A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    C
Hobart & William Smith Colleges is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association
Address
337 Pulteney Street
Geneva, NY 14456
Website

Hobart & William Smith Colleges Rankings

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
56%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
1190-1320
ACT Range
26-30
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes
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Cost

Net Price
$38,243/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,196/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,273/ year
  • $49-75k
    $26,931/ year
  • $76-110k
    $32,191/ year
  • $110k+
    $37,631/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.32 responses
41%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.32 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.33 responses
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Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,270Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
13%
Varsity Athletes
25%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Preppy, Rich, Elitist, East Coast, Snobby.
    63%
  • Preppy, East Coast
    26%
  • Rich, East Coast, Snobby
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
63%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.41 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.52 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Preppy, Rich, Elitist, East Coast, Snobby.
    50%
  • Small, Preppy, Jocky, Work Hard Party Hard
    30%
  • Small, Rich, Work Hard, Athletic, East Coast
    10%
  • Athletic, liberal, privileged
    5%
  • Conservative, small, snobby, rich, close-minded
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
81%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.21 responses
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An excellent college for any student looking for an exceptional college experience! Most class sizes are small, allowing for professors to really get to know their students and provide them with individualized attention. The study abroad programs are phenomenal and an experience every student should take advantage of! The sports programs and coaches are extremely devoted to student athlete success. The town of Geneva is quaint and supportive of the colleges. The campus is right on the border of NY Finger Lakes Wine Trail and Seneca Lake! :)
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If I could do it again, I would still absolutely choose HWS. The opportunities available to students here are incredible — from the outstanding career services office to the extensive study abroad programs. Classes here are small and the professors make an effort to help students succeed. For a small school, HWS also has a great social scene. Students here are serious about studying and have high standards for themselves, but also like to have fun and enjoy the weekends. Both the lake and Downtown Geneva are a large aspect of the social life, and students can also enjoy the beautiful surrounding region full of local farms and wineries. The sports teams at HWS are also top programs in their divisions, more often than not finishing in the Top 20 or as Conference Champs. The school is not only committed to excellence in athletics, though, as evidenced by the impressive new Performing Arts Center on campus. I have had an amazing experience here and recommend the school to everyone.
Hobart and William Smith feels like home long after you leave. The professors personally invest in your success, going far beyond expectations of the classrooms and helping you figure out who you want to be and what your strengths are. There are endless opportunities to challenge yourself, thrive and discover something new. Your classmates are your teammates, rather than your competition, and will cheer you on through your success and help build you back up when you fall.

Geneva is a growing, but modest city-- so students who are resourceful, creative and want to participate will be happier here.