Williams College

880 Main St, Williamstown, MA 1267
Tel: (413)597-3131
Private not-for-profit | 2,125 students
Williams is consistently ranked as one of the nation's top liberal arts colleges and its faculty noted for the quality of their undergraduate teaching. Virtually all faculty members engage in important research activities that complement their strong commitment to teaching and the achievement of academic goals includes active participation of students with faculty in research.

School Overview:

Williams College
CountyBerkshire County, MA
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
301 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment2,125 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
2,087 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
38 students137 students
 
# Undergraduate Students
2,071 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
54 students129 students
 
% American Indian/Alaskan
-1%
% Asian
10%2%
% Hawaiian
-1%
% Hispanic
10%3%
% Black
8%6%
% White
67%84%
% Two or more races
5%2%
 
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$44,920$24,462
 
Out-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$44,920$24,744
 
Percent Admitted17%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)660-770450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)650-760460-573
ACT Composite (25-75%)30-3420-25

School Notes:

  • Established in 1793 with funds bequeathed by Colonel Ephraim Williams, the college is private, residential, and liberal arts, with graduate programs in the history of art and in development economics. The undergraduate enrollment is approximately 2,000 students. Fraternities were phased out beginning in 1962. Coeducation was adopted in 1970.
  • There are three academic divisions (humanities, sciences, social sciences), 24 departments, 33 majors, plus concentrations and special programs. The student:faculty ratio is 8:1. The academic year consists of two four-course semesters plus a one-course January term. Williamstown is located in the Berkshires in northwestern Massachusetts, 135 miles from Boston and 165 miles from New York City.
  • From 50 countries and every possible background, Williams students bring a range of talents and interests unparalleled at other liberal arts colleges. In the mid-1800s, the college pioneered the concept of placing each student at the center of the education enterprise. Over the years, it has built on that philosophy, refined it, and adopted it as the guiding spirit of the college
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