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Most Helpful Review for Williams College
  • Category: Am learning a lot
  • Review by: Marsha from belmont, MA
  • 21 out of 21 people found this review helpful

The classes are fast paced and challenging, particularly the math and science courses. If you keep up with the coursework, reading, and go to office hours, you definetly learn a lot. English classes are not much different than high school. You have a small discussion class and are graded heavily on participation. Depending on your teacher, you can become a better writer by constructive criticism. However, one teacher loved my writing and I got As on all my papers, while my other English teacher never gave me more than a B and always remarked that my writing was convoluted....

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  • College sophomore
  • Jul-19-2013 I am a current student here

    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 help students relax. There are advocacy groups on campus for mental health, sexual assault support, and things like that. 2. The social life can be a little stuffy, because the school is small. It's good to form at least a couple groups of friends. 3. The academics is harder than I expected it to be... but they will help you through if you are willing to put in the effort. Free tutoring, from professors and other students. There is a free writing center where you can take your essays and tutors will look over them and give suggestions.

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  • A Willy Junior
  • May-02-2013 I am a current student here

    Williams is not a college fore everyone. I have realized that unless students are willing to accept and live in the purple bubble for four years, it will be a difficult adjustment. With that being said, I love Williams because without the experience it provides, I could become the person I am today.

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  • Clare from Williamstown, MA
  • Mar-29-2013 I am a current student here

    Williams is full of passionate, diverse, intelligent people. This community is one of the most valuable things about it. There are also a wealth of on-campus activities, and the town is picturesque though small.

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  • Paige from Bonita, CA
  • Nov-06-2012 I am a current student here

    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, and yet some of the wealthiest, most successful people are Williams graduates. It creates a close-knit, warm environment of learning that is an absolutely amazing place to be with so many opportunities.

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  • Jennah from Westport, CT
  • Aug-02-2012 I am a current student here

    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. The opportunities are endless here because the school is always willing to fund for students' projects and turn ideas into reality.

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  • Demarius from Calumet City, IL
  • Jun-16-2012 I am a current student here

    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 that this institution presents are innumerable.

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  • Natalie from Austin, TX
  • May-29-2012 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    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 area (it's liberal arts). There is quite a bit of research going on, which is especially easy to get in the sciences, and it graduates a lot of people who go on to get graduate degrees.

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