Williams College

Private liberal arts college in Williamstown, Mass.

Established in 1793 and affiliated with the Congregational church, it has since become nondenominational. Williams has consistently rated as one of the best colleges in the U.S., offering bachelor's and master's degree programs in fine and applied arts and sciences. Campus facilities include notable collections of American, contemporary, and South Asian art and materials relating to U.S. history. Notable alumni include director Elia Kazan.

* * *

 private, coeducational institution of higher learning opened in 1791 and founded as a college in 1793 at Williamstown, Massachusetts, U.S. Like many other New England colleges, Williams was established by the Congregational church, but it is now nondenominational. It offers undergraduate liberal arts and graduate programs in fine and applied arts and social sciences. There are special accelerated and honours programs, as well as opportunities for independent study and study abroad. Williams participates in the Twelve College Exchange program, and cross-registration arrangements are maintained with Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (formerly North Adams State College) and Bennington College.

      Notable campus buildings include Hopkins Hall, named for former college president Mark Hopkins (Hopkins, Mark); Chapin Hall, housing the Chapin Library of Rare Books; and Lawrence Hall, home of the Williams College Museum of Art. Among its prominent former students are the poet William Cullen Bryant (Bryant, William Cullen) (who is said to have written his “Thanatopsis” there) and President James A. Garfield (Garfield, James A.). Total enrollment is about 2,000.

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Williams College — Motto E liberalitate E. Williams, armigeri ( Through the Generosity of E. Williams, Esquire (or Soldier) ) Established 1793 Type …   Wikipedia

  • Williams College — Die Griffin Hall des Williams College …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Williams College — 42° 42′ 46″ N 73° 12′ 11″ W / 42.71275, 73.2031 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Williams College — College (colegio universitario) privado dedicado a las artes liberales con sede en Williamstown, Mass. Creado en 1793 y afiliado a la Iglesia congregacional, en la actualidad es no confesional. Williams ha sido consistentemente clasificado como… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Williams College Museum of Art — The Williams College Museum of Art (known as WCMA ) is an art museum located in Williamstown, Massachusetts. It is affiliated with Williams College and the college s world renowned art history department. WCMA is a teaching museum, so exhibitions …   Wikipedia

  • Williams College Rugby Football — The Williams Rugby Football Club (WRFC) and the Williams Women s Rugby Football Club (WWRFC) are intercollegeiate club sports teams at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The men s club was founded in 1958 by David Coughlan with… …   Wikipedia

  • Elimination of fraternities at Williams College — On June 30, 1962, the Williams College Committee on Review of Fraternity Questions (informally known as the Angevine Committee, after its chairman Jay B. Angevine II) submitted its report to the Board of Trustees, urging that the college assume… …   Wikipedia

  • List of Williams College people — Infobox University name = Williams College motto = E liberalitate E. Williams, armigeri established = 1793 type = Private president= Morton Schapiro city = Williamstown state = MA country = USA campus = Rural undergrad = 1,945 postgrad = 59 staff …   Wikipedia

  • List of Williams College Bicentennial Medal Winners — The Williams College Bicentennial Medal, was created by Williams College in 1993, the College s 200th anniversary. The Bicentennial Medals honor members of the Williams community for distinguished achievement in any field of endeavor. cite web |… …   Wikipedia

  • John Williams (college principal) — John Williams (died 4 September 1613) was Principal of Jesus College, Oxford from 1602 to 1613 and also Dean of Bangor.Born in Llansawel, Carmarthenshire, Williams entered Corpus Christi College, Oxford in 1569, graduating with a BA in 1573/4 and …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.