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Williams CollegeWilliamstown, MA
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Boston UniversityBoston, MA
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Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Baccalaureate College - Arts & Sciences
School TypePrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Research University (very high research activity)
Offered Degrees
Bachelor's, Master'sOffered Degree1 Year Certificate, 1-2 Years Certificate, 2-4 Years Certificate, Bachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Tuition & Fees
cheaper$50,450Undergraduate Tuitionexpensive$58,072
expensive$59,350Graduate Tuitioncheaper$57,666
More$53,036Average Financial Aid AmountLess$38,797
Higher1,480 SAT
34 ACT
Test ScoresLower1,405 SAT
32 ACT
Tighter15%Acceptance RateEasier20%
(Enrollment Rate)
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Application Requirements
(Required or Recommended to submit)
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Admission Test Scores
Accepted CreditsAdvanced placement (AP) Credits
Smaller1,987Total EnrollmentLarger32,718
Smaller1,962Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger16,872
Smaller25Graduate Student PopulationLarger15,846
-Online Student Population2,849
Completion & Outcomes
Higher96%Graduate RateLower89%
1%Transfer-out Rate-
Higher99%Retention RateLower94%
Special Learning Opportunity
Study AbroadSpecial learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
Evening/Weekend College
Teacher Certificate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 2,014)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 11,732)
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $7,150)Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $5,330)
Less Students per Faculty6 to 1Student to Faculty RatioMore Students per Faculty10 to 1
386Number of faculties3,946
Lower$118,755Average Faculty SalaryHigher$131,877
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