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 2,300 students are enrolled at Williams College.

The majority of students accepted into this school got an SAT score between 2010 - 2340, or got accepted with an ACT score within the range of 30 - 34. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Williams College average GPA ranges from 3.82 to 4 for accepted students. Only 17 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 2012


The overall acceptance rate for Williams College was reported as 17.0% in Fall 2012 with over 7,070 college 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

  • SAT Scores: 2010 - 2340
  • ACT Scores: 30 - 34
  • Average GPA: 3.82 - 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 2019 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2019-2020 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Williams College has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 20.4%
  • 2009-2010: 20.4%
  • 2010-2011: 18.7%
  • 2011-2012: 17.3%
  • 2012-2013: 17.0%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2019-2020: 18.0%

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 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts67.2%
Southern Vermont College99.4%
Bennington College64.9%
The Sage Colleges56.6%
Marlboro College75.9%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2012)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Williams College (Fall 2012)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading670 - 780
Math660 - 780
Writing680 - 780
Total Score2010 - 2340
ACT®Score Range
English0 - 0
Math0 - 0
Composite Score30 - 34
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