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Williams College

Williamstown, Massachusetts

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Student Population
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Location Williamstown, Massachusetts
Online williams.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Distant Town
Williams College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Williamstown, Massachusetts, Williams College is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 9,560 prospective students applied, and 1,240 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 533 enrolled in the school.  2,096 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 53 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $55,140 plus fees of $310. Williams is ranked 13 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Williams is rated within the top 3% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 10 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
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SAT 1410/1550
ACT 32/35
GPA 3.94
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Jan 1, 2021
Applicant Competition Very High

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Williams College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$800
Other Fees$310
Room and Board $14,500
Budget for Other Expenses$2,450
Total One Year Cost$73,200

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$73,600 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
95% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Williams College students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 25%
Psychology 10%
History 9%
Foreign Languages 8%
Visual and Performing Arts 8%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=168342 IPEDS survey data for Williams College.

Current students may use the Williams College GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.