Williams College is a highly competitive school and its admissions statistics make Williams College one of the 50 most competitive schools for undergraduate admissions globally. Similar to the trends across all top schools, Williams College acceptance rates have continued to decline over the past 8 years and will almost certainly continue to do so into the future.
The Class of 2021 was the single most challenging years to be admitted to Williams College ever to date. For the Class of 2021, 8,593 students applied to Williams College of which 1,253 students were accepted, yielding an overall acceptance rate of 14.6%. Overall applications increased by 23.1% over last year (2020 to 2021) from 6,982 to 8,593.
For the Class of 2021, 257 students were admitted through the early admissions process. Total early applications totaled 728, yielding an early acceptance rate of 35.3%. Early applications increased by 24.4% over last year (2020 to 2021) from 585 to 728.