Diversity Makes a Difference
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword with university admissions officers and students. For the purposes of producing diversity scores, College Factual defines diversity as the most plurality. Schools that score high in diversity metrics are those with the greatest variety in ethnicity, gender, age, and geographic location of origin.
Get the Facts on Diversity at Williams, Including how This School Compares to Others in the Country.
Much Higher Than Average Diversity
We combine factors of racial, geographic, gender and age diversity to come up with an overall diversity ranking for each school.
Highly diverse across all factors, Williams College is ranked #24 nationwide.
Racial Diversity is Very Good
Many students value the opportunity to meet and learn from different ethnic and racial groups, which is possible at a diverse institution such as this one.
Williams College is ranked #347 in ethnic diversity nationwide which is far above average.
Take a Deeper Look at Racial Diversity at Williams
If the data is present, the following chart will display Williams undergraduate student diversity.
Williams boasts excellent racial diversity.
The faculty's racial diversity is on par with the national average.
Williams Gender Ratio is Balanced
If you feel more comfortable on a campus with a relatively equal balance of males and females, this may be the school for you.
At Williams College, the disparity between men and women on campus is far lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Williams is equally balanced.
This college is ranked at #340 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 1,091 males and 989 females.
Review Male/Female Diversity at Williams
When available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among Williams' undergraduate students.
The male to female ratio at Williams is excellent.
When available, the chart below will include the male to female distribution among Williams' faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Williams is excellent.
Excellent Location Diversity From Across the United States
Looking to attend a school where you can meet students from all over the United States and the world?
We've come up with the geographic diversity of each school by looking at where students lived before they attended college.
About 13.4% of the students attending Williams College come from within Massachusetts. This puts Williams' level of geographic diversity far above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #49.
Explore Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 42 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
International Student Diversity at Williams
There is a mid sized group of about 201 international students at Williams College representing at least 35 countries. Click on the Williams International Student Page for more information.
Age Range on Campus
Some students prefer a campus filled with others who are a similar age to them, while some prefer a wide age range of students. Which is best for you?
The "traditional" college student is thought to be between the ages of 18-21. At Williams College, 87.0% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Williams #2,541 in the nation for student age diversity.
Explore Age Diversity at Williams
Analyze the age range of Williams students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we refer to diversity in college?
Often when we speak of diversity, what we mean is multiculturalism, or the acceptance of people of different ethnicities, cultures, races, beliefs and financial backgrounds. Students who say that diversity in school is important to them are looking for institutions to offer a variety of curricular and non-curricular opportunities to learn from and learn with people of different ethnicities, races, ages, abilities, sexual identities, classes, and religions.
- Is Williams attracting learners from all economic backgrounds?
Schools with excellent ethnic and location diversity still may not be diverse when it comes to other factors, such as economic backgrounds. Get a better idea of how Williams supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to Williams?
Diversity can be encouraged by the university in several ways. First, institutions should be making an effort to hire a varied faculty to engage students. But the school should also be doing the best they can to foster substantial interaction between people from different backgrounds. This prevents faculty and students from self-segregating and encourages positive connections.