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Hobart and William Smith - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data

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Hobart and William Smith Description:

Hobart and William Smith's 188-acre campus is situation on the northern tip of Lake Seneca in Geneva, New York. The school's curriculum emphasizes study abroad, community service and service learning. HWS ranks among the top 15 liberal arts colleges for the percentage of students who study off campus. The college has an impressive 11 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 17. Hobart and Williams Smith's strengths in the liberal arts and sciences earned it a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. Athletics are all Division III except for men's lacrosse which is Division I.

Admissions Data (2013):

  • Percent of Applicants Admitted: 49%
  • What Are Your Chances? (from Cappex.com)
  • Mean High School GPA: 3.57
  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges have test-optional admissions
  • Test Scores (Middle 50%)
    • SAT Math + Verbal: - / -
    • ACT Composite: - / -
    • ACT English: - / -
    • ACT Math: - / -

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,300 (2,292 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 45% Male / 55% Female
  • 99% Full-time

Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $46,165
  • Books: $1,300 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,685
  • Other Expenses: $700
  • Total Cost: $59,850

Hobart and William Smith Financial Aid (2013 - 14):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 81%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 77%
    • Loans: 53%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $23,397
    • Loans: $8,295

Scholarships for Hobart and William Smith (powered by Cappex.com)

Most Popular Majors:

Architecture, Biology, Economics, English, History, Media Studies, Political Science, Psychology

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 89%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 74%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 79%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics and the Hobart and William Smith Colleges website

Hobart and William Smith Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.hws.edu/about/mission.aspx

"Hobart and William Smith Colleges are a student-centered learning environment, globally focused, grounded in the values of equity and service, developing citizens who will lead in the 21st century.

The Colleges' commitment to these principles was solidified in 1999 when they appointed the then director of the Peace Corps as president of Hobart and William Smith. President Mark D. Gearan has since reinforced the Colleges' commitment to global understanding and study abroad opportunities, community service, and service learning, with the goal of providing these elements through contemporary facilities and state-of-the-art technology.

In maintaining this environment, the Colleges create opportunities to engage faculty and students with other languages and diverse cultures. The majority of students participate in a study-abroad experience during their four years here. These experiences enhance what takes place on campus in the academic and social lives of students and it also allows the community to delve into the broader intellectual world.

The academic program at Hobart and William Smith Colleges keeps this highly interactive environment alive. The academic program is set apart from peer institutions in terms of excellence and opportunity. Education takes place not only inside well-taught classes, but also outside in well-run off-campus programs and well-conceived service projects. The Colleges view civic responsibility, community engagement, and international education as integral components of a liberal arts education. This rigorous academic program challenges students' minds while expanding their horizons to new worlds."

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