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

Located in the Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts, Williams sits 217 km/135 miles west of Boston and 252 km/157 miles north of New York City. A coeducational, residential college noted for its dedication to the education of undergraduates and Oxford-style Tutorial classes, Williams has superb academic resources, a gifted faculty, highly-talented students and a vibrant campus atmosphere.

Williams enrolls a national and international student body of just over 2000 undergraduate students who pursue a broad range of studies in humanities, natural and physical sciences, social sciences and the arts.

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: 17%
  • Average ACT score: 33
  • Average SAT score: 1450 (without writing included)
  • Test optional?: No
  • Common Application accepted?: No
  • 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): $66,980​
  • Additional financial aid information: We guarantee to 100% of demonstrated need. Average financial aid package for 2016-17 was over $60,000, and more than half of the international students receive need-based financial aid.


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division III

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