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Chance Me for Williams College ED

CarwoodCarwood Registered User Posts: 38 Junior Member
edited August 2017 in Williams College
Hey could you guys give me some insight into my chances for Williams College as an ED applicant. I plan to major in Physics.I am a PA resident and a male.
Here are my stats:
UWGPA: 3.985
WGPA: 4.55
SAT: 1460/1600 (780 Math, 680 CR)
9 AP classes, the rest honors classes
Award for Excellence in English
Founder of the Sports Science Club
Science Olympiad
Engineering Team
Captain of the Ultimate Frisbee Team
Bronze Presidential Service Award
Bronze Congressional Award
Varsity Golf
Varsity Volleyball
National Honors Society
Key Club Member
Anti Drug and Alcohol Club
NSLC Engineering

Replies to: Chance Me for Williams College ED

  • YoLololololYoLolololol Registered User Posts: 394 Member
    Retaking the SAT and improving your Reading score may help.
  • prezbuckyprezbucky Registered User Posts: 4,297 Senior Member
    Low reach/high match

    Williams' ED acceptance rate last year was about 35%. I think your stats are probably close to the mean among admits, but in the ED round some spots are going to go to athletes and legacies (and other hooks), likely eroding your chances a bit. So your chances might be just a bit lower than that 35% number. Maybe more like 25-30%, which for me is borderline low reach/high match. (More broadly, I would put the chances at 20-40%... there's really no way to know, but we can make ballpark guesses based on stats, admit rate and the existence of hooks...)

    Those chances are still better than applying RD, though, so if Williams is your #1 and you can afford it, go ahead and apply ED. Just make sure you've identified other reaches/matches/safeties you like and can afford, in case Williams ED doesn't work out.

  • preppedparentpreppedparent Registered User Posts: 3,284 Senior Member
    edited August 2017
    Williams has few spots overall and in the early round they will be filled by Questbridge, athletes, URMs from their flyin program and legacy. Unless you have a hook, your chances are much less than 20 - 40%.
  • SwimDad99SwimDad99 Registered User Posts: 196 Junior Member
    I would agree with @preppedparent. Great stats overall, but, as an unhooked applicant, chances of admission are well below 35%. As a varsity high school athlete in two sports, are you recruit-able? With coach's support, your ED chances would improve dramatically.
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