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Hobart and William Smith Colleges Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Hobart and William Smith Colleges ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Hobart and William Smith Colleges Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Hobart and William Smith Colleges was awarded 43 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is liberal arts general studies.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked The Colleges as #116 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

The Colleges is also ranked #12 out of 132 schools in New York.

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Is It Hard to Get Into The Colleges?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Hobart and William Smith Colleges you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 64%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 39% of students accepted to The Colleges submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 580 and 670. Math scores were between 570 and 660.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Hobart and William Smith Colleges  ( 580 to 670 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for Hobart and William Smith Colleges  ( 570 to 660 )
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The Colleges received ACT scores from 30% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 25 and 30.

ACT Composite Scores for Hobart and William Smith Colleges  ( 25 to 30 )
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Hobart and William Smith Colleges Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at The Colleges is an impressive 10 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Hobart and William Smith Colleges is 85%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  85 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Freshmen Retention Rate

Hobart and William Smith Colleges has a freshmen retention rate of 86%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  86 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At The Colleges the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 76%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  76 out of 100
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Excellent Overall Diversity at The Colleges

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,061 undergraduates at The Colleges with 2,045 being full-time and 16 being part-time.

The Colleges Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

With an overall score of 88.02 out of 100, The Colleges is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  88.02 out of 100
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How Much Does Hobart and William Smith Colleges Cost?

The overall average net price of The Colleges is $32,994. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for The Colleges

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$19,123 $18,392 $28,351 $28,512 $41,546

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of The Colleges, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At The Colleges, approximately 64% of students took out student loans averaging $7,953 a year. That adds up to $31,812 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at The Colleges is 2.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do The Colleges Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from The Colleges make around $53,500 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for The Colleges students since it is 34% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.

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Location of Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Located in Geneva, New York, Hobart and William Smith Colleges is a private not-for-profit institution. Geneva is a good match for students who enjoy small-town life.

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Location of Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Contact details for The Colleges are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 337 Pulteney Street, Geneva, NY 14456
Phone: 315-781-3000
Website: WWW.HWS.EDU
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/hwscolleges
Twitter: http://twitter.com/hwscolleges

Hobart and William Smith Colleges Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 40 majors graduated from Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Of these students, 594 received undergraduate degrees and 12 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Economics 69 $55,500
Communication & Media Studies 59 $33,200
General Biology 44 NA
Political Science & Government 36 NA
General Psychology 33 NA
Natural Resources Conservation 31 $34,200
History 27 NA
Computer Information Systems 24 NA
Architecture (Other) 22 NA
International Relations & National Security 20 NA

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

References

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