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Hobart William Smith Colleges Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

2,173 Students

64% Admitted

  • 2,244 full time
  • 5 part time
  • 965 men full time
  • 1,203 women full time
  • 4,457 applied
  • 2,658 admitted
  • 686 enrolled

2,237 Undergraduates

$50,432 Tuition/Year

  • 8 Graduates
  • 27 Non-Degree
  • $50,432 in state
  • $1,127 fees
  • $14,785 room & board
  • $1,300 books and supplies

At a Glance

Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Mid East Town, distant from an urban area
Highest Degree Offered: Master's degree
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • West Coast Rep
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  • Hobart and William Smith is more than a school, but a community. Students are encouraged to surpass their preconceived limits for excellence through a diverse 8-goal system, responsive and engaged…

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  • Trevor from Geneva, NY
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  • Hobart is a very interesting place with many opportunities available to those students who aren't afraid to go out and get them. The faculty is beyond helpful and will challenge…

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  • Student6
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  • HWS is a hidden gem in upstate New York. It is a very small community that is friendly and a good place to make a name for yourself. The professors…

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  • Student
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  • The teachers are passionate and engaging. The student diverisity isnt the most diverse, but has a decent mixture of people and ideas. Massive renovations are being made to improve infastructure…

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  • Mel
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  • HWS provides an excellent liberal arts education. The faculty is amazing, and the staff is friendly. The residential campus is small and beautifully situated at the edge of Seneca Lake.…

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Mission Statement

Hobart and William Smith Colleges are a student-centered learning environment, globally focused, grounded in the values of equity and service, developing citizens who will lead in the 21st century.

The Colleges’ commitment to these principals was solidified in 1999 when they appointed the then director of the Peace Corps as president of Hobart and William Smith. President Mark D. Gearan has since reinforced the Colleges' commitment to global understanding and study abroad opportunities, community service, and service learning, with the goal of providing these elements through contemporary facilities and state-of-the-art technology.

In maintaining this environment, the Colleges create opportunities to engage faculty and students with other languages and diverse cultures. The majority of students participate in a study-abroad experience during their four years here. These experiences enhance what takes place on campus in the academic and social lives of students and it also allows the community to delve

Hobart William Smith Colleges
  • Located in Geneva, NY
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 2,173 students enrolled
  • 64% admitted
  • $50,432 annual cost to attend
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Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 4
  • Kirsten from Minneapolis, MN
  • I am a current student here

    Coming from a big city to a small town like Geneva was not what I expected it to be. Despite the small size of the campus and surrounding town, there is so much to do! There is a Campus Activities Board that works very hard to plan events that the students will enjoy, from concerts to carnivals to movie screenings. Anyone can join the CAB and give their opinions about what kinds of events should be planned. The area is beautiful. There is access to the lake, lots of trees, and beautiful architecture. The college is very close to the downtown area (within walking distance), and there are a variety of good restaurants. It is also very close to a grocery store, and the colleges provide shuttles and trolleys to and from the grocery store, as well as several other locations throughout the town.

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  • 4
  • Abigail M. W.
  • I am a current student here

    I live in the area, so I am bias to saying that I enjoy being here. However, you can also say that the area is great, if I haven't wanted to leave. The lakes are amazing, and with the lake frontage that the college offers students are able to relax by the lake. The weather here gives you the best of each season. During fall you are able to enjoy local corn mazes, pumpkin carving, and other fun activities. During the winter and spring seasons you are also able to enjoy the beauty of the finger lakes. Our campus is very involved, having many events each weekend. Campus Activities Board works very hard to give the student body activities that they will enjoy, throughout the year. The campus is very small, and in the center of Geneva, which also easy access to any campus facilities, as well as the growing city. I can admit that it is a smaller town and can be boring at times, but the school works very hard to set up activities to keep students occupied. If you have a car, it is also a great center point between Rochester, Syracuse, and Binghamton.

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  • 1
  • coxswain4life
  • I am a current student here

    I hate it here. I'm actually looking to transfer, when I applied I thought not having city life around campus wouldn't bother me but it does matter. Especially when you want to get off campus there is very little to do. And the movie theater here is a joke and sketchy. It's not a bad school it's just not for me.

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  • 4
  • Caley from Phoenix, AZ
  • I am a current student here

    Since it is a small town school, everything takes place on campus. Being one of the few students from the west coast, I really enjoyed the fact that all the action took place close by.

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