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Is Williams College a Good School for Veterans?

As someone with prior military experience, it's a good idea to check how well the school services veterans before signing those admission papers. We've assembled this Williams College veteran's report to help you in your research. If you're looking for information related to military tuition assistance such as the GI Bill® or Yellow Ribbon Program, go to the following page: Williams College G.I. Bill Information

Info in This Veterans Report on Williams:

How Does Williams Rank for Veterans?

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College Factual publishes its Best Schools for Veterans ranking on an annual basis. This list identifies colleges and universities that support veterans as they pursue their education.

Williams College was ranked #332 on the 2022 version of this list. This puts Williams in the top 15% of the 2,459 schools on this list for providing vets with an excellent educational experience. The school also ranked #13 in our Best for Vets in Massachusetts ranking.

We also release our rankings by degree level so vets can see which schools are the best for the level of degree they want to pursue. Below you'll find how Williams did in those rankings.

Ranking Name Rank
Best Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 310
Best Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 270

You may be more interested to see how particular majors at Williams ranked compared to those at other schools. The table below shows those majors which received the highest rankings for vets. Click here to see a full list of majors. From here, you can dive down into different types of rankings once you select a major.

Ranking Name Rank
Best Development Economics & International Development Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 4
Best Development Economics & International Development Colleges for Veterans 9
Best Other Social Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 10
Best Other Social Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 10
Best Astrophysics Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 17
Best Near & Middle Eastern Studies Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 18
Best Other Social Sciences Colleges for Veterans 19
Best Other Social Sciences Colleges for Veterans 19
Best Asian Studies Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 22
Best Astrophysics Colleges for Veterans 23

How Many Veterans Go to Williams?

Colleges with a large veteran population are better equipped to support and accommodate those who have had military experience.

The VA reports that there are 16 G.I. Bill® students at Williams. There are 1,987 students enrolled at Williams. This means that approximately 0.81% use the GI Bill® to help pay for tuition, fees, and other expenses. Putting that into perspective, the Student Veterans of America estimates that about three-four percent of all college students in America are veterans.

Note, this figure includes all chapters of the GI Bill® program (e.g., Post-9/11, Montgomery GI Bill, Reserve Education Assistance Program, and Veteran Readiness and Employment). This does not include active-duty military personnel who are attending the college via Tuition Assistance. Therefore, the potential total military population could be larger than this.

Federal Veteran Programs at Williams

Williams College participates in the following federal programs for vets.

Federal Program Participation
Principles of Excellence Yes
DOD Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Yes

What does this mean to me? Below you can view the specific commitments this school has made by participating in individual programs.

Career and Vocational Support
Accommodate Military Service Members and Reservists absent due to service requirements.
Align institutional refund policies with those under Title IV, which governs the administration of federal student financial aid programs.
Regionally or Nationally Accredited - view all accreditations
Provide information that increases accountability and transparency.
Participate in the Military Voluntary Education Review (MVER)
Benefits Support
Ensure accreditation of all new programs prior to enrolling students.
Will not use fraudulent or aggressive recruiting techniques and misrepresentations.
Provide students with a personalized form covering the total cost of an education program.
Counseling Support
Designate a point of contact to provide academic and financial advice.
Provide educational plans for all military and veteran education beneficiaries.
Referrals to community organizations as needed.

Does Williams Give Credit for Military Training?

Implied No Credit for Life Experience
NO Credit for Military Training
At this time, Williams does not offer college credit for life experience.

Unfortunately, Williams does not offer credit for military training.

Williams Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC)

Implied No Air Force ROTC
Implied No Army ROTC
Implied No Navy ROTC
Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs are not available at Williams.

Complaints to the VA About Williams

Our data shows that this school has not received any complaints at the VA.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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