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Most Helpful Review for Williams College
  • Category: Am learning a lot
  • Review by: Marsha from belmont, MA
  • 26 out of 26 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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  • williams freshman
  • May-02-2016 I am a current student here

    williams is wiliam-sy in its own williamstown way - you need to talk to the students to get a sense of what that means. academic rigorous, but everyone helps each other get through it. the people here - students, staff, faculty - is what drives the place.

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  • nj eph
  • May-01-2016 I am a current student here

    williams college is a place where you can study and learn without the distractions of a big city. i've done really well here and have had access to so many amazing resources (library, professors, staff) and opportunities (study abroad, winter study, internships). i would recommend.

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  • noah from brookline, ma
  • Apr-21-2016 I am a current student here

    very academically rigorous and very enriching. a great place to be if you want to learn a lot in a lot of different subjects, all the while making incredible friends and trying new things. don't be afraid to try something completely new.

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  • andrew
  • Apr-20-2016 I am a current student here

    williams is located in a very quiet and quaint area. the professors are extremely helpful, often going out of their way to help students learn and enjoy the material in class. while the school workload can be high, there are several academic resources in place to ensure success (i.e.: free tutoring, writing workshops, tas, etc.).

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  • alice from raleigh, nc
  • Apr-20-2016 I am a current student here

    williams is an academically rigorous school that is what you make of it. if you're looking for personal relationships with professors, amazing classes, and genuinely curious people, williams is for you. however, williams is a small school, and that has both pros and cons.

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  • Ian from Brooklyn, NY
  • Feb-10-2016 I am a current student here

    A fantastic school that makes it easy to get the most out of your education; it has all the opportunities of larger schools, but much less competition which makes those opportunities vastly more accessible. Teachers are genuinely invested in getting to know students as people, and they make huge personal commitments towards meeting their students' individual requests and needs. Lastly, Williams can help you make your unique goals a reality: conduct independent studies, self-directed winter study projects during january, or even design your own contract major!

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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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