Tool December 2017

Best Values in Colleges

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Williams College (Williamstown, MA)

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Williams College is ranked 6 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges and is ranked 11 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 68%
Applicants who took ACT 49%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+64%
600-69930%
600+94%

SAT Math Score

700+61%
600-69932%
600+93%

ACT Score

30-3688%
24-2911%
24+99%

Students applied6,985
Students admitted1,230
Admission rate18%

Students per faculty7

4-year graduation rate86%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$53,240
Fees$310
Room and board$14,150
Estimated book expense$800
Total cost$68,500

Cost after need-based aid$19,615
Cost after non-need-based aid$68,500

Average debt at graduation$15,496

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$54,100

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$48,885
Average non-need-based aid$0

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment2,076

Full-Time

Men1,051
Women992

Part-Time

Men15
Women18

Freshmen retained97%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Databases (© 2018 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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