Private 4 Year

Williams Admission Requirements

Williamstown, Massachusetts

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Chances of getting into Williams College

Acceptance Rate

Admission Difficulty for Williams College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Unavailable 
Applicant Competition Very High 
How hard is it to get into Williams and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Williams is 15%.  It ranks #4 in Massachusetts and #35 in the nation for lowest rate of acceptance. Williams is a very highly competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for typical applicants. Last year, 1,322 out of 8,744 applicants were admitted.

Williams College typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.94. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top ten percent of their high school class. 36% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Williams application fee is $65 and applications are due by Jan 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required or recommended by Williams College.

Williams SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT 
SAT Scores for Williams College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Williams College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Williams ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT 
ACT Scores for Williams College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for Williams College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Williams GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
Typical High School Grades 

What GPA do you need to get into Williams College?

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into Williams. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Williams College was 3.94 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #4 in Massachusetts for highest average GPA. Meeting these GPA requirements alone is not enough to gain admission as Williams is a very selective school.

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*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.94 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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High School Class Rank

95% of Williams College freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Williams College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 95%
Top 25% of class 99%
Top 50% of class 99%
Data Source, Peterson's Data


Admission Statistics

Williams College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,592 4,152 8,744
Accepted 681 641 1,322
Acceptance Rate 15% 15% 15%
Enrolled 234 248 482
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 34% 39% 36%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 1, 2023
Days left to Apply

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Williams College is $65.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Williams College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Williams College Application Requirements
Test Scores Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA Considered but not required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Williams College
AP Credit No
Dual Credit No
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.


Does Williams College prefer SAT or ACT?

57% of students submit their SAT scores to Williams. 59% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Williams College?

15% of those who apply are granted admission to Williams. Admission competition is very high and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.