Every year about 12,000 students apply to Williams College with 1,120 receiving their acceptance letters. With an acceptance rate of 9, 600 or 52% will decide to attend the college the following semester.

Students are invited to apply using either the Common Application, the Coalition Application, or the QuestBridge Application. They should include Recommendations and a Secondary school record, but completions of a college-preparatory program are also recommended. SAT scores should be in the 1,420 - 1,550 and ACT scores in the 32 - 35 range.

For students who are absolutely positive that Williams College will be their school of choice, Early Decision is a good option. Applications are due by November 15th with a decision made within a month. Students will have to reply by January 2nd. For regular decision students, an application is due by January 1st with a decision arriving by April 1st. All students must reply with intent by May 1st.

Williams College asks that applicants be leaders within their school and community. Although grades are important, they wish for creativity and diverse perspectives. They recommend that students complete four years of high school English, math, natural science, foreign language, and social studies, although it is not required.

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Student ACT Scores

25th %
75th %



Student SAT Scores

25th %
75th %



First-Year Admission Statistics

Application, Acceptance, Enrollment Statistics from the 2021 Admissions Cycle. Test scores last reported in 2019
Applications
12,452
Male 5,678
Female 6,774

 

Acceptance
1,120
Male 511
Female 609

 

Enrollment Total
582
Male 260
Female 322


Acceptance Rate
9%
Male
9%
Female
9%

 

Yield
52%
Male
50.9%
Female
52.9%


Application Fees and Other Information

Application Fees

Undergraduate

$65


Graduate

$0



Credit from AP or Pre-college classes

  • Institution does not accept dual, credit for life, or AP credits

    Admission considerations

    Required

    Recommendations
    Secondary school record


    Recommended

    Completion of college-preparatory program

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