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Colleges / Williams College

Williams College

Williamstown, MA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate8%

About Williams

Williams College is a private, nonprofit college in the town of Williamstown, Massachusetts. Williams was founded in 1793. The college enrolls around 2,205 students per year, including 2,152 undergrads.

Williams Acceptance Rate

It is extremely difficult to get into Williams. The acceptance rate at Williams is 8%. In 2022, 1,302 out of 15,321 total applicants were accepted.

Williams College Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 8%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 31%
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 41%

Click below to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics, majors and more.


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Williams College is located in Williamstown, Massachusetts, near Albany NY.

If you would like to see Williams for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 90 to Williamstown, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Albany International.

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College Info

880 Main Street Williamstown, MA 1267

Campus Setting: Small Town

Williams Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 9

Transfer Applications are Due

Mar 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Williams is Jan 9.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Williams is Mar 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Williams College is a member of the Coalition for College.

More than an application, the Coalition provides free tools and resources to help students through the college admissions process, beginning as early as 9th grade.

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Williams SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1490 - 1550


Math SAT Range

750 - 790


Reading SAT Range

730 - 780

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1550 and Above


1490 to 1550


1490 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Williams students is 1512. Applicants with SAT scores of 1550 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Williams, while applicants with SAT scores between 1490 to 1550 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1490 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Williams.

Williams Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Williams is like? There are approximately 2,205 students enrolled at Williams, including 2,152 undergraduate students and 53 graduate students. 97% percent of students attend school full-time, 16% percent are from MA and 84% percent of students are from other states.


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Application Deadline

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