Williams College
#162 Overall Influence#27 Desirability Rank

Williams College

Liberal arts college in Massachusetts

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Williams College is a private liberal arts college in Williamstown, Massachusetts. It was established as a men's college in 1793 with funds from the estate of Ephraim Williams, a colonist from the Province of Massachusetts Bay who was killed in the French and Indian War in 1755, and it is the second-oldest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Although the bequest from the estate of Ephraim Williams intended to establish a "free school," the exact meaning of which is ambiguous, the college quickly outgrew its initial ambitions and positioned itself as a "Western counterpart" to Yale and Harvard. It became officially coeducational in the 1960s.

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Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

8,744

Acceptance

15%

Graduation Rate

94%

Median SAT Score

1480

Median ACT Score

33

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$56,970

Fees (in-state)

$310

IncomeAverage Net Cost
0-30K$2,498
30K-48K$2,223
48K-75K$7,134
75K-110K$14,653
110K+$40,664

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$89,800

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

2K

Under-Grads

2K

Graduates

0K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

880 Main St, Williamstown MA 01267

City Crime Rates

Property Crime

17 per 100k

Violent Crime

2 per 100k

What is Williams College known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#107 World Rank
Literature
#96 World Rank
Political Science
#98 World Rank
History
#191 World Rank
Philosophy
#95 World Rank
Economics
#284 World Rank
Biology
#272 World Rank
Mathematics
#251 World Rank
Physics
#190 World Rank
Psychology
#335 World Rank
Chemistry
#415 World Rank
Computer Science
#239 World Rank
Religious Studies
#176 World Rank
Anthropology
#271 World Rank
Sociology
#308 World Rank
Earth Sciences

Influential People

Who are Williams College's Most influential alumni?

Williams College's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Literature, Political Science, and History. Williams College’s most academically influential people include Peter Cole, Richard T. Antoun, and Norman Birnbaum.

Peter Cole
Peter Cole

American writer

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Richard T. Antoun

Professor of Anthropology

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Norman Birnbaum

American sociologist

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Ulrich Franzen

American architect

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Elissa Shevinsky
Elissa Shevinsky

American technology executive

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Daniel W. Drezner
Daniel W. Drezner

American journalist

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Richard Murnane

American economist

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Adena Friedman
Adena Friedman

American business executive

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Mariam Naficy

مالک کسب‌ و کار

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Eric Reeves

American academic

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Truman Henry Safford
Truman Henry Safford

American astronomer

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Donald Gregg

American diplomat

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