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Williams CollegeWilliamstown, MA
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Harvard UniversityCambridge, MA
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Private (not-for-profit), four-years
Baccalaureate College - Arts & Sciences
School TypePrivate (not-for-profit), four-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
expensive$59,660Undergraduate Tuitioncheaper$55,587
expensive$59,728Graduate Tuitioncheaper$52,170
More$53,036Average Financial Aid AmountLess$52,257
Lower1,480 SAT
34 ACT
Test ScoresHigher1,520 SAT
34 ACT
Easier15%Acceptance RateTighter5%
(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)
Admission Test Scores
Accepted CreditsAdvanced placement (AP) Credits
Smaller1,987Total EnrollmentLarger30,391
Smaller1,962Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger8,527
Smaller25Graduate Student PopulationLarger21,864
-Online Student Population27,933
Completion & Outcomes
Lower96%Graduate RateHigher98%
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
386Number of faculties2,455
Lower$118,755Average Faculty SalaryHigher$188,515
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