Originally founded as two separate colleges (Hobart for men in 1822 and William Smith for women in 1908), HWS now operates under a coordinate college system. All students share the same campus, faculty, administration, and curriculum. Each college maintains its own traditions, deans, student government, and athletic department. Men graduate from Hobart College. Women graduate from William Smith College. Its 200-acre combined campus is located in Geneva.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
2,061
Undergraduates
984
Men - 47.7%
1,078
Women - 52.3%
9
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
66% of 3,439 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
February 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.51
SAT Math
590-690 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
590-670 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
28 average
26-30 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$75,850
Tuition and Fees
$58,650
Room and Board
$15,090
Average Percent of Need Met
81%
Average Freshman Award
$43,257
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$34,456
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
203
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
28%
10-19
37%
20-29
26%
30-39
7%
40-49
1%
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Rochester, Syracuse Population
13,199
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Rochester, Syracuse
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
90% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Statesmen (Hobart); Herons (William Smith)
Sororities
2% of women participate
Fraternities
15% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.3%
Asian
3.2%
Black/African-American
6.1%
Hispanic/Latino
6.6%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
2.3%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
76.6%
Unknown
4.8%
International Students
5.4% from 28 countries
First-Year Students Returning
88.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
73.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
85%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
18.0%
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