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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 Degree1 Year Certificate, Associate, Bachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
2023 Tuition & Fees
expensive$61,770Undergraduate Tuitioncheaper$57,261
expensive$61,775Graduate Tuitioncheaper$53,760
More$50,859Average Financial Aid AmountLess$49,954
-Test Scores1,530 SAT
35 ACT
Easier8.83%Acceptance RateTighter4.01%
(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
Smaller2,224Total EnrollmentLarger31,345
Smaller2,174Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger9,579
Smaller50Graduate Student PopulationLarger21,766
-Online Student Population10,495
Completion & Outcomes
Lower94%Graduate RateHigher97%
2%Transfer-out Rate-
Higher97%Retention RateLower96%
Special Learning Opportunity
Study AbroadSpecial learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
Evening/Weekend College
Teacher Certificate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 2,045)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 12,874)
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $7,375)Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $7,236)
Less Students per Faculty6 to 1Student to Faculty RatioMore Students per Faculty7 to 1
386Number of faculties2,455
Lower$123,835Average Faculty SalaryHigher$193,382
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