Hobart and William Smith Colleges

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world rank  1070

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University Overview

Established in 1822, Hobart and William Smith Colleges is a non-profit private liberal arts higher-education institution located in the suburban setting of the large town of Geneva (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), New York. Officially accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Hobart and William Smith Colleges (HWS) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 2,000-2,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Hobart and William Smith Colleges (HWS) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 198 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this US higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. HWS also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym HWS
Founded 1822 Hobart (1822) Wiliam Smith (1908)
Motto Preparing Students to Lead Lives of Consequence
Colours Purple and green

University Location

Address 337 Pulteney Street
Geneva
14456 New York
United States
Tel +1 (315) 781 3000
Fax +1 (315) 781 3654

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is considered but not required
- Secondary school rank is considered but not required
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is required
- Recommendations are required
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are considered but not required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 50-60%
Admission Office 629 S. Main St
Geneva 14456
(315) 781 3622
800 852 2256

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 2,000-2,999
Academic Staff 200-299
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus
2000 Classification Baccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts
Size & Setting Four-year, small, highly residential institution
Enrollment Profile Very high undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences focus, no graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences plus professions, no graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Hobart and William Smith Colleges's Library
Hobart William Smith Colleges's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 273,669 physical volumes, 29,545 physical media, 71,426 digital/electronic medium and 134 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes
Hobart and William Smith Colleges provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 1,900 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Middle States Commission on Higher Education


Year of first Accreditation

1921


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • American Chemical Society (ACS)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure

Not available; please submit a list of official first level academic divisions such as faculties, departments etc.



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