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Williams College Class of 2022 Regular Decision


Replies to: Williams College Class of 2022 Regular Decision

  • SouvlakiHotelFoxtrotSouvlakiHotelFoxtrot Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
    Accepted! And I think the rate is 12.1%, still a big drop though. [To be one of the 1,150 students selected for admission is no small feat; you should be extremely proud of the work you’ve done. That work made you stand out among the 9,500 candidates in our applicant pool this year...]
  • nostalgicwisdomnostalgicwisdom Registered User Posts: 1,347 Senior Member
    That is a big drop. Any explanation for why they admitted 100 fewer than last year (1253)? Did they go to ED more this year? Their yield actually fell a bit slightly from what it usually is, so it's not as if they overenrolled..
  • dangkat5dangkat5 Registered User Posts: 126 Junior Member
    I was a WOW participant and got in.
  • kassh4kassh4 Registered User Posts: 987 Member
    @andyarrgz Where do you see 5.7%? I got around 12%
  • filipiyesfilipiyes Registered User Posts: 62 Junior Member
    I got in!! I can't believe it aaah I'm actually moving to the US for college now
  • linhcinderslinhcinders Registered User Posts: 25 Junior Member
    Rejected lol
  • VolunteerismVolunteerism Registered User Posts: 418 Member
    WOW participant here and accepted. Also selected for the Summer Science Program and Summer Humanities and Social Sciences Program
  • desi2022desi2022 Registered User Posts: 32 Junior Member
    Rejected :-bd
  • andyarrgzandyarrgz Registered User Posts: 82 Junior Member
    @kassh4 @SouvlakiHotelFoxtrot the waitlist letter says "the committee considered the candidacy of more than 9,500 students for a total of 550 spots in the class..." so, putting that into the calculator gives 5.7% ... but i realize they probably accept more than 550 bc of yield issues so it's probably higher than 5.7% (probably around 12%) but that's still so much lower than the ~22% of other years
  • Y120302Y120302 Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
  • nostalgicwisdomnostalgicwisdom Registered User Posts: 1,347 Senior Member
    @andyarrgz Williams's acceptance rate hasn't been 22% in a while. Last year it was 14.6%, and in previous years it was usually stable around 17-18%. Going to 12% does mean a considerable drop, though. Putting it another way, Williams got 1000 more applications this year than just the year before.
  • andyarrgzandyarrgz Registered User Posts: 82 Junior Member
    @nostalgicwisdom oh okay, looks like i shouldve researched it a bit more than a simple google search lol thank u !!
  • Glorfindel1Glorfindel1 Registered User Posts: 102 Junior Member
    Everyone that was admitted head over to the Official Williams Class of 2022 Facebook page, there is a group chat for admitted students that are still deciding and then one for committed students
  • ak2018ak2018 Registered User Posts: 3,111 Senior Member
    Waitlisted, but better than a rejection.
  • NotPeeCeeNotPeeCee Registered User Posts: 21 Junior Member

    My condolences to both of you and everyone else that didn't get in. If your parents give you a hard time, don't take it personally. And maybe share with them some information I have been able to dig up. These persistently falling acceptance rates are nearly totally due to a growing influx of international students. Applying to elite schools is NOT like it was 30 or even 20 years ago. Hell, it isn't the same as it was 10 years ago! You two may very well have been accepted if you lived in your parents' time. You may have been accepted if you were applying 10 years ago. One example I can share with you is MIT. I did a correlation between MIT's acceptance rate and the number of international students plus the children of the previous generation of international students which were undergraduates in the United States from 2004 to 2014. The correlation was 99.8%.
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