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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    C+
Hartwick is a private college located in Oneonta, New York. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,156 undergraduate students. The Hartwick acceptance rate is 83%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Sociology. Graduating 58% of students, Hartwick alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,600.
One Hartwick Drive
Oneonta, NY 13820
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Empire 8 Athletic Conference

Hartwick College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Hartwick Admissions

Acceptance Rate
83%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1070-1190
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$23,873/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$33,400/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
76%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.29 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.36 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.36 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    3%
  • On Campus
    97%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,156Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
20
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
46%
Varsity Athletes
31%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Cliquey
    57%
  • Not average
    19%
  • Apathetic
    10%
  • Outgoing
    5%
  • Partier
    5%
  • typical college student
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.40 responses
Poll
44%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.45 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Stairs
    55%
  • Everything you need is up the stairs.
    36%
  • Home away from home
    5%
  • if you're not a nursing major don't bother
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
58%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
71%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.17 responses
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I loved the small class sizes, leadership opportunities, clubs/organizations and Greek life! I participated in multiple clubs, joined a sorority, served as an orientation leader and group leader for our optional outdoor education based freshmen orientation at our environmental campus, Pine Lake.
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My experience at Hartwick was mixed. The environment is incomparable, with the unique town and close proximity of students creating a tight-knit community and wonderful relationships with professors. However, the administration is absolutely unjust in the majority of their decisions. In my 4 years, the tuition has gone up each year, the school has cut sports teams with a consistent lack of communication with those impacted, student services are often inadequate, and funds are mismanaged. The school is constantly allocating funds to things that the students don't want while ignoring what they do want. The president of this college is an absolute tyrant and the Hartwick community suffers for it. The tragedy is that Hartwick would be unbeatable without the current administration seemingly doing everything to mistreat and misrepresent the students. The town is one of a kind, students are close, and professors are sincere. NOT WORTH THE MONEY and it is a shame because it could be.
I loved my Hartwick experience BUT it took until the end of my sophomore year to adjust and really love being in Oneonta and at Hartwick. One ends their time at Hartwick after 4 years feeling attached and wanting more time there. I got a solid education there and one that gave me confidence in many areas including public speaking (seniors during my time at Hartwick were frequently expected to lead a class in their major area). Oneonta was a good place to become a responsible adult and learn independence and now it’s nicer and has more to offer than during my time. The majority of my professors were awesome and I kept in touch with many of them for more than a few years after graduation. Hartwick is a special place offering an excellent education and experience—just don’t expect it to happen overnight!