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Williams College Class of 2022 Regular Decision

privateidahoprivateidaho Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
Hello...who is applying to Williams Regular Decision out there???
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Replies to: Williams College Class of 2022 Regular Decision

  • ak2018ak2018 Registered User Posts: 3,110 Senior Member
  • Kelvin82Kelvin82 Registered User Posts: 367 Member
    ditto
  • TennisParentTennisParent Registered User Posts: 56 Junior Member
    Working through the essays, which option are you taking?
  • bonanox82bonanox82 Registered User Posts: 85 Junior Member
    I am!
  • quicheloriquichelori Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    Good luck to you all! My son graduated in 2015, and honestly it was an amazing school, even with its huge price tag.
  • TennisParentTennisParent Registered User Posts: 56 Junior Member
    It is an amazing school, professors go out their way to advise and mentor you, will help with essays, provide positive feedback when needed, are very supportive, etc. Also, the tuition is in line with any other highly ranked institution and aid is very generous.
  • deycmerolleingdeycmerolleing Registered User Posts: 19 Junior Member
    What is the acceptance rate for RD for Williams College?
  • TheGreyKingTheGreyKing Forum Champion Williams College Posts: 1,642 Forum Champion
    Overall rate last year, 15%. More often in other recent years, 17-18%. These are overall rates, not separating out ED. ED is usually about 35%. You can find all this info on the Common Data Set for more precise numbers and breakdowns.
  • AWrinkleInTimeAWrinkleInTime Registered User Posts: 49 Junior Member
    Hey everyone! I've had my essays ready for a while now, but I'm going to give them one final read-over today and submit!! I know I'm cutting it close lol. How are you guys doing with your applications or the waiting game?
  • HPTD12HPTD12 Registered User Posts: 43 Junior Member
    RD acceptance rate last year was about 12.7%, i.e. about 1000 acceptances from 7,865 RD applications. Last year Williams had 728 ED applicants and accepted 257 applicants ED (35%).
  • TennisParentTennisParent Registered User Posts: 56 Junior Member
    The common data set was just released (see posting on the website) and the trend as with other selective schools has been steadily upwards. That said, well rounded candidates with strong recommendations seem to get a bump.
  • HPTD12HPTD12 Registered User Posts: 43 Junior Member
    @TennisParent - on what site was the data released?
  • TheGreyKingTheGreyKing Forum Champion Williams College Posts: 1,642 Forum Champion
    edited January 4
    @HPTD12 It is on the college’s own website, under Office of the Provost, Institutional Research. But just type “Williams College Common Data Set” into your search engine and then choose the one with office of the provost and pick the 2017-2018 file to open.

    (Apparently, Williams needs more women. Women, please apply!)
  • kassh4kassh4 Registered User Posts: 987 Member
    Did anyone attend WOW?
  • HPTD12HPTD12 Registered User Posts: 43 Junior Member
    @TheGreyKing Thanks for the referral to the Common Data Set - very interesting information and I had no idea that I
    this information is available for almost all colleges and universities.

    And based on the 2017-2018 data I agree that Williams needs more women. The entering class of 2021 had 56% men and 44% women(the prior year was M 52%/W 48%).

    But women are indeed applying - in fact they made up 53% of the applicant pool. While the acceptance rate for women was slightly lower than that of men (13.5% vs. 15.7%), the major reason why the enrollment of women was so low was a much lower matriculation rate: 47.8% for men and 39.5% for women. My gut says that this is just a statistical outlier, but it does seem odd that more women were inclined to apply to Williams than men, but they were much less likely to matriculate. Not trying to be controversial here, just making an observation.
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