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Hobart William Smith Colleges

Instate Tuition (2011-2012)
Out-of-state Tuition (2011-2012)

HWS Address

GENEVA, NY 14456
General info:(315) 781-3000
Financial aid office:(315) 781-3316
Admissions office:(315) 781-3472
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Tuition + HWS Housing

Meals Per Week:21

UGrad Application Fee: $45
Tuition Prepaid: Yes
Tuition Payment Plan: Yes
Campus Housing Capacity:1990
Freshman Must Live on Campus: Yes

University Makeup

# of Undergrads: 2,171
# of Grad students: 8
Total Students: 2,179




American Indian:






Financial Aid

76% First time, full time students receive federal aid and the average amount is $3,134

31% of students receive State/Local grants and the average amount is $2,484

72% receive instiutional grants and the average institutional award is $15,004

63% receive student loans and the average amount is $2,645
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Special Programs

Special Programs, Engineering, The Colleges have combined programs in engineering with the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University, the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College, and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Washington University, In general, for these programs, students spend three years at Hobart and William Smith, and then two years at the other institution. At the end of five years the student receives a B.A. or B.S. from the Colleges and a B.S. in engineering from the cooperating university., The Dartmouth program is structured a little differently. A student may complete three years at Hobart and William Smith, followed by two years at Dartmouth. More typically, however, students spend the first two years at Hobart and William Smith, the third year, senior year in Geneva, followed by the fifth and final year at Dartmouth. Upon completion, they receive two degrees, one from Hobart and William Smith and one from Dartmouth., For more details on joint degree programs in engineering, consult Professor Donald Spector, Department of Physics., Business, The Colleges have agreements with both Clarkson University and the Rochester Institute of Technology, Admission to the, For more details, consult Professor Patrick McGuire, Department of Economics., Architecture, The Colleges offer a 3+4 cooperative program in architecture in conjunction with Washington University in St. Louis. Under this arrangement, the student studies the first three years at Hobart and William Smith and the last four years at Washington University. After seven years, the student receives a B.A. from the Colleges and a March, the advanced professional degree in architecture, from Washington University. It is also possible for students to spend their third year at Washington University and come back to Geneva for their senior year before returning to St. Louis for the remaining years of graduate study., While at Hobart and William Smith, these students may pursue an individual major in architectural studies, but are not required to do so. They may pursue any program of study that enables them to meet both the standards of preparation for Washington University and the degree requirements within their major before departure. Admission into the graduate program is not automatic; that decision is based on the student's performance after the first year of study at Washington University., For more details, consult Professor A. E. Ted Aub, Department of Art., Note: Participants in cooperative programs may qualify for a maximum of four years of financial aid from Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and may apply that aid to coursework credited toward a Hobart or William Smith degree only., Health Professions, The Health Professions Office advises both undergraduates and alumni and alumnae regarding all aspects of the process for gaining successful admission to a medical or other health profession school. Click here for more information or contact Professor Jim Ryan or Counselor Laura Van Niel., Teacher Education, The Education Department offers programs leading to certification in childhood education, childhood and special education, and several disciplines at the adolescence level, In all Hobart and William Smith certification programs students learn to teach by teaching and devote the majority of their course concentration to academic study outside of the department. Students in the teacher education program may major in almost any discipline or program offered by the Colleges, with the provision that those seeking adolescence certification must major in the subject area in which they wish to be certified, mathematics, chemistry, English, etc.) These programs have been approved by the New York State Education Department. By reciprocal agreement, New York State certification is recognized in many other states., Teacher Certifications

Admissions Requirements

Secondary School Record Required
Secondary School GPA Required
Secondary School Rank Required
Test Scores Neither required nor recommended
Competencies Neither required nor recommended
Test EOFL Required

Special Credits

HS College Credit: No
AP Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credit: No
Special Credits(other): No

Applicants Admitted %

55% men vs 64% women admitted

Applicants vs Admissions

Number of Men Applicants: 2,143
Number of Women Applicants: 2,314
Number of Men Admitted: 1,182
Number of Women Admitted: 1,476

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Majors  Hide Majors

• African Studies
• American/United States Studies/Civilization
• Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
• Anthropology
• Architecture and Related Services Other
• Art History Criticism and Conservation
• Asian Studies/Civilization
• Biochemistry
• Biology/Biological Sciences General
• Chemistry General
• Classics and Classical Languages Literatures and Linguistics General
• Comparative Literature
• Computer and Information Sciences General
• Dance General
• Economics General
• Elementary Education and Teaching
• English Language and Literature General
• European Studies/Civilization
• Fine/Studio Arts General
• Foreign Languages Literatures and Linguistics Other
• Foreign Languages and Literatures General
• French Language and Literature
• Gay/Lesbian Studies
• Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences Other
• History General
• International Relations and Affairs
• Latin American Studies
• Latin Language and Literature
• Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
• Mass Communication/Media Studies
• Mathematics General
• Music General
• Natural Resources/Conservation General
• Philosophy
• Physical Sciences Other
• Physics General
• Political Science and Government General
• Psychology General
• Public Policy Analysis General
• Religion/Religious Studies
• Russian Language and Literature
• Russian Studies
• Secondary Education and Teaching
• Social Sciences General
• Sociology
• Spanish Language and Literature
• Urban Studies/Affairs
• Women's Studies

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