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U.S. College Road Trip! Episode 31 - Williams College

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Williams College is a private liberal arts college located in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The college was established in 1793 and is the second-oldest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. There are over 125 student organizations at Williams College, including LGBTQIA and cultural student resource groups.

There are also several music and theater groups, as well as a student government, newspaper, and radio station. Williams College offers several opportunities for outdoor activities, such as hiking, skiing, and snowboarding.

Notable alumni include President James Garfield, newscaster Erin Burnett, songwriter Stephen Sondheim and a few Steinbrenners.

Here are some unique aspects of Williams University:

  • Research: A greater share of students conduct original research in the sciences, arts, and humanities at Williams than at almost any comparable school.

  • Financial Aid: Williams admits U.S. students without regard to their ability to pay. The college meets 100 percent of every admitted student’s demonstrated financial need for four years, and is the first school in the country to offer “all-grant” financial aid, with no loans or required earnings contributions. Just over half of all Williams students receive financial aid from the college.

  • Student-Faculty Ratio: The student-faculty ratio at Williams College is 7:1.

  • Graduate Programs: Williams College offers graduate programs in the history of art and in development economics.

  • Campus Life: Williams College has about 125 student organizations on campus, and 96% of students are involved in extracurricular activities.

  • Prestige: Williams College is consistently ranked as one of the nation's most prestigious colleges and tops Forbes and US News and World Report's lists for best schools.

  • Gateway School: Williams College is a gateway school, offering diversity, culture, athletics, and intellectual engagement.

  • Individualized Learning: Williams College is a small liberal arts school, where students benefit from individualized, cooperative learning.

The Class of 2027 at Williams College had 10,315 applications in the regular decision round and 858 were admitted, yielding an acceptance rate of 9.8%. Students who are admitted to Williams College have an SAT score range between 1410-1550 or an ACT score range of 32-35.

Here’s the link for admissions to learn more.

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