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To be honest, I regret applying to Economics.Super BrilliantEconomics
To be honest, I regret applying to Economics.
1) The isolation is overbearing, and I have had to seek medical attention for serious depression.
2) Very preppy, judgmental students. If the majority of your closet does not consist of brand labels, they won't even talk to you. Of course, there are people who don't act this way, but they're often nerds/geeks or losers who were kicked out or rejected from cliques.

3)Underlying racism if you're not white.
4) Honestly, a liberal arts degree is not of a high value. It won't get you as far as other universities.

5) Friends have never heard of it, and often gets confused with Williams and Marry.
6) hate the campus layout, very choppy and segregated.6) Food is not that good, gets repetitive. There aren't good restaurants around Williams town, so you're basically stuck.

1st Year Male -- Class 2017
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I would rate my experience thus far atQuite BrightHistory/Histories (art history/etc.)
I would rate my experience thus far at Williams as extremely positive and it seems to me that most of the students responding to this site represent a small minority on campus who are for whatever reason dissatisfied, whether they come from a huge city and expected lots of nightlife or were unprepared for the huge workload. Williams gives its students fantastic flexibility and allows for a lot of creativity in your fields as well. The faculty here are so approachable. I have truly enjoyed my time here getting to know faculty and staff beyond our time in the classroom. Grading here is pretty fair, but WARNING: you have to work very hard. The workload is greater than at Harvard and other Ivy schools where the prevailing philosophy is, "once you are in, you must be smart, so we'll give you a good grade." Lots of extracurricular activities, especially if you love the outdoors.

I highly recommend visiting the school!

2nd Year Male -- Class 2011
Education Quality: A+, Surrounding City: B+
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I am from NY, so maybe my dislikeAverageChemistry
I am from NY, so maybe my dislike for Williams College stems from the differences in the night life.(There is NOTHING to do here) But I also think that the students here just work incredibly hard and have no time for fun. When they do have a little bit of time on the weekends they spend it drowning their misery with alcohol. Also, the people here are arrogant because they got into the "#1 liberal arts college in the US." Their intelligence and talents alone do not explain their sense of entitlement and superiority. Many students here are unhappy, although they will not admit as to not be shunned. They all have to rationalize to themselves that they are getting a fantastic education. But the truth is that you will get an great education (almost) anywhere, without having to sacrifice happiness. In order to have a great college experience, you need to balance hard work with hard play.
1st Year Female -- Class 2012
University Resource Use/ spending: A, Surrounding City: F
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