Oneonta, NY
Hartwick College


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Recent Reviews

heather
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

i love my school, they have given me a home where i can come home at night after all my classes and not have to deal with my ...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

i love my school, they have given me a home where i can come home at night after all my classes and not have to deal with my father being drunk again. I want to succeed, and this school is the school that will help me become a strong independent woman that i long for, for so long. I want to come from this school being me, and being happy, and have a bright future ahead of me. Its scarry in the big world, but time is always moving, so I need to keep moving right along with it.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

just go to the colleges that have the majors you are interested in, and then visit them! try to talk to a couple professors and get a feel for the atmostphere. and then , in all your travels, there will always be that one place, that one college, that just calls HOME to you. You will feel terrified and overjoyed and intimidated and excited to be here. That is when this is the diffinite place. Once you've found that place, try to stay on the stay over nights a few times, it would a great opportunity to meet new people, and know what it would be like to live with someone that you dont know really in the same room. just relax!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thats the big one-two JUST RELAX AND BE HAPPY, CALM DOWN ITS ALL GOING TO TURN OUT JUST RIGHT!!!

Brittany
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

the views. the college on a hill.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

the views. the college on a hill.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

It is important to visit a school while it is in session to get a feel for the students, how they interact, the air about them, etc. I would also suggest an overnight program and/or visiting the school more than once, you really want to make sure you have a good feel of what the school is like before making a final decision, it is easy to get the wrong impression. Do the research on the school it is worth it, you want to make sure you will be somewhere you are happy, it can make or break a college experience, it is hard to be truely successful if you are unhappy with the school.

What's unique about your campus?

small classes, you know almost everyone

Brandon
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Take your time, go on visits to a lot of schools and to actual students of the colleges. Make sure to talk to students other than the tour guide, because the tour guides are paid to make the college you are visiting look good. If there is an option to visit on a day when there are typically no tours, do it, that way you can really tell what the food is like and what the campus actually looks like.

Joseph
Describe the students at your school.

In general i find the school to be slightly too small. I like the cohesion being a part of the football team provides me alt...

Describe the students at your school.

In general i find the school to be slightly too small. I like the cohesion being a part of the football team provides me although it limits my free time considerably. I feel like there is nothing to do socially but drink and this limits the fun I can have. There needs to be other activities to do because if you dont have friends you can feel really isolated at school.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would say that there are really several schools which people can attend and really find their niche. There are several factors which must be decided upon in order to find what school is best for you. One of these is whether or not to attend a small or large school. Small schools provide the benefit of small classrooms and intimate relations with your professors. Large schools provide variety and the ability to receive better programs. Another factor to take into consideration is the campus orientation. It is important to decide whether to be in a suburban, rural, or city environment. Another obvious factor is how close the campus is to home. If a student plays a sport then the availability this sport obviously plays a role. I feel that a student can find several schools which provide a good college experience. The key is to maximize these factors for the individual student and then I almost guarantee that you will be satisfied with your college of choice.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A person who just wants to blow off school work and do nothing but party. There are too many of these people and they end up just failing out and wasting the schools time.

Miranda
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Connecting the classroom to the world. Study Abroad. Sustainability/Pine Lake Environmental Campus.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Connecting the classroom to the world. Study Abroad. Sustainability/Pine Lake Environmental Campus.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Really think before you go. Fight for your financial aid.

What's unique about your campus?

Thesis requirement and independent research.

Devan
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Regardless of where you go, college is like life, it is what you make of it. That said, pick a school carefully, you are t...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Regardless of where you go, college is like life, it is what you make of it. That said, pick a school carefully, you are throwing in a lot of time and money to go there. In addition, to an online search about classroom size and course options, do a campus visit! It is an absolute must. Take note of the students, both in class and out of it. Do they seem engaged? Do they seem happy? Most importantly, do they seem like the kind of people you want to be around? Also go to the campus during the winter, because campuses change dramatically during the seasons, and you'll want to be sure that you are okay with it at it's worst. When you've found a few schools that seem right, go by which ever one is most affordable. The amount a school costs is not a good indication of how good the school is, and it will make such a difference in your life once you have to start paying back those loans. When you've picked a college, my advice- Try a lot of things. Find out what you want. And then go for it.

What's unique about your campus?

My school's top feature is the availability of its professors. This is part of the charm of a small school, the professors don't have giant lecture halls where all the faces blur together. They get to know their students, and any student, provided they ask for it, get's the attention they need. It is important to note however, that this is also equally possible at large universities, if they offer small class sizes.

What kind of person should attend this school?

At Hartwick it is very easy to lose interest and focus, especially in the winter when there is no sun. This is because Hartwick's admission standards accept a lot of students who don't really care, or belong in college yet. This isn't a problem though, if you have a lot of personal energy, self motivation, and most importantly discipline, and if you do it is very easy to shine at this school. It is a small pond, and you can be the big fish.

Dominique
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

When picking the right college, it's not always about the name. Pick the college that you can see yourself growing as a pers...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

When picking the right college, it's not always about the name. Pick the college that you can see yourself growing as a person and when four years is over, you'll have had the best professors, taken the coolest classes and expanded your mind. If you don't come out a more mature person after attending , then you didn't choose the right college. College are like jeans, everyone wants the best brand to show off to their friends or ones that make your butt look big. In the end, you want the pair that best fits you. Visit the college, talk to the students (not the tour guides, but actual students). Sit in on a class and talk to the professor afterwards. If the professor isn't willing to spare a few minutes talking to you, then it's safe to say that just might be the way things will go when you're in college. When you're in college, take a fun class, don't just stick to your majors. Join a few clubs, get yourself out there. You only go to college once, so make it the best four years of your life.

What's unique about your campus?

I consider the study abroad opportunities the best thing and it is a reason that a lot of people come to Hartwick. Hartwick is routinely in the top 10 schools with students who study abroad. There are so many countries you can visit in your four years and even if you are financially unable to go on a january-term program, there are Emerson and Duffy scholarships where the school will pay your way to study in the county of your choosing.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

People who don't care about their future. People who steal and party 24/7. Also, people who are extremely poor, since tuition costs over 42,000. Students who aren't engaging and don't want to make friends or have their horizons broadened.

Johnathan
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Visit the Colleges/Univerisities that you visit. Its the best way to get to know the campus before making a decision. Stay ov...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Visit the Colleges/Univerisities that you visit. Its the best way to get to know the campus before making a decision. Stay overnight if the school has an available program. Keep an onpen mind. Sometimes the best choice wont come along until 2 days before the application deadline. Only go early decision if you know that the school is the one you really, really, want to attend.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

There are little to no activities for students that are actually worth going to.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who graduated from a Highschool class larger than 250 persons. It will feel just like highschool all over again. Anybody who can't handle rapid changes in the weather.

Ashley
Describe the students at your school.

Close knit. Everyone is helpful and willing to be there if you need it. Everyone is aware of each other.

Describe the students at your school.

Close knit. Everyone is helpful and willing to be there if you need it. Everyone is aware of each other.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

For a parent, allow your child to explore many schools, don't get stuck on one and make a choice to quickly. Let you child leave the area of growing up if they wish too. Don't biased your childs choice, let them choose for themself and support their decision. For a prospective student, leave your friends behind, try something new, go to a place where you don't know anyone, be open to new things.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who like a small school and professor student attention. Some who is willing to work hard for their grades and education.

Brandt
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

There is no subsitute for visiting the campus. Make more than one visit to colleges that your interested in--at least one sh...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

There is no subsitute for visiting the campus. Make more than one visit to colleges that your interested in--at least one should be during the school year so you can talk to a professor and some students to get a better idea of how campus life is.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The food sometimes disappoints, but off campus food is fantastic.

What kind of person should attend this school?

people who like open learning environments in a natural surrounding.

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