Williams College

Williamstown, Massachusetts
4-year Private university


Williams College is a private institution established in 1793 with rural setting located at Williamstown. It is ranked 1st in National Liberal Arts Colleges in 2024 edition of Best Colleges. Its tuition and fees are $64,860 (2024). It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,152. It practices 4-1-4-based academic calendar. The school requires almost all students to live on campus. Williams College has three academic branches – languages and the arts, social sciences, and science and mathematics – and graduate programs in the history of art and economics.

#1 National Liberal Arts Colleges
Location Williamstown, Massachusetts
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1793
Selectivity Very High
Size Small
2,152 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Social Sciences
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • History
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $55,450
Outstate Tuition Fee $55,450
Room and Board Fees $16,300
$45,107 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


8% (Very High Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Most Difficult
$65 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
-- Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Not Required
SAT Subject Test Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp
Other Applications Accepted 1)Coalition2) Quest Bridge

For International Students

-- Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Not Required
Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Early Action Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Regular Decision Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$70,763 Average Financial Aid
Need-based Aid available for International Students

Need-based Aid

$66,083 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $81,000
51% Students with need received Financial Aid
100% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application January 15
Forms to be submitted CSS, FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

Not Available

Other Scholarships

Not Available


2,152 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Small
98% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
88% Students graduate within 6 years