A 2,000-student college in northwestern Massachusetts, Williams College has been ranked
#1 by US News and World Report for several
years in a row. It also dominates in sports. Founded in 1793, it has a beautiful campus
in Berkshire Mountains, close to the famous Clark Art Institute and Mass MoCa in neighboring North
Adams. Strong in all subjects, Williams is especially noted
for its dominance of the art history world, having alums in charge
of many major American
art museums. Also has by far the largest endowment—1.5
billion dollars—of any college of comparable
size. Students come
from all over the U.S. and the world. Williams has pretty much everything, with the possible exception of a nearby
major city, although Boston and New York are moderately accessible.
School colors: Purple and Gold.
School mascot: The Purple Cow
Team name: The Ephs
(“Eefs”), named after founder Ephraim Williams.
Traditional nemesis: AmHerst.
"George Steinbrenner, Stephen Sondheim, and President
Garfield all went to Williams College."
“Hey, Williams just beat Amherst 51-21! At Amherst's homecoming!”