Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Geneva, NY

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.

Website: www.hws.edu/

Private
Co-ed
2,237
Undergraduate
Students
(50.8%) 1,137 Women
(49.2%) 1,100 Men
7
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
61% of 4,409 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
February 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.37
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
28 average
26-30 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$71,400
Tuition and Fees
$55,255
Room and Board
$14,035
Average Percent of Need Met
79%
Average Freshman Award
$36,231
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$33,600
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
221
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 28% of classes
10-19 students: 37% of classes
20-29 students: 26% of classes
30-39 students: 7% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Geneva Population
13,199
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Rochester, Syracuse
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
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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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.7% Asian
6.4% Black/African-American
5.1% Hispanic/Latino
0.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
79.3% White
5.1% Unknown
International Students
6.2% from 27 countries
First-Year Students Returning
86.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
75.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
78%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
18.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 3  
Foreign Language 2 3
Social Studies 2 3
History    
Academic Electives 2 4

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required for some February 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for admission
ACT: Used for admission

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
300 Pulteney Street
City, State, Zip
Geneva, NY 14456
Phone
(315) 781-3622
Fax
(315) 781-5471
E-mail
admissions@hws.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 15, January 15
Early Decision Notification
December 15, February 1
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
61% of 4,409 applicants were admitted
Women
64% of 2,348 applicants were admitted
Men
58% of 2,061 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
634 (24%) of 2,696 admitted students enrolled
Women
325 (22%) of 1,500 admitted students enrolled
Men
309 (26%) of 1,196 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
89% of 360 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
504
Students Accepting Wait List Position
174
Students Admitted From Wait List
29

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.37
3.75 and Above
31%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
18%
2.50 - 2.99
15%
2.00 - 2.49
2%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
28 average
26-30 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
Not reported
Score of 24 - 29
Not reported
Score of 18 - 23
Not reported
Score of 12 - 17
Not reported
Score of 6 - 11
Not reported
Score of 5 or Below
Not reported

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 33%
Top quarter: 59%
Top half: 83%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
2%
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$71,400
Tuition and Fees
$55,255
Room and Board
$14,035
Books and Supplies
$1,300
Other Expenses
$810
Payment Plans
Prepayment plan, installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
olaughlin@hws.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
February 1
Award Notification
On or about April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002731
Free
State Aid Form  
CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional
Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement  

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
434 (78.8%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
360 (82.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
360 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
230 (63.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
79%
Average Award
$36,231
Need-Based Gift
Received by 356 (98.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $33,012
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 283 (78.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,560
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 63 (17.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
179 (32.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,507

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,494 (73.6%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,278 (85.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,271 (99.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
855 (67.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
78%
Average Award
$36,758
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,271 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $32,528
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,043 (82.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,402
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 208 (16.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
714 (35.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,040

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
61%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$33,600
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
11.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Premedicine
Number of Awards
561
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Dance, Music, Performing Arts
Number of Awards
106
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership
Number of Awards
211
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Relatives of Clergy, Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
237
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,953
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Not offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • African Studies
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Anthropology
  • Architecture
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Dance, General
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • European Studies/Civilization
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • History, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Latin American Studies
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Russian Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Urban Studies/Affairs
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Social sciences, Communication/journalism, Biological/life sciences, Psychology
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration, engineering, architecture with Washington University in St. Louis
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
221
Part-Time Faculty
23
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
89%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 28% of classes
10-19 students: 37% of classes
20-29 students: 26% of classes
30-39 students: 7% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 38% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 43% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 19% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
733,933
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
247
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Geneva Population
13,199
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Rochester, Syracuse
Campus Size
200 acres

Weather

Temperature
16.3 average low in January, 75.8 average high in September
Rain
160 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Geneva
Nearest Train Station
50 mile(s) from campus in Rochester

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, cooperative housing
Students in College Housing
90% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through junior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
10%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Statesmen (Hobart); Herons (William Smith)
School Colors
Purple and orange (Hobart); green and white (Willia

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x   x  
Crew x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Field Hockey x      
Football     x  
Golf x   x  
Ice Hockey     x  
Lacrosse x   x  
Sailing x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Squash x   x  
Swimming And Diving x      
Tennis x   x  
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Crew x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey x  
Football    
Golf x  
Ice Hockey    
Lacrosse x  
Sailing x  
Soccer x  
Squash x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Crew x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey    
Football x  
Golf x  
Ice Hockey x  
Lacrosse x  
Sailing x  
Soccer x  
Squash x  
Swimming And Diving    
Tennis x  
Women's Club Sports
equestrian sports, rock climbing, rugby, skiing (downhill), ultimate Frisbee
Men's Club Sports
equestrian sports, rock climbing, rugby, skiing (downhill), ultimate Frisbee

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, baseball, basketball, fencing, football, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, racquetball, skiing (cross-country), skiing (downhill), soccer, softball, squash, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, weight lifting

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, student life and leadership, student government, campus publications, service network, sports clubs
Sororities
2% of women participate
Fraternities
15% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
2,237
Women
1,137 (50.8%)
Men
1,100 (49.2%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
2,220
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.7% Asian
6.4% Black/African-American
5.1% Hispanic/Latino
0.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
79.3% White
5.1% Unknown
International Students.
6.2% from 27 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
7

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
86.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
75.5%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
79.6%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
81.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
78%
Average Starting Salary
78%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
18.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 2%
Law 4%
Theology 2%
Arts and Sciences 14%
Medicine 5%
Veterinary Medicine 1%
Education 2%

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