Williams College in Williamstown

Williamstown, MA

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Overview

Williams College offers 117-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 7:1. 2 high safety сampuses. Acceptance Rate is 19%. The most popular test is SAT - 75% of students submitted it in comparison to 45% of students who submitted ACT. 49.1% are women, and 50.9% are men. 9% percents of international students. Williams College is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Williams College is 21762$, that is above national average. 95% of full-time Williams College students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $54,200, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Williams College is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).

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$21,762
ABOVE AVERAGE

By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Williams College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$3,127
$30,001 - $48,000$4,971
$48,001 - $75,000$7,419
$75,001 - $110,000$16,899
$110,001+$38,936

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores

Recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: 6690

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -

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Percent of students with financial aid

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26%

Types of financial aids

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1123 of Williams College undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 54 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Williams College number 24 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Massachusetts.

Students at Williams College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending

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$54,200

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Disability services

7%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Does not offer distance education opportunities

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Williams College.

Study abroad

Study abroad - programs and arrangements giving students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate

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95%
ABOVE AVERAGE

Williams College graduation rate is above the national average.

95% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Williams College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare institutions.

Applying information

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

12 : 1

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores

Recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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19%

In comparison to National Average

Williams College acceptance rate is below national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 63%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 44%.

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19%
BELOW AVERAGE

In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $20k - $30k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 71%, so Williams College acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 52%.

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19%
BELOW AVERAGE

Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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45%

Total

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45%

Full time

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0%

Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate

97%

Part-time retention rate

0%

The Williams College full-time retention rate is 97% and part-time retention rate is 0%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it demonstrates that school offers quality curriculum, pleasant student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Williams College students submitting SAT scores

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75%

Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
2000 - 2330

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 670 - 780
Math: 660 - 770
Writing: 670 - 780

SAT Test Score Range

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ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Williams College students submitting ACT scores

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45%

Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
31 - 34

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 32 - 35
Math: 29 - 34
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range

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SAT Score Converter

The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Williams College is 7:1, that means that for every 7 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

7:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

196
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9%

Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In Williams College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Williams College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 880 Main St. Po Box 368 address in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

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Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of Williams College with 1.65% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, forcible sex offense, and aggravated assault.

The percentage of crimes on Williams-Exeter Programme at Oxford

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Williams-Exeter Programme at Oxford in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of Williams College with 0.05% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on Williams-Exeter Programme at Oxford is forcible sex offense.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Williams College offers 117 programs in total: 111 are for Bachelor's degree and 6 are Master's degree.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 192 universities in Massachusetts state. Williams College is one of the few institutions in Massachusetts that offers a Bachelor's degree program.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Massachusetts state average data to help you compare.

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Williams College provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 2087 students with 62601 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 73 with 1747 credit hours.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Williams College

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Overall Rating:

My daughter has loved every minute of Williams College! She's a graduating senior. The camaraderie amongst graduates and family of alums is unbelievable. I wear a Williams cap often, and on three separate occasions a grad has come up to me and struck up a 30 minute conversation about how much they loved their time at Williams College. One was a superior court judge, and two were doctors.

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Apparently, Adam Falk grossly misrepresents what happens when a speaker is present on campus and is associated with Uncomfortable Learning. See wall street journal, Nov 17 issue in the opinion page

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Amherst is just the Great Value version of Williams 😫

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Beautiful, picturesque New England campus, nestled into a quaint town rich in history. Beautiful place to study or simply visit.

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It is my love at first sight. The architecture is amazing. The crowd is artsy and very welcoming. Innovative concerts are held there every season that you won't wanna miss.

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Location & Website

Address: 880 Main St

Place:

Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Four-one-four plan

General Phone Number: +4135973131

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: williams.edu

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