Williams Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Williams College
|Applicant Competition||Very High|
How hard is it to get into Williams and can I get accepted? The school has a 15% acceptance rate ranking it #6 in Massachusetts for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,253 out of 8,593 applicants were admitted making Williams a very highly competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for typical applicants. Academically, it has exceptionally high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 4 percent. Only 44% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top ten percent of their high school class.
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Williams SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT59%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||730|
|SAT Math 25th||720|
|SAT Composite 25th||1450|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||780|
|SAT Math 75th||800|
|SAT Composite 75th||1580|
|Average SAT Score||1520|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Williams College?
Williams College typically requires applicants to be in the top 2 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1450 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1380. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1520 out of 1600. The school ranks #4 in Massachusetts for highest average SAT composite score. 59 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1580 and Above||Good||>23%|
|1515 to 1580||Avg +||15%-23%|
|1450 to 1515||Avg -||9%-15%|
|1385 to 1450||Reach||6%-9%|
|Less than 1385||Low||<6%|
Williams ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT60%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||32|
|ACT Math 25th||29|
|ACT Composite 25th||31|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||35|
|ACT Math 75th||34|
|ACT Composite 75th||35|
|Average ACT Score||33|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Williams?
Admission data indicates that Williams regularly accepts students with ACT's of 31 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 5 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 29 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 33 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 35 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #6 in Massachusetts for highest average ACT composite score. 60 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Williams College.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|35 and Above||Good||>23%|
|33 to 35||Avg +||15%-23%|
|31 to 33||Avg -||9%-15%|
|29 to 31||Reach||6%-9%|
|Less than 29||Low||<6%|
Williams College has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.
92% of Williams College freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||92%|
|Top 25% of class||97%|
|Top 50% of class||100%|
|Bottom 50% of class||0%|
|Bottom 25% of class||0%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||40%||48%||44%|
Applications were DueJan 1, 2019
Days left to ApplyNone
The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2019.
What are the requirements for admission to Williams College and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Neither required nor recommended|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=168342 IPEDS survey data for Williams College.