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Williams College Academic Experience

Past Performance | Probation Policy|Academic Calendar | Graduate Career Data

Past Performance

What Do We Like To Study?

Most Popular Majors

Least Popular Majors
  • sociology
  • German
  • Spanish

Academic Calendar for 2002-03.

Academic Calendar System:

  • 4-1-4 System (two semsters and one-month January interterm)

New student orientation:

  • Orientation for new students is held in September.

Graduate Career Data

Percentage of graduates who pursue further study:
  • 22% continue immediately.
  • 65% continue within 10 years.
Percentage of all graduates who pursue graduate study in various fields:
  • Law School: 3%
  • Medical School: 5%
  • Dental School: 1%
  • Graduate Business Programs: 1%
  • Graduate Arts and Sciences Programs: 12%
  • Theological School/Seminary: 1%
  • Other: 1%
List of graduate schools most often selected by our recent graduates:
  • Harvard University, Michigan University, Stanford University, Yale U.
25% of our graduates choose careers in business and industry.

Firms that most frequently hire our graduates:
  • American Management Systems; Bain & Co., Chemical Bank; First Boston; Goldman, Sachs; Mercer Consulting; Monitor; Morgan Stanley; Price Waterhouse; UNUM.
Most prominent alumni/ae:
  • Hedrick Smith, former Washington bureau chief, New York Times; Fay Vincent, former baseball commissioner; Stephen Sondheim, musician and writer.