- 4 Year
- GENEVA, NY
- Academicsgrade A minus
- Valuegrade B+
- Diversitygrade A
- Campusgrade C+
- Athleticsgrade B+
- Party Scenegrade B+
- Professorsgrade A minus
- Locationgrade B
- Dormsgrade C+
- Campus Foodgrade C minus
- Student Lifegrade B minus
- Safetygrade C
At Hobart and William Smith, you'll be on an adventure and your experience will be entirely your own — full of learning, discovery, surprises and accomplishment.
You'll make a plan, mentored by caring, expert guides and grounded in experiences that let you test your interests and pave the way to a lifetime of purpose.
You'll gain significant insights into the emerging challenges of the future world.
You'll find places to belong within the HWS family. Our community welcomes open-minded people from many and varied backgrounds and perspectives.
You'll be valued as an ethical person who approaches complex problems with empathy and discernment — and in partnership with others.
You'll be prepared to build and lead your brightest future.
Hobart and William Smith Colleges Rankings
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Most Popular Majors
- Economics94 Graduates
- Psychology50 Graduates
- Communications47 Graduates
- History38 Graduates
- Political Science and Government36 Graduates
- Biology35 Graduates
- Environmental Science33 Graduates
- International Relations23 Graduates
- Architecture21 Graduates
- English21 Graduates
Guaranteed Internship & Funding
HWS were among the first colleges to guarantee an internship or research placement. Years later, the extent of our offerings and the depth of our connections are second to none. You have the flexibility to pursue incredible opportunities with the guidance of an expert career services team and the support of our guaranteed internship funding.
- Preppy, Rich, Elitist, East Coast, Snobby.62%
- Preppy, East Coast19%
- Rich, East Coast, Snobby8%
- Preppy, Rich, Elitist, East Coast, Snobby.43%
- Small, Preppy, Jocky, Work Hard Party Hard21%
- Athletic, liberal, privileged11%
- Small, Rich, Work Hard, Athletic, East Coast7%
- Conservative, small, snobby, rich, close-minded4%
- Small, liberal arts, athletic, academic4%
Hobart and William Smith Colleges Reviews
However, it wasn't all bad - there were a handful of students actually academically motivated, and I was able to quite easily get independent studies in more advanced topics in my major once I "ran out" of regularly offered classes to take. What good there was at HWS was often just individuals acting contrary to the general culture.