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Williams CollegeWilliamstown, MA
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Harvard UniversityCambridge, MA
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#4 in National Liberal Arts Colleges
#3 in Massachusetts Colleges
Rankings*#2 in National Universities
#6 in World University Rankings
#1 in Massachusetts Colleges
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 DegreeAssociate, Bachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Tuition & Fees
cheaper$50,450Undergraduate Tuitionexpensive$54,002
expensive$59,350Graduate Tuitioncheaper$50,654
More$48,763Average Financial Aid AmountLess$47,145
Lower1,480 SAT
34 ACT
Test ScoresHigher1,515 SAT
34 ACT
Easier13%Acceptance RateTighter5%
(Enrollment Rate)
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Admission Test Scores
Application Requirements
(Required or Recommended to submit)
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Admission Test Scores
Accepted CreditsAdvanced placement (AP) Credits
Smaller2,149Total EnrollmentLarger31,566
Smaller2,095Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger9,950
Smaller54Graduate Student PopulationLarger21,616
-Online Student Population4,087
Completion & Outcomes
Lower95%Graduate RateHigher97%
1%Transfer-out Rate-
99%Retention Rate99%
Special Learning Opportunity
Study AbroadSpecial learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
Evening/Weekend College
Teacher Certificate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 2,014)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 13,574)
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $7,150)Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $6,551)
Less Students per Faculty6 to 1Student to Faculty RatioMore Students per Faculty7 to 1
385Number of faculties2,490
Lower$120,341Average Faculty SalaryHigher$202,348
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.