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Hobart College was established in 1822 as the Geneva College. In 1852, it was named Hobart College in honor of its founder, Episcopal bishop John Henry Hobart. The William Smith School for Women was founded in 1908 by nurseryman William Smith. These two started sharing facilities and the first joint commencement was organized in 1922. In 1943, they established a joint corporate identity and began to be referred to as Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Legally, the combined corporation is known as The Colleges of the Seneca. This liberal arts college is situated on a 188-acre campus in Geneva, New York.

Hobart and William Smith Colleges offers bachelor’s degrees in arts and science, and master’s degrees in teaching. Students can choose from over 40 majors and more than 60 minors. There are also several research projects, service learning and internships, and study abroad programs on offer.

The sports teams of Hobart College are known as the Statesmen while the William Smith College’s teams are nicknamed the Herons. The students participate in basketball, cross country, football, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, rowing, sailing, soccer, squash, tennis, field hockey, and swimming and diving. Both the Statesmen and the Herons have won a significant number of national championships.

Profile of Hobart William Smith Colleges

Hobart William Smith Colleges is found in Geneva, NY. Geneva is a town not particularly near any major cities. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Master s degree at Hobart William Smith Colleges.

Course Topics

The range of program offerings available from the school is especially impressive compared to its number of students. Hobart William Smith Colleges is known for its programs in science, art studies, liberal arts, and conservation and resource management.

Hobart William Smith Colleges Selectivity

Admission to the school is not automatic; not everyone who applies gets in.


Hobart William Smith Colleges maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at Hobart William Smith Colleges is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student enrolment

Students numbered 2,009 in 2007 at the school.

Student Life

Full-time students are the norm at Hobart William Smith Colleges. The school has a residential or campus feel. Hobart William Smith Colleges offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans. Hobart William Smith Colleges values student athletics, and belongs to the Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Hobart and William Smith Colleges are a student-centered learning environment, globally focused, grounded in the values of equity and service, developing citizens who will lead in the 21st century. The Colleges commitment to these principals was solidified in 1999 when they appointed the then director of the Peace Corps as president of Hobart and William Smith. President Mark D. Gearan has since reinforced the Colleges' commitment to global understanding and study abroad opportunities, community service, and service learning, with the goal of providing these elements through contemporary facilities and state-of-the-art technology. In maintaining this environment, the Colleges create opportunities to engage faculty and students with other languages and diverse cultures. The majority of students participate in a study-abroad experience during their four years here. These experiences enhance what takes place on campus in the academic and social lives of students and it also allows the community to delve into the broader intellectual world. The academic program at Hobart and William Smith Colleges keeps this highly interactive environment alive. The academic program is set apart from peer institutions in terms of excellence and opportunity. Education takes place not only inside well-taught classes, but also outside in well-run off-campus programs and well-conceived service projects. The Colleges view civic responsibility, community engagement, and international education as integral components of a liberal arts education. This rigorous academic program challenges students minds while expanding their horizons to new worlds. "

Hobart William Smith Colleges Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts253economics, English, history, political science, liberal arts and sciences, sociology, international relations, Spanish language, . . .
Science48biology, chemistry, geological and earth sciences, physics, physical science courses
Media27mass communication
Therapy and Counseling26psychology
Conservation and Resource Management17conservation
Family and Social Work17public policy analysis
Art Studies11art studies
Architecture and Planning10architectural services
Religion and Philosophy10religion, philosophy
Education and Teaching7elementary school teaching
Drama and Performing Arts4dance
Computer Science and Engineering3computer and info science
Fine Arts0 fine arts studies

Contact: Hobart William Smith Colleges

Hobart William Smith Colleges

Geneva, NY 14456

General Phone: (315) 781-3000

http://www.HWS. EDU

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