall in love with their material.…

  • Aug-02-2012 Read More
  • Demarius from Calumet City, IL
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  • Williams College is a really fruitful environment where intelligence and hard work thrives. The interactions amongst students and professors breeds an environment in which ALL learn and benefit. The opportunities…

  • Jun-16-2012 Read More
  • Paige from Bonita, CA
  • 0
  • Williams College is a quiet giant. So few people outside the northeast seem to have heard about this amazing school that is the number one undergraduate education in the country,…

  • Nov-06-2012 Read More
  • College sophomore
  • 0
  • 1. The school takes care of its own. Financial aid is excellent, even if the policies are a little quirky. The college provides events every once in a while to…

  • Jul-19-2013 Read More
Williams College
  • Located in Williamstown, MA
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 2,101 students enrolled
  • 19% admitted
  • $44,660 annual cost to attend

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 4
  • Anna from Chester, VA
  • Dec-23-2011 I am a current student here

    Adapting to being a college freshman anywhere is kind of weird, but I've really liked Williams so far.

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  • 4
  • Tiffany from Cupertino, CA
  • Dec-31-2010 I am a current student here

    The entry system definitely may feel limiting sometimes, but if you get along with your entry, hanging out with your entry mates is a blast! However, if you don't get along with them, you share a bathroom with people from the neighboring entry if you live in frosh quad, and you can get to know them. Unfortunately, it is really hard to meet people in classes.

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  • 3
  • Marsha from belmont, MA
  • Jul-17-2009 I am a current student here

    I like the rigor of the classes, but the location is very isolated and rural. On the weekends, there is not much to do and the non-school sponsored parties are often broken up. Every First Fridays of the month, there is a college sponsored party at Goodrich Hall, which is fun most of the time, especially when there is a good DJ playing music. Due to the amount of homework, most of the time during the week and a good amount of time in the weekend is spent studying. Lab writeups take up a lot of time in particular and I spend most of Sunday night at the Math Science Resource Center. Additionally, my family lives 3 hours away so I get homesick occasionally. It's also a little hard to meet friends. If you don't click with a lot of people in your entry (the people that live on your floor), it's not easy to meet people from classes that will become your friends. Meeting people through clubs on campus is another option but usually most people have a lot of work and don't have time to be substantially involved on campus.

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