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Hobart William Smith Colleges

Instate Tuition (2013-2014)
Out-of-state Tuition (2013-2014)

HWSC Address

GENEVA, NY 14456
General info:(315) 781-3000
Financial aid office:(315) 781-3316
Admissions office:(315) 781-3472University FAQ
University Homepage

Tuition + HWSC Housing (2013-2014)

Undergrad Application Fee: $45
Tuition Prepaid:Yes
Tuition Payment Plan:Yes
Campus Housing Capacity:1,978
Freshman Must Live on Campus: No

University Makeup (2013-2014)

# of Undergrads: 2,384
# of Grad students: 8
Total Students: 2,392




American Indian






Financial Aid

76% First time, full time students receive federal aid and the average amount is $312

19% of students receive State/Local grants and the average amount is $3,067

77% receive instiutional grants and the average institutional award is $21,374

53% receive student loans and the average amount is $8,295Net Price Calculator
Private not-for-profit 4 year or above Institution
Baccalaureate Colleges--Arts & Sciences
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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 N/A
Competencies N/A

Special Credits

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

Applicants Admitted

48% men vs 51% women admitted

Applicants vs Admissions (2013-2014)

Men Applicants:1,985
Women Applicants:2,400
Men Admitted:953
Women Admitted:1,215

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