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Williams College

Williamstown, MA
University Website: www.williams.edu
Apply Online: admission.williams.edu/apply
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Coordinates: 42°42′46″N 73°12′11″W / 42.71275°N 73.2031°W / 42.71275; -73.2031

Williams College is a private liberal arts college located in Williamstown, Massachusetts, United States. It was established in 1793 with funds from the estate of Ephraim Williams. Originally a men's college, Williams became co-educational in 1970. Fraternities were also phased out during this period, beginning in 1962. Williams forms part of the historic Little Three colleges, along with Wesleyan University and rival Amherst College.

There are three academic curricular divisions (humanities, sciences and social sciences), 24 departments, 33 majors, and two master's degree programs in art history and development economics. There are 315 voting faculty members, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 7:1. As of 2009, the school has an enrollment of 2,124 undergraduate students and 49 graduate students.

The academic year follows a 4–1–4 schedule of two four-course semesters plus a one-course "winter study" term in January. A summer research schedule involves about 200 students on campus completing projects with professors.

In 2010, 2011, and 2012, Forbes magazine ranked Williams College as the best undergraduate institution in the United States, ahead of every Ivy League university and national liberal arts college, including Harvard University, Yale University, Princeton University, Amherst College, and Swarthmore College. In its 2013 edition, U.S. News & World Report ranked Williams as the single best liberal arts college in the country.

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Fast Facts

  • Private not for profit, Four or more years
  • students
  • $42,938.00 avg tuition

880 Main St
Williamstown, MA 01267
(413) 597-3131

Apply online Admissions:
admission.williams.edu/
Financial Aid:
web.williams.edu/admin/finaid/

Areas of Study:

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • History
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts
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Williams College

Statistics:
Applied 6,631
Admitted 1,241 19%
Enrolled total 548
Full Time: 548
Part Time 0
Standards:
Test 25th % 75th %
SAT Reading 660 770
SAT Math 650 760
SAT Writing 0 0
ACT Composite 29 34
ACT English 0 0
ACT Math 0 0
ACT Writing 0 0
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 97%
4-year graduation rate 93%
6-year graduation rate 96%
Application Deadlines:
Regular Application Deadline
Early Admission Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Financial Aid Deadline
Student Response Deadline
Transfer Student Application Deadline
Requirements:
Open Admissions Policy No
Secondary School GPA Neither required nor recommended
Secondary School Rank Recommended
Secondary School Record Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission Test Scores Required
TOEFL Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Credit:
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Williams College

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $42,938.00 $42,938.00 $42,938.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $252.00 $252.00 $252.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $4,771.00 $4,771.00 $4,771.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $43,500.00 $43,500.00 $43,500.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
Off-Campus
(with family)
Room and Board $11,370.00 $0.00 $0.00
Other Expenses $1,781.00 $0.00 $0.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $60.00
Graduate Application Fee $60.00
Books and Supplies $800.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 68%
Percent receiving grant aid 53%
Avg amount of grant aid $38,428.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 20%
Avg amount of student loan aid $5,511.00

Williams College

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES
American/United States Studies/Civilization X
Asian Studies/Civilization X
Near and Middle Eastern Studies X
Women's Studies X
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
Biology/Biological Sciences, General X
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES
Computer Science X
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS
English Language and Literature, General X
FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS
Chinese Language and Literature X
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General X
Comparative Literature X
French Language and Literature X
German Language and Literature X
Japanese Language and Literature X
Russian Language and Literature X
Spanish Language and Literature X
HISTORY
History, General X
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
Mathematics, General X
MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other X
NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION
Environmental Studies X
PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Philosophy X
Religion/Religious Studies X
PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Astronomy X
Astrophysics X
Chemistry, General X
Geology/Earth Science, General X
Physics, General X
PSYCHOLOGY
Psychology, General X
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Anthropology X
Development Economics and International Development X
Economics, General X
Political Science and Government, General X
Social Sciences, Other X
Sociology X
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
Art History, Criticism and Conservation X
Art/Art Studies, General X
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General X
Music, General X

Scholarships for Students in Massachusetts

Name Amount Deadline
Jane and Clem Werner Scholarship $5000 February 15, 2015
A.L. Brown Scholarship $7000 January 30, 2015
Dr. James L. Lawson Memorial Scholarship $500 January 31, 2015
TSI Inc./Arthur J. Abrams Scholarship Varies February 27, 2015
Ernest Morgan Memorial Scholarship Varies March 15, 2015
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