Williams

Williams College

880 Main St, Williamstown, United States
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  • Class Notes
    0
  • Textbook Notes
    0
  • Study Guides
    0
  • Currently Enrolled
    136
  • Previously Enrolled
    78

Overview of Williams College (Williams)

About this school

Williams is a private, liberal arts college. Founded in 1793 as a college for men, it adopted coeducation in 1970. Its 450-acre campus is located in Williamstown, in northwestern Massachusetts.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:2,061
    • Men:1,087 Men (52.7%)
    • Women:974 Women (47.3%)

Location

Admission Information (Williams)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Williams College is most difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1310 on the SAT I or over 29 on the ACT; about 30% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma or equivalent is not required

  • High School Program:

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
4
Science
-
4
Foreign Language
-
4
Social Studies
-
4
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
January 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
880 Main Street
City, State, Zip
Williamstown, MA 01267
Phone
(413) 597-2211
Fax
(413) 597-4018
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 1
Application Fee
$65
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 7
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 1 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 15
Early Decision Notification
December 15
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
-

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
15% of 8,593 applicants were admitted
Women
14% of 4,538 applicants were admitted
Men
16% of 4,055 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
554 (44%) of 1,253 admitted students enrolled
Women
247 (40%) of 615 admitted students enrolled
Men
307 (48%) of 638 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
Not reported
375 And Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
733 average |690-790 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
73%
• Score 600 - 700
24%
• Score 500 - 600
4%
• Score 400 - 500
0%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
78%
• Score 600 - 700
21%
• Score 500 - 600
1%
• Score 400 - 500
0%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
33 average |31-35 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
87%
• Score 24 - 29
13%
• Score 18 - 23
0%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (Williams)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $53,550 (75.8%)
  • Room & Board: - $14,150 (20.03%)
  • Other Expenses: - $800 (1.13%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,150 (3.04%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Williams College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
January 15
Award Notification Date
On or about April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Institutional Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002229
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile
$25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
352 (64.2%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
287 (81.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
287 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
287 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$56,486
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 287 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $53,866
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 237 (82.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,172
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,175 (58.2%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,026 (87.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,026 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,026 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$54,932
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,026 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $51,773
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 885 (86.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,662
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
35%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$16,230
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (Williams)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


4-1-4

Summer Session


Not offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


292

Part-Time Faculty


72

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


77%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 42% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 31% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 12% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 9% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 4% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 2% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 34% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 47% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 18% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
50-59
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not reported

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Sophomore Standing


Not reported

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,092,425
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
1000
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Williams College provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


98.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


86.1%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


92.1%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


94.0%

Programs & Majors (Williams)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (41)


  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Area Studies, Other
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Literature
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, General
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Economy
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Statistics, General
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Student-designed major, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad

Study Abroad


Social sciences, Mathematics and statistics, Physical sciences

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Master's Programs of Study (2)


  • Art History
  • Economic Development

Campus Life (Williams)

Location & Geography

Population


8,424

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Albany NY

Campus Size


450 acres

Weather


Temperature
15 average low in January, 74.5 average high in September
Rain
133 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
20 mile(s) from campus in Pittsfield
Nearest Train Station
38 mile(s) from campus in Albany

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, cooperative housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


93% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


7%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Purple Cow
School Colors
Purple and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Skiing (Cross-Country)
Skiing (Downhill)
Soccer
Softball
Squash
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Skiing (Cross-Country)
Skiing (Downhill)
Soccer
Softball
Squash
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, gymnastics, ice hockey, skiing (cross-country), skiing (downhill), soccer, softball, volleyball, water polo

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Williams College offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


2,018

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
2,061
Women
974
Men
1,087

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 13.7% Asian
  • 8.9% Black/African-American
  • 14.0% Hispanic/Latino
  • 6.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 55.7% White
  • 1.4% Unknown

International Students


7.7% from 57 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


56

Student Resources (Williams)

Study resources