Originally founded as two separate colleges (Hobart for men in 1822 and William Smith for women in 1908), HWS now operates under a coordinate college system. All students share the same campus, faculty, administration, and curriculum. Each college maintains its own traditions, deans, student government, and athletic department. Men graduate from Hobart College. Women graduate from William Smith College. Its 200-acre combined campus is located in Geneva.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
1,660
Undergraduates
802
Men - 48.3%
859
Women - 51.7%
24
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
68% of 3,771 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
February 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.55
SAT Math
635 average
580-690 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
640 average
580-700 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
30 average
28-32 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$77,945
Tuition and Fees
$60,240
Room and Board
$15,595
Average Percent of Need Met
86%
Average Freshman Award
$52,230
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$37,941
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
171
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
28%
10-19
37%
20-29
26%
30-39
7%
40-49
1%
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Geneva Population
12,639
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Rochester, Syracuse
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
91% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Statesmen (Hobart); Herons (William Smith)
Sororities
2% of women participate
Fraternities
18% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.1%
Asian
3%
Black/African-American
7.6%
Hispanic/Latino
9.5%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
3.8%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
71.3%
Unknown
4.6%
International Students
6.9% from 32 countries
First-Year Students Returning
88.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
67.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
85%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
18.0%
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