Williams College
#151 Overall Influence#27 Desirability Rank

Williams College

Liberal arts college in Massachusetts

Williams College is a private liberal arts college in Williamstown, Massachusetts. It was established 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.

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Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

9,560

Acceptance

13%

Graduation Rate

94%

Median SAT Score

1480

Median ACT Score

33

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$55,140

Fees (in-state)

$310

IncomeAverage Net Cost
0-30K$3,744
30K-48K$4,283
48K-75K$8,815
75K-110K$18,091
110K+$43,357

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

#75 World Rank #41 USA Rank
Psychology
#129 World Rank #56 USA Rank
Literature
#110 World Rank #58 USA Rank
Economics
#108 World Rank #60 USA Rank
History
#88 World Rank #61 USA Rank
Political Science
#176 World Rank #67 USA Rank
Philosophy
#223 World Rank #85 USA Rank
Chemistry
#180 World Rank #86 USA Rank
Anthropology
#239 World Rank #94 USA Rank
Mathematics
#196 World Rank #95 USA Rank
Biology
#342 World Rank #118 USA Rank
Physics
#261 World Rank #119 USA Rank
Computer Science
#359 World Rank #156 USA Rank
Sociology
#338 World Rank #168 USA Rank
Religious Studies

Other areas of influence

#50 World Rank #27 USA Rank
Law
#63 World Rank #53 USA Rank
Business
#95 World Rank #64 USA Rank
Education
#98 World Rank #79 USA Rank
Communications
#208 World Rank #106 USA Rank
Medical
#256 World Rank #189 USA Rank
Criminal Justice
#308 World Rank #194 USA Rank
Nursing
#357 World Rank #209 USA Rank
Social Work
#405 World Rank #160 USA Rank
Engineering

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 Law, Business, and Psychology. Williams College’s most academically influential people include G. Stanley Hall, George William Hunter, and James A. Garfield.

G. Stanley Hall
G. Stanley Hall

American psychologist

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George William Hunter
George William Hunter

American writer

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James A. Garfield
James A. Garfield

20th president of the United States

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William Cullen Bryant
William Cullen Bryant

American romantic poet and journalist

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Elia Kazan
Elia Kazan

Greek-American film and theatre director, film and theatrical producer, screenwriter, novelist

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Max Eastman
Max Eastman

American writer

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Walter Kaufmann
Walter Kaufmann

American philosopher

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James C. Scott
James C. Scott

American political scientist and anthropologist

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Irving Babbitt

American academic and literary criticism

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Steve Case
Steve Case

Businessman and former CEO of AOL

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Richard Helms
Richard Helms

Director of the Central Intelligence Agency

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Amos Eaton
Amos Eaton

American botanist

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