Geneva, NY
Hobart William Smith Colleges


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Recent Reviews

Phylicia
Describe the students at your school.

a group of open minded individulals seeking to be agents of change in the world.

Describe the students at your school.

a group of open minded individulals seeking to be agents of change in the world.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Liberal Arts Education; Division 1 Lacrosse Team; Marriages between Hobart and William Smith Students; Amazing landscaping; Seneca Lake

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

Although Hobart and William Smith Colleges wasn't my first choice to pursue my undergraduate degree, it by far was divine intervention that I attended such an amazing institution. When searching for a perfect fit be not limited to the environments one is accustomed to. College is a place where one doesn't find themeself but rather begins a journey to create a new person. Take advantage of every experience even those that seem difficult to comprehend. Look for a community of leaders, a faculty of support and a school of potential friends and connections to further education. Good Luck!

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

Feelings of fit and comfort are important. You cannot just look at the rank of the school and the programs offered. Even if o...

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

Feelings of fit and comfort are important. You cannot just look at the rank of the school and the programs offered. Even if on paper the school looks perfect, you need to go look at it. Sometimes you can tell a school is not right for you even if you cannot tell why. You need to listen to that. Otherwise, you may be going to a great school but you'll be miserable. Pick the slightly lower school if you feel comfortable there. You'll do better in the long run and you'll enjoy your time, which is important.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The administration often treats us like children.

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

If you're an athlete, the best way to decide the right college is to ask yourself, "If I blew out my knee the first day of pr...

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

If you're an athlete, the best way to decide the right college is to ask yourself, "If I blew out my knee the first day of practice and could never play sports again, would I still be happy at this school?" If you can't find any other redeeming factor about the school, besides sports, then you really schouldn't attend that school.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

If you want to joke around all the time and still do well HWS is not for you. It's a very small campus so people who want to avoid high school like drama in college should pass on HWS. People who like big schools. People who want to study business. It's basically a rich, white school and the students are proud to flaunt it so if you have a problem with that it's not for you.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

How small it is. This leads to everyone being in everyone elses business. And the fact that it costs over $50,000 a year and they still nickle and dime students on everything.

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

Hobart & William Smith Colleges is very friendly and welcoming.

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

Hobart & William Smith Colleges is very friendly and welcoming.

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

Pick a school that has the right undergrad program for you. Also consider the location. Do you really want to live 6 hours away from home? Think about it.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Probably kids who grew up in Connecticut and attended boarding school. Otherwise you will feel out of place.

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

Take a variety of classes your first few semesters. This includes intro classes in areas you've never heard of as well as som...

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

Take a variety of classes your first few semesters. This includes intro classes in areas you've never heard of as well as some that you may consider as a major. You might find an interest in a field you've never considered, and it's better to figure that out as early on as possible. Also make sure to communicate with professors. They are truly interested in your experience and want to help you do as well as you can in the class. If you make an effort to work hard and communicate with them from the beginning, they are more willing to be easy on you if you struggle later in the semester. Also, join a variety of clubs and organizations from day one. It's easiest to join from the beginning, and you can always drop out, so consider an excessive amount to begin with. The more clubs you join the more people you'll meet and potential life friends you'll make.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who is interested in helping out in the community, becoming involved in many organizations and clubs, and is academically focused.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Sometimes the school seems too small and lacks opportunities that might be available at a larger campus.

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

You can make any college the right college once you're there.

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

You can make any college the right college once you're there.

What's unique about your campus?

The small class size allows for strong relationships between students and faculty members, which leads to great advising that benefits students in planning their futures.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who feels stifled in a small-town, small-campus environment.

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

It hasn't yet reached a consensus on what kind of scholl it wants to be. Stay tuned.

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

It hasn't yet reached a consensus on what kind of scholl it wants to be. Stay tuned.

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

The most important thing to remember is that choosing the right college is all about fit. The right fit will not only be based on personal background and interests, but other considerations such as geographical and finanacial. Although it sounds silly, making an Excel bar chart with all of the contributing factors may help to clarifiy the situation. This not only quantifies each school, but also gets you thinking about which factors have more or less draw. But choosing the school with the right fit is only the first step. Much more important is making the most of your time while you are in school, no matter where you wind up. Being involved in campus life not only connects you to your campus, but also looks great on your resume. Less officially sanctioned goings on are another great opportunity to really experience college life, as long as you use good judgement in what aspects of these events you choose to participate. Choosing the right school is overwhelming. So is making the most of your time at your chosen institution. Be as open and spontaneous as you can without sacrificing your academics. Good things will follow those who look for them.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

Lots of small classes, unique community, opportunities to do anything you're interested in.

Elizabeth
Describe the students at your school.

A wide variety of interests, perspectives and intellect, but all fairly friendly and open to conversation.

Describe the students at your school.

A wide variety of interests, perspectives and intellect, but all fairly friendly and open to conversation.

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

Make sure you and your son or daughter know what kind of location, social environment, academic and extracurricular activities are best suited for him or her. Also, look for a school that allows the student to be flexible with their course of study/major because interests often change once the student takes a class in the area and you can't always predict what will work best.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who likes big classes and wants to blend into the crowd or is very job-oriented will not fit in here. Also, the LGBT community is fairly small.

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

There is a feeling. The one that makes your stomach turn, but also makes you feel happy and excited. For many this is the fee...

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

There is a feeling. The one that makes your stomach turn, but also makes you feel happy and excited. For many this is the feeling one feels after visiting the "right" college. It has the right setting, class sizes, morals, professors, and academic integrity. So this is the moment to take the leap. Interview (scary but incredibly worthwhile), network, sit in on a class, have lunch with current students (many are excited to talk to parents and prospective students), talk, talk, and talk some more. In order to get a fulfilling college experience, I encourage students to take risks and challenge oneself in college. This is a great opportunity to not only increase one's intellect but to also learn more about oneself so why not try something new. Say you have always had your heart set on being a doctor and are strictly going that route. Why not take an art class? Maybe you have never been an artist, but gaining a different perspective could be extremely beneficial. Life is so built around expecting the unexpected. With the ability to appreciate the unexpected, won't life just be that much better? I definitely think so! Always follow your gut!

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The social scene can sometimes be frustrating since campus security is pretty strict and there aren't too many huge parties. Except the occassional frat party.

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  • 2,262
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $51,559
  • Acceptance rate
  • 58%

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