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Williams Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Williams? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 1,212 out of 6,883 applicants or 18% were admitted making Williams a very competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has exceptionally high requirements for admission test scores. Only 45% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 3,557 3,326 6,883
Accepted 590 622 1,212
Acceptance Rate 17% 19% 18%
Enrolled 270 281 551
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 46% 45% 45%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Williams College and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Williams regularly accepts students with ACTs of 31 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 30 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 32 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 34 and above have very competitive chances. 45 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Williams College.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1410 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1330. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1490 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 75 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1410 1570
SAT Reading 710 790
SAT Math 690 780
ACT Composite 31 34
ACT English 32 35
ACT Math 29 34

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
34 and Above Good >31%
32 to 34 Avg + 18%-31%
31 to 32 Avg - 13%-18%
30 to 31 Reach 10%-13%
Less than 30 Low <10%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1570 and Above Good >27%
1490 to 1570 Avg + 18%-27%
1410 to 1490 Avg - 11%-18%
1330 to 1410 Reach 7%-11%
Less than 1330 Low <7%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Williams College has not reported high school GPA data for its freshman class at this time.

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Williams College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Neither required nor recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit No
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=168342 IPEDS survey data for Williams College.



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