- The four year undergraduate college in the United States, of which Williams College is a preeminent example, is unique among the world’s educational institutions in concentrating on excellent undergraduate teaching by talented faculty in small classroom and laboratory settings. In their Bachelors’ degree programs, colleges in the U.S. differ from universities only in the fact that they do not also offer post-graduate or doctoral degrees. All their resources are dedicated to the education of students in their four undergraduate years, usually in an intimate residential setting.
- The small size of Williams College allows for significant interaction and discussion between students and faculty. Many students conduct original research either independently or in conjunction with faculty. This atmosphere encourages students to become independent thinkers and leaders in their academic and professional careers. The overall experience is recognized as an excellent foundation for graduate or professional study and careers.
- 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. More than half of all Williams students receive financial aid from the college.
- Established in 1793 with funds bequeathed by Colonel Ephraim Williams, the college is private, residential, and liberal arts, with graduate programs in the history of art and in development economics. The undergraduate enrollment is approximately 2,000 students.
- The student-faculty ratio is 7:1.
- Williamstown is located in the Berkshires in northwestern Massachusetts, 135 miles from Boston and 165 miles from New York City.
Field(s) of Study.
- any undergrad degree
What does the scholarship cover?
- While we are not need-blind for international applicants, exceptionally talented international candidates typically will be admitted regardless of their degree of need.
- Williams meets 100 percent of the demonstrated need of every student admitted to the college. In addition to funding tuition, room, and board, our aid packages for international students include yearly travel, textbooks, and personal spending allowances.
- Financial aid also applies to any Williams approved study away program throughout the world; additional resources are available to offset the costs of Winter Study trips and projects.
How many scholarships are given?
- Williams is committed to building a community that includes the brightest minds from around the world. Each year, we receive nearly 1500 international applications—that is, from students who, regardless of country of residence, do not hold U.S. citizenship, permanent residency or a green card—from more than 100 countries.
- Today, international students comprise seven percent of the Williams community and hail from more than 60 nations. To learn more about the international community, check out this video or Williams International.
Am I Eligible to Apply?
- Common Application (including Williams-specific questions)
- Early Decision Agreement Form (Early Decision applicants ONLY)
- Standardized Testing
Williams requires the following standardized tests:
- SAT or ACT with Writing
- Two SAT Subject Tests
Scores should be sent to Williams directly from the testing agency. The Williams SAT code is 3965 and ACT code is 1936.
- Secondary School Report
- Two Teacher Evaluations
- Mid-Year Report
- $65 Application Fee
If the $65 application fee poses a financial hardship, a fee waiver can be requested on the Common Application or via the Williams-specific questions page of the Common Application. Applying for a fee waiver will not disadvantage your application in any way.
How do I Apply – Next Steps
- Please note that if an international applicant intends to apply for financial aid at any point during their time at Williams, they MUST submit an application for financial aid prior to their first-year.
- Website – http://finaid.williams.edu/apply/prospective-regular-other/
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