Hobart William Smith Colleges

337 Pulteney Street, Geneva, NY 14456
Tel: (315)781-3000
Private not-for-profit | 2,291 students
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.

School Overview:

Hobart William Smith Colleges
CountyOntario County, NY
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
207 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment2,291 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
2,281 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
10 students137 students
# Undergraduate Students
2,282 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
9 students129 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted53%64%

School Notes:

  • 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.
  • Hobart and William Smith is the first institute of higher education in New York to utilize wind power as an alternative energy source. The Colleges are committed to the use of additional alternative sources such as geo-thermal power and solar power.Students are provided with a framework for the development of knowledge, skills, and independence through a program that combines both breadth of study and in-depth study of a single field of knowledge and inquiry.
  • Hobart and William Smith Col leg es are located in Geneva, New York, a small city (population roughly 14,000) located in the picturesque and historic Finger Lakes region. The Colleges themselves sit on a spectacular 180-acre campus along the western shore of Seneca Lake.
  • Hobart and William Smith is named among the top ‘best values’ in national liberal arts institutes by U.S. News and World Report. Hobart and William Smith is ranked in the top 15 nationally among liberal arts colleges for the percentage of students participating in off-campus study; the majority of those off-campus programs are designed and staffed by the Colleges’ faculty.

Nearby Schools:

Wells College
16.3 mi. away
Keuka College
18.6 mi. away

View all schools in: New York, Ontario , Geneva, Zip 14456

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