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 2022 was the single most challenging year to be admitted to Williams College ever. For the Class of 2022, 9,559 students applied to Williams College of which 1,163 students were accepted, yielding an overall acceptance rate of 12.2%. Overall applications increased by 11.2% over last year (2021 to 2022) from 8,593 to 9,559.
For the Class of 2022, 258 students were admitted through the early admissions process. Total early applications totaled 750, yielding an early acceptance rate of 34.4%. Early applications increased by 3.0% over last year (2021 to 2022) from 728 to 750.