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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., Feb. 4, 2009 — Williams College mailed notification letters of acceptance to 231 of the 614 Early Decision applicants to the class of 2013. This year’s number of applications reached an all-time record for the college of students who chose to apply Early Decision.
The admitted group of 116 women and 115 men hail from 35 states, D.C., Puerto Rico and six foreign countries.
Of the 50 accepted, who identified as American students of color, 21 are African-American, 15 are Asian American, and 14 are Latino.
The popularity of the college is due to a number of factors that include positioning students at the center of their education; a stellar teaching faculty; research opportunities for undergraduates; first-class student housing; a diverse, inclusive, and supportive community; and the opportunity for a rich social life, including the newly completed Paresky Center, the hub of campus life, and the vibrant ’62 Center for Theater and Dance.
Williams College admissions are made regardless of a student’s financial situation. The college provides grants and other assistance to meet the demonstrated need of all those who are admitted.
Preview Programs for admitted students will be held April 18 -21. These programs give students the chance to attend classes, to meet faculty, to experience Williams College life here firsthand, and to meet the people who will be their future classmates.
Early Decision applications were due November 10. Applicants were notified December 15. The deadline to apply for Regular Decision admission was January 1, with notification from the college due early in April.
Williams College is consistently ranked one of the nation’s top liberal arts colleges. The college’s 2,000 students are taught by a faculty noted for the quality of their teaching and research, and the achievement of academic goals includes active participation of students with faculty in this research. Students’ educational experience is enriched by the residential campus environment, which provides a host of opportunities for interaction with one another and with faculty beyond the classroom. Admission decisions are made regardless of a student’s financial ability, and the college provides grants and other assistance to meet the demonstrated needs of all who are admitted. Founded in 1793, it is the second oldest institution of higher learning in Massachusetts. The college is located in Williamstown, Mass. To visit the college on the Internet: www.williams.edu