Every year about 8,600 students apply to Williams College with 1,290 receiving their acceptance letters. With an acceptance rate of 15, 600 or 43 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 ACT/SAT scores, Recommendations, and a Secondary school record, but the completion of college-preparatory program, and Secondary school rank are also recommended. SAT scores should be in the 1,420 - 1,570 and ACT scores in the 31 - 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 2017 Admissions Cycle
Applications
8,593
Male 4,055
Female 4,538

 

Acceptance
1,288
Male 648
Female 635

 

Enrollment Total
553
Male 288
Female 265


Acceptance Rate
15%
Male
16%
Female
14%

 

Yield
42.9%
Male
44.4%
Female
41.7%


Application Fees and Other Information

Application Fees

Undergraduate

$65


Graduate

$75



Credit from AP or Pre-college classes

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

    Admission considerations

    Required

    Admission test scores
    Recommendations
    Secondary school record


    Recommended

    Completion of college-preparatory program
    Secondary school rank