Williams vs. W&L

Compare two schools with tuition, admission, test scores, and more academic characteristics.

Williams vs. W&L

Williamsvs.W&L

Both Williams and W&L are private. Williams is located in Williamstown, MA and W&L is located in Lexington, VA.
  • Williams has more expensive tuition of $57,280 than W&L ($54,830).
  • Williams has tighter acceptance rate of 13% than W&L (19%).
  • Williams has higher SAT scores of 1,480 than W&L (1,430).
  • W&L is larger with 2,223 students than Williams (2,149 students).
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#4 in Liberal Arts Colleges
#3 in Massachusetts
Rankings#8 in Liberal Arts Colleges
#1 in Virginia
Private, 4 yearsSchool TypePrivate, 4 years
Williamstown, MALocationLexington, VA
Bachelor's
Master's
Offered DegreesBachelor's
Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Baccalaureate College - Arts & SciencesCarnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate College - Arts & Sciences
Tuition & Fees
$57,280Undergraduate$54,830
$55,948Graduate$47,437
$48,763Financial Aid$40,813
Admission
$65 undergraduate
$75 graduate
Application Fee$60
13%Acceptance Rate19%
45%Yield40%
1,480 SAT, 101 ACTTest Scores1,430 SAT, 99 ACT
Student Population
2,149Total Students2,223
2,095Undergraduate1,829
54Graduate394
Online Enrollment
Graduation Rate & Outcomes
95%Graduation Rate94%
1%Transfer-out Rate5%
99%Retention Rate96%
$89,800Average Earning after Graduation$93,300
Special Learning Opportunities and Student Services
Not OfferedDistance Learning (Online Classes)Not Offered
Study AbroadSpecial OpportunitiesROTC
Study Abroad
Teacher Certifiate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 2,014)
$7,350 average annual costs
On-Campus Living✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 1,517)
$7,300 average annual costs
✔ (21 meals per week)
$7,150 average annual costs
Meal PlanNot offered or not Reported
Faculties and Staffs
6 to 1Students to Faculty Ratio8 to 1
320 Full-time
65 Part-time
Number of Faculties240 Full-time
69 Part-time
1,050 Full-time
250 Part-time
Number of Staffs887 Full-time
87 Part-time
$114,650 for Faculties
$68,751 Part-time
Average Salary$113,113 for Faculties
$63,575 Part-time
All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education, academic year 2019-2020