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Williams College Investment Banking Placement (Using Data)

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Williams College

Williams College is a private liberal arts college located in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Founded in 1793 from the estate of Ephraim Williams, Williams has built a strong reputation as an elite academic institution. Williams College has been referred to as "The West Point of Wall Street" due to its prominent alumni at the top investment banks.

Williams College ranks #35 overall on our investment banking target school list, earning a designation as a lower semi-target school. Like other liberal arts colleges, Williams has strong per-student placement, but students may suffer from a lack of total alumni.

Williams College is one of the few schools on the target school list that does not have a business school.


Williams College Campus

Williams College has an extremely high Elite Firms Hires % of 63%, indicating that the majority of Williams investment banking hires end up at the very top firms. This results from Wiliams' strong history with the top bulge brackets like Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, and Morgan Stanley.


In contrast, we note that Williams has virtually no presence at the elite boutiques (our data revealed only 1 hire at Allen & Co. since 2008).

Williams College Placement Data

Our investment banking target school list is a complete rank of 60 schools and analyzed >60k LinkedIn profiles of professionals who worked in investment banking between 2008 and 2023. We filtered the data to examine U.S. hires into the top investment banks.

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Investment Banking Placement

  • Weighted Rank: #35

  • Ranking by Total Hires: #47

  • Category: Lower Semi-Target School

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School Factsheet

  • Established: 1793

  • Location: Williamstown, Massachusetts

  • Business School Name: N/A

  • # of Undergrads: 2,166 per U.S. News

  • # of Business School Undergrads: 0

  • Median Starting Salary (2022): $50k

  • President: Maud S. Mandel

  • Liberal Arts Colleges National Rank (2022-2023): #1

  • QS World University Rankings: #301-330

  • Financial Times MBA Rank: N/A


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