Williams College

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Williams College, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Williamstown, MA, a predominately rural area. Over 2,400 students are enrolled at Williams College.

The majority of students accepted into this school got an SAT score between 1410 - 1550, or got accepted with an ACT score within the range of 32 - 35. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Williams College average GPA ranges from 3.90 to 4 for accepted students. Only 13 percent of applicants are accepted to this school due to the large number of applicants for enrollment. You can get more information from the admissions office website at admission.williams.edu.

Overall Williams College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Williams College was reported as 12.6% in Fall 2020 with over 9,720 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 32 - 35
  • Average GPA: 3.90 - 4

How Hard Is It to Get into Williams College?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to Williams College is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Williams College has been on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 17.6%
  • 2017-2018: 14.6%
  • 2018-2019: 13.0%
  • 2019-2020: 12.6%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 12.8%

How Does Williams College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Williams College is more than 100% lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts81.6%
Bennington College60.8%
The Sage Colleges85.0%
Marlboro College83.1%
Siena College81.1%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Williams College (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading700 - 760
Math710 - 790
Total Score1410 - 1550
ACT®Score Range
English34 - 36
Math30 - 35
Composite Score32 - 35
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