About Williams College
Established in 1793, Williams College is a private liberal arts College. It is located in Williamstown, Massachusetts, United States. With an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 2,000 students, Williams College has three academic divisions, which include languages and the arts, social studies, science and mathematics. The academic year consists of two four-course semesters plus a one-course January term.
Williams offers great financial aid programs for international students, in addition to admitting U.S. students without regard to their ability to pay. Every admitted student’s financial need for four years will be met by the College upon receiving admittance. Williams generously granted 510 bachelor's degrees as well as 35 master's degrees in 2008 alone. The staggering cost of tuition and fees for 2010–2011 added up to $52,340; while 53% of students were given need-based financial aid, which totaled to $46,006.
Forbes has ranked Williams College as the best undergraduate institution in the United States in 2010, 2011, and 2012, while staggering ahead of Amherst, Swarthmore .Williams was also proudly ranked first in U.S. News & World Report's 2011 list of Best Liberal Arts Colleges in the nation and ranked seventh in the 2010 Washington Monthly rankings, where focus is on key academic outputs such as research, scientific grants won in the natural and social sciences and the number of B.A. graduates earning Ph.Ds.
Williams College places great emphasis on learning, which is emphasized by The Williams Tutorial Program. This program offers students to take responsibility for their intellectual capacity and development. Through the Experiential Courses and programs offered at Williams, students are challenged to become more personally engaged in their learning through fieldwork and special projects.