Geneva, NY
Hobart William Smith Colleges


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Recent Reviews

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

It is fun...everyone parties but is able to get there work and requirments done. It is the nature of the students to always ...

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

It is fun...everyone parties but is able to get there work and requirments done. It is the nature of the students to always get there things done and done well. People play hard and work hard.

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

see what majors they offer and what the social scene is like ie what kids usually do for fun

What kind of person should not attend this school?

someone who is not all about diversity and wants to go to college not a university.

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

The search for the right college is very important. The decision will change (the students) life. It is important to let the student decide because it will determine their happiness, success, and is the building block for the rest of their lives. I chose my school because I got the feeling that it was the right fit for me. The people, the staff, and the scenery sold me from the very beginning. My advice to the students is make sure that you can call the colleges you are looking at "home" for the next four or so years of your life. It is not something that you can take back but rather something that you can create an independent lifestyle and a solid ground to a bright future.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A person that likes sororities and is not a very happy person. A person that does not want to get involved or is anti-social.

Doug
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Being a liberal campus with a Division 1 lacrosse team and great academics and athletics.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Being a liberal campus with a Division 1 lacrosse team and great academics and athletics.

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

Take as many campus visits as possible. The last thing you should worry about is the cost of the school. Choose the place where you feel most comfortable and you could see yourself attending for the next four years. Take the risk that you are going to get out with your degree in 4 years and be able to get a job immediately or go on to grad school. Your loans may look intimidating at first, but they can be paid back relatively easily. Make sure the college fits your personality and your agenda.

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

The worst thing about the school was the amount of cliques on campus, it would be nice if all the groups were intertwined. There were also a lot of students with a lot of money that attended HWS, and they felt like the school owed them.

gregory
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Beautiful yet small campus. very enganging staff and facutly that are willing to help in many ways. Very small city, Large T...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Beautiful yet small campus. very enganging staff and facutly that are willing to help in many ways. Very small city, Large Town Atmosphere. Very diverse Town Extremly different to demographic of students. Liberal Arts School so there is much opportunnity to mold and specify your education. Opportunity to create your own major.

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

In this time of tight budgets and frugal ways, it is important to understand as parents the importance of valuable higher education. While it is important to recognize the financial aspect, do not let that be the deciding factor nor a criteria for a desired school for your child. Parents should always have the best interest of their child, and should understand that the best college for your bank account may not be the best suited for you child. An Education is an investment that will last, perpetuate and encourage others to do the same. Let your child express themselves at the best school they see fit, with your guidance of course, so that they can better enjoy the time and effort spent at, what will become, THEIR school. Good luck and best wishes. -G

What's unique about your campus?

Small personalble atmoshphere. Very progressive and positive. good location for those who arent the best of the best but are still good none the less

Mavreen
Describe the students at your school.

HWS students are really friendly and engaged.

Describe the students at your school.

HWS students are really friendly and engaged.

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

Choosing where you'll spend 4 years of your life is a huge decision. While academics, money, and extracurriculars are all important, make sure where you end up makes you happy. If you don't love where you are, it'll be the most miserable 4 years of your life.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

That 8 semesters is really not a long time. To enjoy every moment. To shut the book and go outside and listen to the trees.

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

HWS is a place where if you want anything enough you are given the resources and opportunities to get it.

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

HWS is a place where if you want anything enough you are given the resources and opportunities to get it.

Describe the students at your school.

Friendly, and conscientious.

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

You need to absolutely love the college that you choose. It is the first step towards a successful college career.

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

I would advice them to take their child and visit the school. Simply walking through campus and getting a "feel" for it is more valuable than any amount of information. Go there and talk to people and experience it firsthand. They say that when you walk on campus you immediately know if it's the place for you, it's true, try it.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

People who want to go to school where when you walk around campus you recognize everyone at least by face. When you walk into a professors office, which you are free to do at any time, they know you by first name. People who want to be in classes where they are a person not a number. People who don't care a great deal about ethnic diveristy on campus.

Stephanie
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Being culturally diverse and liberal while having a great sense of community

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Being culturally diverse and liberal while having a great sense of community

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

My advice is not to choose a school solely based on a major they offer. Select a college with many options, perhaps even a liberal arts school. You will learn more outside of your field of interest and gain a well-rounded education while also having other programs available if you change your mind. Visit the schools you are interested in before deciding where to attend. Often several colleges appear the same until you step onto the campus and see how it fits you specifically. Talk to current students on campus to get opinions about aspects of college life that an organized campus tour might not provide. Make a chart of what you are looking for in a college and map each school on the chart so you can compare and contrast their strengths and weaknesses. Ultimately, choose a school that you feel is the right fit for you and make the most of your time once you arrive by getting involved and truly becoming an active part of the campus community.

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

The housing process can be difficult, sometimes student complaints aren't resolved, etc.

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

My school is beautiful, full of friendship, and full of surprises.

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

My school is beautiful, full of friendship, and full of surprises.

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

Finding the right college is often a compromise between the college that you just know is right and the one that is the most affordable. Although it is difficult to make this decision, I believe that there is no wrong college as long as you are motivated. Getting the most out of your education is very important, and it is important to become an advocate for yourself no matter where you go. Don't always assume that you know every opportunity available to you. Branch out and ask for advice from friends, professors, and career services. You may be surprised at what summer jobs and internships these people can help you find! These four years may be the last time you can do something truly different over the summer, so find something fun and interesting. Although education is the most important part of college, it is also when you will meet some of the friends you will have for the rest of your life. Work hard, but have fun too. And don't forget - the degree is only what you get at the end. The real point of college is your experience.

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

I have gotten to do research in my field and to be a TA. This is not common at my school, but opportunities exist.

David
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is known for being a strong liberal arts school. They do have a very strong pre-med program and economics is very ...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is known for being a strong liberal arts school. They do have a very strong pre-med program and economics is very strong as well. Also Lacrosse is very popular at my school.

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

Visit the school, attend a few classes while the school is in session and stay a weekend to experience the social life.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I had been more sure of my major and I wish I had known more about the socioeconomic backgrounds of the average student at the school.

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