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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 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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The school is extremely stingy in allocating fundsQuite BrightArt & Design Department
The school is extremely stingy in allocating funds even though its has a 1.5 billion dollar endowment. They find ways to nickel and dime you constantly, working in cooperation with the town to make the most of these opportunities (for example with parking). It also impossible to get anything changed due to the ineffectiveness or ineptitude of the schools bureaucratic structure. The school also tends to cave to vocal minorities at the expense of the majority. For example the overabundance of vegan food options at the expense of food quality for everyone else. The town also lacks anything fun to do. The school tries to promote all the local business, which is fine, however when both these business and the school take advantage of their isolated location and overcharge it becomes a problem. There was a subway, but that burned down in a fire started in a failing coffee shop owned by one of the school's largest proprietors. Its been over two years and subway has not been replaced or reinstated. The school also gives off the impression that is being so generous and it is the students who are being unrealistic, however if you take the time to visit other nescac schools you will see that it is the college being stingy and not the fault of the students. Other nescac schools consistently upgrade (w/o cheaping out on quality) academic, athletic, dining, and housing facilities while Williams prefers to execute plans to appease students that are poorly planned and executed (if at all) for example the 30 million dollar student center that cant even function properly as a dining hall. In summary, I guess its fair to say the school's current plight (unknown to non-students) can be attributed to the ineptitude of those in charge of decision making.
3rd Year Female -- Class 2009
Perceived Campus Safety: A, Individual Value: F
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