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4 College Freshman

Campus Food: All and all, I can't complain about the food. Saga is all you can eat, and most meal plans allow reasonable access to The Cafe and The Pub. Saga gives between 5-7 different meal options for both lunch and dinner, so I'd say there are maybe one or two times a semester I really can't find a descent meal in the place, and besides that I'd say I sit down to three meals a week that I would call high quality restaurant food. Besides, if you're not feeling Saga, The Cafe and The Pub both offer a higher quality food option.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: HWS is division III so sports aren't that big of a deal. Still, you can see a lot of student support for lacrosse, football and girls' soccer. Almost all of campus is involved at some level of sports whether it be varsity, club, or intramural. So we like to be active, we like our teams, but no one goes crazy over sports.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I think the school is working hard to dissolve any remaining image of HWS as a party school. Granted, I haven't been out a lot, but we don't throw too many huge parties and at least this year the school has been pushing the fraternities to keep things civil. On the other hand when I felt like going out there was always something going on.

I think if you're looking for an easily accessible and consistent night, life HWS is a great fit. Also, there is very minimal pressure to participate in the party scene if that's not your thing.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Geneva is a great town with a fair number of downtown restaurants. There is also a mall strip with fast food places adjacent to campus.

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: I tell all my friend to apply here because the financial aid office is magical. For no application fee you stand the chance at landing anywhere from a 60,000 to a 30,000 dollar a year scholarship based off of merit or need. Talking to my friends and evaluating my own experience, I have consistently seen high merit students rewarded with 20,000-40,000 a year scholarships and my other friends have most or all of their need met. The school also uses a very holistic approach when awarding need based scholarships, and those scholarships bring in some of the most diverse and interesting members of the student body. Many students earn scholarship for a culmination of factors such as: low income families, hailing from an impoverished town, hailing from a rural area, minority status, community engagement, first generation college student, and/or hailing from the Finger Lakes region—and that's just to name a few factors considered.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: As is the case at all schools, campus housing can be a little gross for freshmen, but still, the freshman dorms at HWS are larger at other institutions. Upperclassmen housing only gets better with dorms ranging from spacious to down right luxurious. Many upperclassmen live in theme houses or suit/apartment style housing. The only complaint I've heard is that you are forced to live on campus until you're a senior, but on campus housing is just as nice as anything you'll find in Geneva, so complaints on that end are very minimal.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: There is a large amount of support for the Hobart football team when the team is at home. They do win a majority of their games. Other sports on campus are attended but not as much.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There can be good places to eat out at if you are adventurous. But if you are not then it may be hard to find cuisine that is different than any regular fast food chain.

2 College Sophomore

Party Scene: The party scene is bad because there is a limited amount on campus, the party life is not extreme. When looking for a party, race, unfortunately, plays a part on if you can get invited or let in.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: I really have not seen much safety and alcohol restrictions in action because I am not apart of the scene. So it is hard to tell.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: My financial aid is through a private grant, so it is not much of a hassle. But receiving financial aid from the school was extremely difficult.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The food in Saga is okay but can grow tiring after awhile due to the lack of new food ideas on campus. Limited "good" vegetarian options. The Pub is really expensive. Dining hall/Saga crowds really fast and it is hard to find a spot.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Having a roommate as a Freshamn may be complicated because the school assigns a roommate to you. Dorms are normally cleaned everyday.

2 College Freshman

Overall Experience: This place sucks. If you are an upper-middle class prep school kid with average aspirations, hoping to meet a good husband, or coast your way through life, by all means go to this school. However, if you want a college experience that is worth the money, stay away. You are judged mainly on how much money you have and your appearance. Not only is the social life lacking, the academics are also unfulfilling. This school only has a strong reputation because of the connections formed, not any of the material learned. By no means should this school have a good academic reputation. The administration is incompetent and do not understand the students, and the students themselves are terrible people. I have had dedicated and intelligent professors who would love to delve into their subject deeper, only to be shot down by the lack of student interest. This place is terrible. I wouldn't recommend this school to my worst enemy.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Lots of alum work on wall st. You will be able to make connections and get where you want, regardless if you're competent or not.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The students are what really define this place. 90% of them are just terrible people. Rich, elitist, snobby, preppy WASPS make up the majority of the student body. Most came to the school because it was simply the next step to getting a job from daddy/someone in their family. There is a distinct lack of a collegiate environment. I've been told that it is almost exactly like prep school, just with slightly more freedom. Practically no one wants to work hard, and finding someone who you can have a decent conversation with is impossible. On the upside, almost everyone is gorgeous. The guys are all clean cut and the girls are hot as hell. Very homogeneous though. Everyone fits the same mold.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life has a presence on the campus, but it's not huge. There are no sororities and only a handful of fraternities. The chapters range from stuck up, coke snorting trust fund babies to down to earth, yet kind of nerdy guys. Overall, the brothers are mostly privileged assholes, but they do throw decent parties (when you can get in).

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The DI lacrosse team gets the most love. The football team has had a couple of strong years and is sending a kid to the draft. The hockey team won their conference. The basketball team is above average. What they share the most in common, however, is the lack of student support. Most of the sports team are good for their divisions, but no one gets pumped for games unless it is the playoffs, and sometimes not even then. It's pitiful.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: A few nice restaurants that are hard to get to without a car, but no more than a 5-10 minute drive. Dominoes is the drunk food of choice if your'e lazy, but the best is Joes Hots, located downtown and near the bars. The garbage plates are a great drunk food, and everything else they serve is delicious.

2 College Freshman

Party Scene: I know it has been a tough year for the college. Dealing with the New York Times article was definitely going to change the school. But damn, the nightlife is rough. Yeah, if you know people from prep school or have a ton of money, there is usually a party happening. But there can be nights when absolutely nothing happens. The hardest part is actually getting into a party. Once you are in, it's alright. Almost always dancing and loud music. The best part by far however is the free booze. There is never a cover fee, and there is always free booze/liquor early in the night. The keg might eventually run out, but by that point most people are already drunk.

2 College Freshman

Administration: Pretty out of touch with the student body. I heard they get better as the years go on, but my first year experience with campo and the administration has been awful. They are convinced that every first year needs constant supervision, and treat the freshman as such.

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: Received all the money I needed to attend this school. Very generous. I know of below average student who received 20K+ a year to come to this college. The cost is high, but very few pay 60K.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: With only one main dining hall on campus, it is easy for most to get sick of the food quickly. I personally found being able to eat as much as you want good enough. The cafe has better food (Mexican, sandwich and a grill), but it is overpriced. The Pub is the closest one will get to actual restaurant food. It is delicious, but again, ridiculously priced.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Not the best, not the worst. There is something for everyone. The freshman housing, for the most part, is average. Not very new, not very clean, but nothing any worse than my friends at others schools. After that, the housing is either much bigger or much nicer. It gets better as the years go on.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: There could be more food options, but everything is good.

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