Location
Geneva, NY
Undergrads
2,267
Tuition
$44,438
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 380 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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4 College Junior

Facilities: The lake! We jump in when its warm enough and tan/party on the dock

4 College Junior

Majors: Can be tough curriculum but the teachers are great

4 College Junior

Majors: I enjoy my program and genuinely find the classes to be interesting

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: It's okay, campo can be tough at times

3 College Student

Nightlife: Most of the parties end by 1 am and everyone goes downtown, so you better have a fake. Hockey house is always open.

3 College Student

Diversity: There is little diversity. Most of the diversity stays separate from the rest of the student body. It is extremely WASPY.

4 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: Most students go to the same five restaurants. There are lots of hidden gems in and outside of Geneva and in neighboring towns. 80% of the student body goes to Bagels & Cakes on the weekends for brunch, but this is mostly for the social scene, not the food. Wegmans is amazing to have and it is within walking distance to campus.

2 College Student

Transportation: The only public transportation in town is to the local bars. The on campus shuttle doesn't start until 7 pm and is never on time. Ride sharing is hard if you are not from Boston, North Jersey, or the New York City Area.

2 College Student

Weather: Winter is LONG, COLD, and lasts forever. There is a period of time where you think it will never end. Tall rain boots and snow boots are a must. A long down coat is also necessary. It snows ALOT and being right on the lake makes it very very windy.

4 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: Lots of off-campus housing that is usually advertised via billboards on campus. Townhouses near downtown are beautiful and have great views of the lake. Some off campus houses are on 5 & 20 highway which can be VERY loud. Theme houses are always available as well.

3 College Student

Campus Strictness: Campus Safety, or Campo, is very friendly if you are respectful. If you ever feel unsafe, they are willing to drive you wherever. Many students, including myself, use this to skip the long cold walk back from partying in the winter. Campus Safety is pretty strict about noise complaints, especially at big parties, and will usually shut them down.

4 College Student

Computers: Every student has a laptop although you can find many computers available in the library. Most professors do not allow the use of computers in the classroom but you will need one for most of your work. All dorms are wireless.

3 College Student

Health & Safety: DO NOT GO TO HUBBS HEALTH CENTER. Appointment is required and they usually are NOT helpful. Campus Safety is friendly as long as you are respectful but are quick to break up fun parties.

4 College Student

Parking: Usually in close proximity to your dorm. Cost is reasonable compared to how much you will use your car.

3 College Student

Campus Housing: Having a good lottery number is key, although many students pull an illness card to skip the lottery number process to get first choice. Off campus housing is very popular for juniors and seniors, as well as "theme houses". The hill (all female) is very isolated.

3 College Student

Greek Life: There are no sororities for William Smith students so the party scene is mostly run by Fraternities and male sports teams. Some of the fraternities are open and friendly, but most of the time you are required to know a brother in order to gain entry. Drugs are much more prevalent in the fraternity houses.

3 College Student

Overall Experience: The location is beautiful since you are right on Seneca Lake and not far from the amazing waterfalls in Watkins Glen. Unfortunately, the weather is awful 7 months out of the 9 you are here. The winters are long, freezing, and never-ending. The people at Hobart are exactly how most reviews have described them; rich, pompous, pretentious, snobby, and over-privileged. The amount of BMWs, Range Rovers, Mercedes, and Audis you will find students driving is almost revolting. You are looked down upon if you are no wealthy enough for the standards of the elite. Most students are from the same 3 areas: Northern New Jersey, Boston suburbs, or New York City suburbs/Southeast Connecticut. The majority of students are not exceptionally friendly if you do not fit into their stigmas, and almost 80% of the girls are clad in Tory Burch with bleached hair, fake tans, and an absurd amount of Daddy's money. If you do find a normal group of friendly people, don't expect to be let into bigger parties; I've seen numerous people get turned down at the door if they are not "known" or do not know anyone who lives in the house. The only place where you are guaranteed to be able to party is the hockey house, but watch out for the coked out puck girlfriends. There are plenty. All in all, the priorities of the students here are very messed up.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: More diversity would be better, but most people are accepting

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Good variety, but no student discounts so it gets pretty expensive

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: No need for a car, but it's helpful

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The Hobart Lax team and hockey team are the most attended events

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4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: There are on campus parties and a lot of people go downtown to the bars

1 College Sophomore

Weather: SO COLD!!! But when it's warm its fun to go down and swim at the lake

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: There are lots of great housing options

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Many great houses close by, but houses go quickly

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