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Hobart and William Smith Colleges
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  • 4 Year
  • GENEVA, NY

Report Card

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A minus
  2. Value
    grade A
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade B minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade B+
  7. Professors
    grade A minus
  8. Location
    grade B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade C
  11. Student Life
    grade B minus
  12. Safety
    grade C

About

300 PULTENEY STREET
GENEVA, NY 14456
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Liberty League
From Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Hobart and William Smith are independent liberal arts colleges located on the shore of Seneca Lake in Geneva, N.Y. With only one required course and eight educational goals, the HWS curriculum is designed to give you the flexibility to pursue your passions while also gaining a robust foundation that will prepare you for the future. Working closely with your faculty advisers, you will design an individualized academic plan tailored to your interests, strengths and goals. Vigorous programs in career development, study abroad, service, leadership, entrepreneurship and athletics encourage exploration and foster global citizenship, collaboration, civic engagement and cultural competence.

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Hobart and 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

Application Deadline
February 1
Acceptance Rate
66%
SAT Range
1180-1360
ACT Range
26-30
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Considered but not required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$37,761 / 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
$34,279 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A minus
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
47%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 38 responses
46%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 39 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,045 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
16
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
21%
Varsity Athletes
27%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 24 responses
  • Preppy, Rich, Elitist, East Coast, Snobby.
    63%
  • Preppy, East Coast
    21%
  • Engaged
    8%
  • Rich, East Coast, Snobby
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
64%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 47 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 58 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 26 responses
  • Preppy, Rich, Elitist, East Coast, Snobby.
    46%
  • Small, Preppy, Jocky, Work Hard Party Hard
    23%
  • Community
    8%
  • Small, Rich, Work Hard, Athletic, East Coast
    8%
  • Athletic, liberal, privileged
    4%
  • Conservative, small, snobby, rich, close-minded
    4%
  • Small, liberal arts, athletic, academic
    4%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$53,500 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
77%
National
49%
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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