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Academics

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: The academic environment suits me perfectly: rigorous, but not overly competitive. There are some colleges where programs are so intense that the atmosphere feels cutthroat, but at HWS the environment is more supportive. I've found that at HWS you get what you put into your studies. If you work hard, keep up with the readings, and participate then you will find the academic scene to be enriching and comprehensive.

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5 College Freshman

Academics: professors keep it interesting, and the work load isn't too heavy but expect to be in the library a decent amount of the time

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3 College Sophomore

Academics: Registration process is stressful and sucks so much but if you get the classes you want the professors and classes themselves are really high quality for the most part.

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2 College Sophomore

Academics: I want to study film but they don't have a huge amount of options for film at this school.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: Sociology is a very challenging major-especially the research methods course. However, the professors are all wonderful and the curriculum is very interesting!

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Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
11:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
191
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
47
Total FT Faculty
191
Faculty with Terminal Degree
99%
Average Faculty Salary
$81,696
Full-Time Retention Rate
89%
Graduation Rate
76%
Programs/Majors Offered
46
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
No
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: No
Life Experience Credits: No
Degrees Awarded
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
Most Popular Majors
  • Economics and Econometrics: 5%
  • English Language Studies: 4%
  • Mass Communication: 4%
  • Psychology: 3%
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Student Polls

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 16 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • Grading is generally consistent and fair.
  • There are a variety of interesting courses to take.
  • Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of courses and topics.
  • The workload is easy to manage.
  • There are plenty of good online course options.
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) are used effectively.
  • The course scheduling/registration process is efficient and student-friendly.
  • Classrooms/labs are up-to-date and incorporate new technologies effectively.

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding the professors at this school?    Based on 18 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Professors are approachable and helpful when needed
  • Professors are engaging and easy to understand.
  • Professors are experts in their field.
  • Professors are passionate about the topics they teach.
  • Professors care about their students' success.
  • Professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.
  • Professors use teaching assistants (TAs) effectively.

How often do you:    Based on 7 responses

Never
Always
  • Attend class (lectures and recitation)
  • Do all of your homework
  • Do all of your assigned reading
  • Adequately study
  • Take advantage of office hours/study sessions
  • Take notes

Who are the most notable alumni from this school?    Based on 6 responses

  • 44% Elizabeth Blackwell
  • 44% Christopher McDonald
  • 11% Abigail Johnson

Where did this school rank in your list of potential schools when applying?    Based on 6 responses

  • 17% This was my dream school.
  • 33% This was one of my top choices.
  • 50% This was a school I settled for (safety school).

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