629 South Main Street, Geneva, NY 14456 315-781-3622
http://www.hws.edu admissions@hws.edu
About Hobart and William Smith Colleges
  • Year of Foundation 1822
  • Size of Campus 170 acre
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor's, master's
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 1,868
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 54%, 46%, 55%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $40,592
  • Room and Board $10,458
  • Nonfall Registration Not Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition More selective
  • Application Fee 45
  • Enrollment No. 1,855
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 HWS 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.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of frat chapter houses 5
  • Number of sororities 0
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Newman Club, Hillel, Canterbury Club, Christian Fellowship
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Day of Service; LAO Extravaganza; President's Forum; FolkFest; Geneva Concert Series, International Student Week, 12 Windows Film Series, HWS Day, Provost Lecture Series, Faculty Dance Concert
  • Setting Urban
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Asian Student Union, Caribbean Student Association, International Student Club; Latin American Organization, Pan-African American; Black Student Union
  • Percent students who are frat sororities N/A
  • Number of students in fraternities 5
  • Number of honor societies Orange Key; Chimera, Druid Society, Laurel Society, Hai Timiai, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Phi Lambda Upsilon, Omicron Delta Epsilon, Eta Sigma Phi, Pi Sigma Alpha, Lambda Pi Eta, Nu Omega Chapter
  • Other on-campus organizations 13%
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited
  • Percent students who are frat members 7%
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 5
  • Distance to nearest bus Geneva (1)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Rochester and Syracuse (50), Ithaca (50)
  • Distance to nearest train Syracuse and Rochester (50)
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 12%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 12%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined 13%
  • Number of students using college housing 83%
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (35%), women's dorms (10%), men's dorms (10%), fraternity housing (5%), apartment for single students (9%), cooperative housing (7%), other housing options (24%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 53%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing Yes
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 40%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 10%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 47
  • College campus housing availability Yes
Campus Services
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Library Facilities Jansen Collection; O'Laughlin Collection; Elizabeth Perry Collection; Geneva Collection; Rare Book Collection, Colleges Archives; Music Library, Physics Library
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 387,650
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Museums Houghton House Art Gallery; HWS Scandling (Research Vessel)Stern Hall (smart classrooms) Salisbury Hall at Trinity (video conference)
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Number Of Subscriptions 3,574
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 300
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, health insurance
  • Computer Courses No
  • Number Of Microforms 77,510
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 50,000
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 150
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help math, writing, study skills
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 11,566
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, academic, psychological, birth control, religious
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 24
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of e-books 3,577
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 2,950
Student Employment and Career
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Army ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Employed Students after 2 years 90%
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 1,800
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 51%
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Student Employment Federal Work Study Program Available
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Merck, Peace Corps, Hobart and William Smith Colleges; Americorp, National Park Service, M&T Bank, Batten, Barton, Durstine & Osborne, Bank of America,Yahoo, NYS Stock Exchange, CitiGroup, US Government
  • Employed Students after 1 year 84%
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Village