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Williams College

Williams College was established in 1793. This private college of liberal arts is situated in Williamstown, Massachusetts. It was originally formed as a men's college and changed into a co-educational institution in the year 1970. The institution was recently placed at the 1st position among the liberal arts colleges in America by the U. S. News and World Report. It offers majors in more than 30 fields of study. Over 500 bachelor's and more than 30 master's degrees are awarded by Williams College. Williams College is divided into the following divisions:

  • Division of Humanities
  • Division of Sciences
  • Division of Social sciences

Williams College's athletics department fields more than 30 men's and women's sports teams. They compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III. The teams are nicknamed the Ephmen, and they participate in basketball, baseball, cross country, and softball.

Profile of Williams College

Williams College is in Williamstown, MA. Williamstown is a town not far from a more urbanized area. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Williams College issues awards (degrees) up to the level of Master's degree.

Course Topics

Fields of study in vogue at the school include science, mathematics, art studies, and liberal arts.

Williams College Selectivity

Not all applicants to Williams College are accepted. Just 19% of applicants in 2007 were accepted at the school. The top quarter of students at Williams College scored at least 760 on the verbal SAT test. Students' math SAT scores were most often in the range 660 to 760 in 2007.


The schools' faculty/student ratio of superior to most. The most successful professors at Williams College are given tenure, encouraging them to stay with the school for a long time. The the school teaching staff is well compensated compared to other schools.

Student Enrolment

Approximately 2, 073 students study at Williams College .

Student Life

Very few students at the school attend part-time. Williams College offers a real campus feel. The school makes housing available to a large share of its students. Students at Williams College can take advantage of the school's meal plans. Students participate in New England Small College Athletic Conference athletics.

Williams College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts321economics, English, history, political science, international development, American studies, social studies, comparative literature, . . .
Science85biology, chemistry, physics, geology, astronomy, astrophysics
Art Studies56art studies
Therapy and Counselling35psychology
Computer Science and Engineering14computer science
Religion and Philosophy12philosophy, religion
Fine Arts11art history and criticism
Drama and Performing Arts1drama

Contact: Williams College

Williams College

880 Main St

Williamstown, MA 01267

General Phone: (413) 597-3131


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