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IPEDS ID: 168342
OPE ID: 00222900
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Williams College
880 Main St, Williamstown, Massachusetts 01267
General information:  (413) 597-3131
Website:  www.williams.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Campus setting:  Town: Fringe
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  2,124 (2,070 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  7 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges--Arts & Sciences
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
4%
Special Learning Opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Institution does not accept dual, credit for life, or AP credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2012Full timePart time
Total faculty29063
Instructional29063
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees$41,434$43,190$44,920$46,6003.7%
Books and supplies$800$800$800$8000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$10,906$11,370$11,850$12,3003.8%
Other$1,781$1,781$1,842$2,15016.7%
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$54,921$57,141$59,412$61,8504.1%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
Tuition$45,222
Fees$0
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid135465%————
Grant or scholarship aid29053%$11,573,603$39,909
Federal grants10319%$561,200$5,449
Pell grants10319%$453,200$4,400
Other federal grants275%$108,000$4,000
State/local government grant or scholarships234%$47,500$2,065
Institutional grants or scholarships28953%$10,964,903$37,941
Student loan aid16129%$707,258$4,393
Federal student loans14727%$612,097$4,164
Other student loans183%$95,161$5,287
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid11,19057%$45,587,677$38,309
Pell grants39419%$1,723,422$4,374
Federal student loans51325%$2,402,942$4,684
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2010-20112011-20122012-2013
Average net price$16,493$17,365$19,503
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$5,402$6,186$7,478
$30,001 – $48,000$6,794$5,746$9,334
$48,001 – $75,000$15,176$14,885$13,565
$75,001 – $110,000$19,067$19,735$23,657
$110,001 and more$37,023$38,679$37,247
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2012
Total enrollment2,124
Undergraduate enrollment2,070
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment6
Graduate enrollment54
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 98%
Part-time: 2%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 48%
Female: 52%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 11%
Black or African American: 8%
Hispanic/Latino: 11%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 58%
Two or more races: 5%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 7%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 100%
25 and over: 0%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 13%
Out-of-state: 80%
Foreign countries: 7%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2011.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 100%
Part-time: 0%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $65
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants7,0693,2773,792
Percent admitted17%18%16%
Percent admitted who enrolled45%44%47%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
Test Scores: Fall 2012 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT47086%
ACT20037%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading670780
SAT Math660780
SAT Writing680780
ACT Composite3034
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 96%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Returned in Fall 2012
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 91 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2012.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 95%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
4-year: 89%
6-year: 95%
8-year: 96%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 95%
Female: 96%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 100%
Asian: 98%
Black or African American: 90%
Hispanic/Latino: 90%
White: 97%
Two or more races: 87%
Non-resident alien: 93%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterPostgraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization9--
Asian Studies/Civilization3--
Near and Middle Eastern Studies8--
Women's Studies0--
Category total20--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General52--
Category total52--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science11--
Category total11--
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General52--
Category total52--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Chinese Language and Literature9--
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General5--
Comparative Literature11--
French Language and Literature1--
German Language and Literature1--
Japanese Language and Literature3--
Russian Language and Literature1--
Spanish Language and Literature2--
Category total33--
History
History, General58--
Category total58--
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General35--
Category total35--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other1--
Category total1--
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science5--
Environmental Studies6--
Category total11--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy11--
Religion/Religious Studies4--
Category total15--
Physical Sciences
Astronomy1--
Astrophysics2--
Chemistry, General28--
Geology/Earth Science, General7--
Physics, General6--
Category total44--
Psychology
Psychology, General30--
Category total30--
Social Sciences
Anthropology8--
Development Economics and International Development-281
Economics, General59--
Political Science and Government, General39--
Social Sciences, Other8--
Sociology4--
Category total118281
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation-12-
Art/Art Studies, General44--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General2--
Music, General0--
Category total4612-
Grand total526401
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III (with football) MenWomen
Baseball30
Basketball1314
Field Hockey26
Football76
Golf199
Ice Hockey2322
Lacrosse4126
Rowing4647
Skiing1721
Soccer2629
Softball17
Squash1713
Swimming and Diving4026
Tennis1511
Track and Field, Indoor4532
Track and Field, Outdoor4433
Track and Field, X-Country4134
Volleyball14
Wrestling17
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education12/1/1929 -  Accredited
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession200
Drug law violations423
Liquor law violations008
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession200
Drug law violations423
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible5711
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault020
Burglary1088
Motor vehicle theft100
Arson410
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible3410
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault010
Burglary468
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson110
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year20102009
Default rate2.6%1.1%
Number in default52
Number in repayment186173
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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