Answering ancient questions. Solving problems no one’s ever considered. Williams students carry out original research—independently and alongside faculty—with extraordinary support from the college.

Teaching and research come together here in a way that’s unusual, in the context of a broad liberal arts education that’s all about learning to think critically and exploring an issue from many perspectives. At Williams, undergraduates carry out research that at other places is done by graduate students. They actually contribute meaningfully to the creation of new knowledge.