School Spotlight: Williams College

There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges. As such, we are highlighting a new college each week in our School Spotlight series. Check out the college below, along with the other posts in our series, and you may just stumble upon your dream school!

School Spotlight: Williams College
Williamstown, MA

Williams College has practically everything an active, intellectual student might be seeking: a small student body (approximately 2,100 undergrads) coupled with dedicated faculty; a dynamic campus set in the beautiful Berkshires of western MA; 160 student clubs and 32 varsity sports to choose from… and the list goes on. But what you may not know about Williams lies in their exceptional art and math departments. The arts are revered at Williams, as is evidenced by their ample studio and gallery space, as well as such intriguing course offerings The Art of Almost Nothing and Experimental Printmaking. On a typical fall weekend, students can enjoy performances of a visiting musical artist, a Chinese dance troupe, and a chamber music ensemble. While the visual and performing arts are among the ten most popular majors at the College, mathematics and statistics place within the top five. The Williams math department was recently named an Exemplary Mathematics Program by the American Mathematical Society, and it also features one of the largest undergraduate math research programs in the country. Fun fact: January at Williams is “Winter Study,” whereby students can spend four weeks pursuing an internship, an independent study course, or an international travel course.

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Written by Elyse Krantz
Elyse Krantz is a member of College Coach’s team of college admissions consultants. Elyse received her BA in linguistics from Dartmouth College and her MA from Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior to joining College Coach, Elyse worked as an admissions officer at Barnard College and Bennington College. Visit our website to learn more about Elyse Krantz.