Hobart & William Smith Colleges

551 reviews
  1. Geneva, NY
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    C
Hobart & William Smith Colleges is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association
Address
337 Pulteney Street
Geneva, NY 14456

Hobart & William Smith Colleges Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
48%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$35,882/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,994/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,304/ year
  • $49-75k
    $22,435/ year
  • $76-110k
    $28,825/ year
  • $110k+
    $36,575/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.32 responses
40%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.30 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.31 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,362Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
15%
Varsity Athletes
24%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Preppy, Rich, Elitist, East Coast, Snobby.
    71%
  • Preppy, East Coast
    18%
  • Rich, East Coast, Snobby
    12%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
64%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.39 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.50 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Preppy, Rich, Elitist, East Coast, Snobby.
    56%
  • Small, Preppy, Jocky, Work Hard Party Hard
    28%
  • Small, Rich, Work Hard, Athletic, East Coast
    11%
  • Conservative, small, snobby, rich, close-minded
    6%

After Hobart & William Smith Colleges

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
79%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.21 responses

Reviews

551 reviews
  • Excellent
    40
  • Very Good
    175
  • Average
    256
  • Poor
    63
  • Terrible
    17
We are great at sports, or a select few anyway. I rated it as "it's okay" because the fan support is orientated towards the larger teams and not necessarily the best performing. Football (of course) as well as men and Women's Soccer get the most fan support. That's only 3 sports (2 if you count soccer as one)... That's a little sad, and I'm pretty sure they get the most funding. But of course larger teams = larger number of alums who give back.

The athletic facilities are okay but there is room for improvement. And team performance across the board is always very good!
  • College Junior
  • 6 months ago
At my school Greek life is only available for Men. Which is disappointing because then they control majority of the party scene and girls are left at their mercy (in terms of trying to get in). I wish there were sororities on campus but I've heard that's a long uphill battle that not many are willing to take on. Apart from that Greek life does participate in community activities, so they do, do their part!
  • College Junior
  • 6 months ago
I love my major and department! The professors are extremely passionate about what their craft and are always encouraging you to develop as a critical writer and intellectual. This department encompasses a good range of other subjects taught on campus, which is appealing because it provides the student with a well-rounded knowledge base. So many great things about this major!
  • College Sophomore
  • Sep 2 2013