Williams College, founded in 1793, is one of the oldest educational institutions in the United States.

Williams believes in undergraduates. Students, scientists, artists, and scholars come here from around the world and make Williams a cosmopolitan epicenter, a creative incubator, a global stage, and a launch pad for impact that reaches far beyond campus. Williams has one of the most generous financial aid programs in the nation and meeting 100 percent of the demonstrated need of every student, every year. It's the breadth and depth of students' experiences—intellectual and experiential, theoretical and practical, local and global—that position graduates to thrive and lead in fields as diverse and evolving as they are themselves.

Basic details

  • Region: Northeast
  • Location: Williamstown, Massachusetts
  • Campus setting: Rural
  • Type of institution: Private; Liberal Arts College

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 9%
  • Average ACT score: 33
  • Average SAT score: 1480
  • Test optional?: Yes, test optional for Fall 2021 admissions cycle
  • Common Application accepted?: Yes
  • Areas of study offered include: Anthropology; Art History; Arts; Astronomy; Biology; Chemistry; Computer Science; Drama/Theatre Arts; Economics; Ethnic/Cultural Studies; English; Environmental Sciences; Gender Studies; History; Literature; Mathematics; Music; Philosophy; Physics; Political Science; Psychology; Public Policy; Sociology; Theology/Religion
  • Full list of majors available: http://www.williams.edu/academics/areas-of-study/


  • International students are eligible for: Need-based aid
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $74,660


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division III
  • Varsity sportsMen's American Football, Men's Athletics / Track and Field, Women's Athletics / Track and field, Men's Baseball, Women's Softball, Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Men's Cross Country, Women's Cross Country, Women's Field Hockey, Men's Football / Soccer, Women's Football / Soccer, Men's Golf, Women's Golf, Men's Ice Hockey, Women's Ice Hockey, Men's Lacrosse, Women's Lacrosse, Men's Rowing, Women's Rowing, Men's Skiing, Women's Skiing, Men's Swimming and Diving, Women''s Swimming and Diving, Men's Squash, Women's Squash, Men's Tennis, Women's Tennis, Men's Wrestling

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