Williams College

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Williamstown, MA

$56,970

Avg tuition

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About Williams College

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Williams College is a small private college located on a suburban campus in Williamstown, Massachusetts. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,094, and admissions are extremely selective, with an acceptance rate of 13%. The college offers 36 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 95%, and a student-faculty ratio of 6:1. Tuition and fees for students are $56,970.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a highly selective acceptance rate.

This school is very selective about its students. Selective schools welcome 1-14% of all applicants.

13% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

Students remain enrolled in this school at a higher rate than other schools.

This typically means students are happy with their school selection and wish to continue their education there.

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97% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

Students graduate from this school at a higher rate than other schools.

This is typically an indication of a school's quality and means most students finish their degree in a timely manner.

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95% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Application Considerations

Test scores Required

High school transcript Required

High school rank Considered (not required)

Letter of recommendation Required

High school GPA Considered (not required)

Open admission No

Completion of college prep program Recommended

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Not required or recommended

Transfer Credit Policy

Dual enrollment Implied no

Credit for qualified life experience* Implied no

Advance placement (AP) credits Implied no

*This can include previous jobs, trainings, licenses/credentials, or seminars. You may need to complete an exam or provide a portfolio to earn credit.

SAT & ACT

Students who attend this school typically have higher standardized test scores than students at other schools.

While test scores can be an important aspect of college applications, schools determine admission based on several factors, and these test scores are only a suggested range.

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ACT 25th-75th Percentile 32-35

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1410-1550

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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The student-to-faculty ratio at this school is lower than other schools.

This means there are more faculty for each student, which can create an opportunity for more individualized attention and support in your studies.

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2k

Students enrolled

Information not available

Online student enrollment

6:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

On-campus Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

49%

Hispanic

13%

Asian

12%

Non-U.S. Citizen

10%

Black

7%

Two or more races

6%

Unknown

4%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

50%

Socio-economic diversity

20% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $56,970 $56,970
Graduate $55,948 $55,948

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $800
On-campus room and board $14,990
On-campus other expenses $2,450
Off-campus (not with family) room and board Currently unavailable
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses Currently unavailable
Off-campus (with family) other expenses Currently unavailable

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $75,210 $75,210
Off-campus without family $57,770 $57,770
Off-campus with family $57,770 $57,770

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

20%

State Grant Aid

2%

Institution Grant Aid

51%

Pell Grant

20%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $5,462
State Grant Aid $2,468
Institution Grant Aid $53,859
Pell Grant Aid $4,830

Financial Outlook

$14k

Average student debt after graduation

$51k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.