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Williams College

United States of America


Williams College History                                     

Williams College is an American private liberal arts college located in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The college was established in 1793 making it the second oldest college in the state. It currently enrols over 2000 undergraduate and graduate students and employs 350 plus staff.

Williams College Programs, Courses, and Schools

Williams College comprises of 25 academic departments offering 36 Bachelor level programs and 2 Master degrees. The graduate programs include Graduate Program in the History of Art and Graduate Program in Development Economics.

Williams College offers Bachelor programs in Public Health, Religion, Russian, Science and Technology, Math, Sociology, Spanish, Statistics, Theatre, Women and Gender Studies, Italian, Jewish Studies, Material Sciences, Maritime Studies, Neurosciences, Performance Studies, Political Sciences, Music, and Physics to name a few.

Williams College Campuses

Williams College has a rural campus spread over an area of 450 acres in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The campus comprises of a number of 18the century buildings which house the administrative offices, academic departments, graduate school, halls of residence, and the Old Hopkins Observatory which is one the oldest in the United States.

Williams College offers a range of facilities to students which include classrooms and lecture halls, auditoriums, laboratories, and well-stocked libraries with digital and print resources. There are a plenty of eating options on campus including cafes, restaurants, and deli in addition to sports courts and halls recreational spaces, and student union. 

Williams College Achievements

Williams College is ranked 1st in the United States in the rankings of national liberal arts colleges by US News and World Report. The college is also ranked 12th nest national liberal arts college in the country by the Washington Monthly.

Williams College is also ranked 19th in the rankings of national universities in the United States by the Forbes Magazine. The Times Higher Education and Wall Street Journal rankings of national universities places the college 21st nationally.

Williams College USP

Williams College is a highly selective institution with an acceptance rate of just 13%. The admission policies are rigorous and at par with Harvard University and Yale University. The college also awards generous scholarships to assist students with the tuition fee.

Williams College has produced a number of prominent graduates in the past which include Nobel Prize Winners, Pulitzer Prize Winners, Rhodes Scholars, Watson Fellows, Truman Scholars, Academy and Emmy Award Winners, Marshall Scholarship Winners, and Billionaires.

Williams College Notable Alumni

James A. Garfield (20th U.S. President), Stephen Sondheim (American composer), Stephen McConnell Case (Former CEO and Chairman of AOL), and Robert F. Engle (American statistician and Nobel Prize Laureate). 

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Williams College Deadlines

Bachelors: January 
Masters: Varies 

Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific requirements

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