Williams offered admission to 246 students under its early decision plan. The 121 women and 125 men make up 44.7 percent of the incoming Class of 2020. The class has a target size of 550.
The students come from 35 states and eight countries. U.S. students of color make up 26 percent of the cohort, which includes 20 African-Americans, 27 Asian-Americans, 16 Latina/os and one Native American. Sixteen are from families in which neither parent has a college degree, and nearly 20 percent of the students come from low-income families.
Average SAT scores for early decision students are 713 in critical reading, 716 in math and 710 in writing. The average ACT score is 33.
“This is a multi-faceted group whose extracurricular accomplishments are as impressive as their demonstrated academic prowess,” says Richard Nesbitt ’74, director of admission. “I’m eager to see the impact they have on our stages, playing fields and the community at large, as well as in the classroom.”