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Hobart and William Smith Colleges Campus Life

Housing

Dorms
C+
Based on housing cost, capacity, student reviews and additional factors.
On-Campus Housing Available
Yes
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
No
Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
Undergrads in College Housing
90%
Average Housing Cost
$7,645/ year
Poll
53%
of students say overall dorm quality is great.30 responses
Poll
55%
of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great.44 responses

Food

Campus Food
C-
Based on meal plan cost and student reviews on the food.
Meal Plan Available
Yes
Average Meal Plan Cost
$7,140/ year
Poll
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 37 responses
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  • Cafe
    49%
  • The Pub
    38%
  • Saga
    11%
  • The fried rice is AMAZING
    3%
26%
of students highly rate the dining facilities.38 responses

Campus Quality

Campus
C+
Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Life
B-
Based on campus diversity, social scene, student reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?
Based on 29 responses
  • I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
    17%
  • I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
    52%
  • The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
    17%
  • I hate my school and have no school spirit.
    14%

Safety

Safety
C
Based on crimes on campus, local area crime rates, and student reviews.
Poll
79%
of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.33 responses
Poll
How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?
Based on 25 responses
  • You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
    8%
  • Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
    48%
  • You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
    40%
  • If you don't partake, you're left out.
    4%
Poll
How visible are the campus police on campus?
Based on 26 responses
  • Extremely present and willing to assist students.
    27%
  • There if you need them but not overbearing.
    42%
  • Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
    31%

Sports

Poll
How popular are varsity sports on campus?
Based on 58 responses
  • Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
    2%
  • Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
    38%
  • Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
    53%
  • No one pays attention to varsity sports.
    7%
Men's Varsity Sports
Basketball, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Rowing, Soccer, Squash, Tennis, Track and Field: X-Country
Women's Varsity Sports
Basketball, Field Hockey, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Rowing, Soccer, Squash, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field: X-Country

Clubs & Activities

Clubs Offered
Campus Ministries, Dance, Drama/Theater, International Student Organizations, Literary Magazine, Radio Station, Student Government, Newspaper, Film Society, Yearbook
Music
Choral Groups, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Music Ensembles
Poll
What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
Based on 31 responses
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  • Spring Fever
    19%
  • Spring in the Quad
    19%
  • Food trucks come to campus sometimes,which is nice
    16%
  • Halloween
    16%
  • Theater Plays
    13%
  • Cultural Events
    10%
  • Spring Carnival
    6%

Party Scene

Party Scene
B+
Based on access to bars and student reviews on the party scene.
Poll
What is the party scene like on campus?
Based on 43 responses
  • Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
    2%
  • Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
    33%
  • Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
    47%
  • Good parties are few and far between.
    9%
  • Parties? What parties?
    9%
Poll
What is the biggest party event of the year?
Based on 22 responses
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  • Quad Olympics until it was banned
    36%
  • Formals
    18%
  • QUAD OLYMPICS
    14%
  • Theta Delta Chi Spring weekend
    14%
  • Senior Week
    9%
  • after classes
    5%
  • Homecoming
    5%

Greek Life

Men in Fraternities
19%
Women in Sororities
64%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.47 responses
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