Williams College

Academic Highlights

  • The student-to-faculty ratio is 7:1.

  • Tutorials: Two students. One professor. An in-depth conversation, fueled by intellectual curiosity and the spirit of debate, that takes place over the course of an entire semester.

  • During the January Winter Study program, students can take courses from the eclectic Winter Study curriculum, pursue collaborative or independent research, find an internship, or pursue an independent project. Check out a list of Winter Study possibilities here!

  • Over 40% of Williams students conduct research with their professors and the college provides substantial research funding for students historically underrepresented in higher education.

  • Williams offers pre-professional advising for students interested in pursuing the health professions, law, and business.

  • Students interested in engineering are eligible to participate in a 3-2 program with Columbia University, which results in a bachelor's of arts (BA) from Williams and a bachelor of science (BS) in engineering from Columbia University after five years of study.

  • The Williams Office of Fellowships advises and prepares students to compete for national fellowships and awards like Rhodes, Watson, and Fulbright fellowships.

  • Employers in finance, consulting and industry value the critical thinking and problem solving abilities cultivated in the Williams academic environment.  The Career Center regularly places students in internships and full-time jobs via on-campus recruiting, Williams-specific job listings and networking events.