Hobart and William Smith Colleges is ...
NCAA Division III (with football)
Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association
Hobart and William Smith Colleges Rankings
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.32 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.32 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.33 responses
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.41 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.52 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.21 responses
Hobart and William Smith Colleges Reviews
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! :)
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.
I love this college. The career services program is one of the best in the country, as is its abroad program. The athletics are very strong here, with dedicated coaches and athletic directors who care about you beyond your student-athlete identity. The academics are challenging and rigorous, but the professors only want to bring out the best in you. The facilities are plentiful and modern. My only complaint is it can be hard to find parking, but that's just a small detail. The location is beautiful, as we are right along Seneca Lake and downtown is only a minute drive away.