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Williams Student Life

Williams is on a 450-acre campus in a small town setting in Williamstown, Massachusetts, not far from Albany NY. Williams has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Williams does not have fraternities or sororities..

Williams students' favorite campus traditions are Mountain Day, Winter Carnival and Claiming Williams.

Williams Housing

Williams offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through junior year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

The majority of Williams students live on campus. In 2021, 69% of undergrads at Williams lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 7% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Williams. There are 2,020 spots available in on-campus housing for all 1,962 undergraduates. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.

Williams offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Williams Athletics

At Williams there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the unversity, funding, and compention level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Williams:

Sport Mens Intramural Womens Intramural Mens Division Womens Division Mens Scholarships Womens Scholarships
Golf NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 2
Lacrosse NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Swimming And Diving NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Track And Field NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Badminton Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Crew Intercollegiate Club Teams NCAA Division 3
Equestrian Sports Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Fencing Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Rugby Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Sailing Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Squash Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Tennis Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Skiing (Cross Country) NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Basketball NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Ice Hockey NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Skiing (Downhill) NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 1
Soccer NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Ultimate Frisbee Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Volleyball Intercollegiate Club Teams NCAA Division 3
Water Polo Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams

Is Williams Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Williams College is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Williams campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

Williams offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Plan a Visit to Williams

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Williams, take Interstate 90 to Williamstown, MA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Albany International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Massachusetts you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Williams's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Williams Students

50%

Women

50%

Men

98%

Full Time

2%

Part Time

16%

In State

84%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

46%

14%

13%

9%

7%

6%

5%

0.05%

0.05%

Undergraduate Students

1,962

Non-Resident / International Students

166

Graduate Students

25

Williams Campus Services

Student Services
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Counseling
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,987

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

15%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$59,660

Out-of-State

$59,660

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 8
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