Williams College
Williamstown, MA, USA

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
2,149
Total Number of Undergrads
2,095
Academic Calendar

Four-one-four plan

Learning Options
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
Student:Faculty Ratio
6:1
US National: 21:1
Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
75%
20-39 Students
19%
40-99 Students
4%
0
100
86%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
94%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%

Faculty Overview

0
100
92%
Faculty With Terminal Degree US National: 36%
Gender
Male
Female
48%
52%
Ethnicity

African American
3%
Asian/Pacific Islander
4%
White
84%
Hispanic
4%
Multi-Racial
1%

What Students Are Saying

4.34 Average Rating
The work load is heavy but it's reasonable. Like I said before, don't be afraid to use your resources because there are so many available here at Williams. For example, there is a Math and Science Resource Center (MSRC), Writer's Workshop, tutors, etc. Just don't kid yourself and save everything for the last minute or try to BS your work. Smaller school means smaller classes mean professors are very meticulous about work.
Jennah from Westport, CT
I thought I was going to die last year, mostly because I thought I had a handle on everything in high school, and that made me cocky about college. It was a big wake up call-- After I received a D on my English paper and a 55 on my Psychology quiz, I got my act together and took advantage of the free one-on-one tutoring and writing center. Ended up with a B in Psychology 101 and a C+ in English, mostly because my high school wasn't helpful in terms of writing papers. But I'm learning.
College sophomore
I have had many rough nights at Williams. While it depends on your majors and the classes you choose, just remember that Williams is no longer high school. Good grades will not come easily; work for it. After all, you are competition with other students who might have also been valedictorian in their respective high schools.
A Willy Junior
classes at williams are tough, but when you get through all of the work you're rewarded at the end with a deep understanding of the course material. professors aren't shy about piling on the work, but they're also extremely approachable and always looking to help students out. there are also numerous academic resources for students to help you with problem sets in math and science course,s and writing workshops to help you polish papers.
William from New York
certainly more rigorous than most, if not all, other undergraduate institutions when looking at it as a whole. i have friends placed all across the country at the top institutions, but not necessarily those with an emphasis on undergraduate education. the rigor, however, is recognized not just within ourselves but the alumni who reach out to us.
williams freshman
Most courses at Williams are rigorous. The work load may seem impossible, but that's what makes Williams such a valuable institution. The rigor challenges the students beyond measure and it is up to them to embrace the challenge and reap the benefits.
Demarius from Calumet City, IL
Williams is an extremely rigorous school. The focus is definitely on education and it turns out some very well-rounded, weathered students on the other side. There is always lots of work to be done, but the learning and quality of teaching is definitely worth the effort. This is definitely a place of quality education.
Paige from Bonita, CA

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