Applying to Williams

Admission Scoreboard
Acceptance Rate 12.60%
Yield 44.61%
SAT Score 1,480
ACT Score 34
Applicants 9,715

Applying To Williams

For the academic year 2019-20, the acceptance rate is 12.6% at Williams College where a total of 9,715 students applied and 1,224 were accepted. The average SAT score of enrolled students is 1,480 and the average ACT score is 34. It requires three items and recommends 1 articles to submit to their applicants. The following table describes the general admission information for applying to Williams College.
Open Admission Policy
Undergraduate Application Fees$65
Graduate Application Fees$75
Admission Informationhttps://admission.williams.edu
Online Applicationhttps://admission.williams.edu/apply
Acceptance Rate13%
Average Test Scores1,480 SAT / 34 ACT

Acceptance Rate, Yield, and Headcounts

For the academic year 2019-2020, the acceptance rate is 12.60% where a total of 9,715 students (4,478 men and 5,237 women) have applied to Williams and 1,224 (576 men and 648 women) students have been admitted to the school. Among them, 246 male and 300 female students have enrolled into Williams and its yield, also known as enrollment rate is 44.61%. The following table shows the admission statistics including admission stats, acceptance rate, and yield.
Admission Statistics at Williams
Acceptance Rate 12.60% 12.86% 12.37%
Yield (Enrollment Rate) 44.61% 42.71% 46.30%
[Chart] Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

At Williams, 362 applicants (66% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 259 applicants (47%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. The average SAT score of those who submitted scores is 1,480 and the average ACT score is 34 at Williams. SAT 75th percentile score is 1,550 and 25th percentile score is 1,410. For ACT scores, the 75th percentile score is 106 and the 25th percentile score is 96. The following table shows the detailed SAT and ACT scores distribution of enrolled students at Williams.
Average SAT and ACT Scores at Williams
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing700760
SAT Math710790
ACT Composite3235
ACT Math3035
ACT English3436
[Chart] SAT Scores by Subject
[Chart] ACT Scores by Subject

Admission Requirements

Williams College requires 3 item(s) (High School Record (or Transcript), Recommendations, Admission Test Scores) and recommends 1 articles (Completion of College Preparatory Program) to submit to their applicants. In addition, 2 item(s) (High School GPA, High School Rank) are considered but not required to submit. The following table summarizes the application requirements at Williams College
Application Requirements for Williams
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Formal Demonstration of Competencies
Admission Test Scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Required △ Considered (not Required) ✓ Recommended ✗ Neither Required nor Recommended

Calendar System and Accepted Credits

The calendar system at Williams College is Four-one-four plan. Next table describes credits that Williams College accepts.
Calendar SystemFour-one-four plan
Dual Credits
Credits for Life Experiences
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Credit for military training