A regular commentator writes:

But in terms of (scientific) research productivity, I’d say the Williams faculty are, on average, maybe around the level of the bottom-ranked major research universities (including private institutions as well as state flagships). A few Williams profs are well-known and many have great connections, but outside of the immediate connections of the faculty I don’t get the impression that Williams as a school is particularly well-known in the broader research community. Certainly when I toured grad schools earlier this year I talked to well-known researchers who had never heard of Williams or knew nothing about it (beyond “small Northeastern LAC where people who can’t do research go to teach” which is not exactly true but certainly a common stereotype).

True or false?

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