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Williams College

Williamstown, MA

National Liberal Arts Colleges

A private liberal arts institution founded in 1793, Williams College is located in Williamstown, Massachusetts. It is situated on 450 rural acres at the foothill of Mount Greylock in the Berkshire Mountains. Notable Williams College alumni include Elia Kazan, director of On the Waterfront, and John Frankenheimer, director of The Manchurian Candidate.

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Quick Facts

880 Main Street
Williamstown, MA 01267

2013-2014 Tuition

$46,600 Tuition and Fees


2052 undergraduate students
48% male / 52% female


January 1 application deadline
17% accepted

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School Details

Institutional Control: private
Year Founded: 1793

Programs Offered

bachelor's degree, master's degree

Majors Offered

Computer Science, Comparative Literature, Chinese Language and Literature, Japanese Language and Literature, Russian Language and Literature, German Language and Literature, French Language and Literature, Spanish Language and Literature, Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General, Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature, English Language and Literature, General, English Language and Literature/Letters, Other, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Mathematics, General, Philosophy, Religion/Religious Studies, Physical Sciences, Astronomy, Astrophysics, Chemistry, General, Geology/Earth Science, General, Physics, General, Psychology, General, Anthropology, Economics, General, Political Science and Government, General, Sociology, Social Sciences, Other, American/United States Studies/Civilization, Asian Studies/Civilization, Women's Studies, Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General, Art/Art Studies, General, Music, General, History, General

General Student Body Information

Total number of undergraduates: 2,052
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 2,011
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: N/A
Percent of male undergraduates: 48%
Percent of female undergraduates: 52%
Percent of international undergraduates: 6%

Student Services

Basic services offered: nonremedial tutoring, women's center, day care, health service, health insurance
Remedial learning services offered: math, writing
Counseling services offered: academic, career, personal, psychological, religious
Campus safety and security services offered: 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols; Late night transport/escort service; 24-hour emergency telephones; Lighted pathways/sidewalks; Controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)


Student activities offered: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, yearbook


Intercollegiate non-scholarship sports offered for men: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, skiing (nordic), skiing (alpine), soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor), wrestling
Intercollegiate non-scholarship sports offered for women: basketball, crew (heavyweight), cross country, field hockey, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, skiing (nordic), skiing (alpine), soccer, softball, squash, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor), volleyball

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