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 and William Smith Colleges is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association
Address
300 Pulteney St.
Geneva, NY 14456
Website

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

Acceptance Rate
58%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
1190-1320
ACT Range
26-30
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$38,805/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,660/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,504/ year
  • $49-75k
    $23,818/ year
  • $76-110k
    $32,857/ year
  • $110k+
    $40,006/ year
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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
42%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.33 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.34 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,246Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
17%
Varsity Athletes
25%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Preppy, Rich, Elitist, East Coast, Snobby.
    65%
  • Preppy, East Coast
    25%
  • Rich, East Coast, Snobby
    10%
  • Diverse
    0%
  • Nerdy
    0%
  • Outgoing
    0%
  • Stressed
    0%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
64%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.42 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.53 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Preppy, Rich, Elitist, East Coast, Snobby.
    52%
  • Small, Preppy, Jocky, Work Hard Party Hard
    29%
  • Small, Rich, Work Hard, Athletic, East Coast
    10%
  • Athletic, liberal, privileged
    5%
  • Conservative, small, snobby, rich, close-minded
    5%
  • Fast-paced
    0%
  • Home away from home
    0%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$51,200/ 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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Hobart and William Smith Colleges Reviews

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Hobart and William Smith Colleges is definitely for a specific type of person. I am involved in the English department where the staff are wonderful and super helpful. Socially, things get complicated, the social scene is structured around friend groups where people are often kicked out of. The sex culture is rampant in casual sex and I urge incoming freshmen to be careful. If one plays their cards right, HWS can be a perfect place. The campus is astoundingly beautiful.Theme houses rock!
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I love this place! I was choosing between here and Villanova, so glad I chose HWS. Hobart is a classic college ecpirence. The teachers are some of the best, and classes are so small, you have a lot of access to them. I have met some of the best people here too, friends I will have for life! The Campus is so beautiful right on the lake make spring so much fun. Lots of Hanging out on boats and chilling on the shoars of Seneca Lake. One of the best career services going, they are so good to work with and great at getting your high paying jobs after college.
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! :)