Williams College was founded in 1793 and is one of the country’s very best private liberal arts colleges. With three curricular divisions, 24 academic programs and 33 majors students get a broad and comprehensive liberal arts education while at Williams. Additionally, students can take unconventional courses like ski patrol and inside jury deliberations during January’s winter term. What makes Williams College truly unique is its tutorial system modeled after the time tested system at Cambridge and Oxford in the UK, which emphasizes intensive student-faculty discussion. The Williams-Exeter Programme at Oxford (WEPO) was founded in 1985 and sends Williams students on exchange to Oxford every year. When not engaged in intense academic study, students find time to enjoy the various student groups as well as their stunning surroundings in rural Massachusetts. With a truly undergraduate-centered approach to education, Williams College prepares its students to enter the world and change it for the better.
|Admissions Phone||413 597-2211|
|Codes||SAT: 3965 ACT: 1936 FAFSA: 002229 CSS Profile: 3965|
|Location||Williamstown, Massachusetts; Rural area, right next to Green Mountain National Forest with beautiful outdoor space|
|College Newspaper||The Williams Record|
|Enrollment||~2,000 undergraduate students|
|Popular Programs||Psychology, History, Economics|
|Student Life||The Williams College FM radio station has held an all-night trivia contest since 1966, in which students, alumni, professors, friends, and others compete to answer questions. The winner’s prize is the right to plan and host the trivia contest the following year. With a number of popular groups on campus like Williams’ coed hip hop dance group “Nuttin’ But Cuties”, as well as annual events like ‘Mountain Day’ students enjoy the eclectic mix of things to do year-round.|
|International||~5% of undergrads TOEFL: Required; SAT or ACT: Required; Financial Aid Available|
|Transfer||Yes, Fall; Minimum GPA 3.50|
|Crossover||Brown, Dartmouth, Middlebury, Amherst|
|Other||Very Selective (~20% admitted), Early Admission, Early Decision, Common Application|
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