Hobart William Smith Colleges

Hobart William Smith Colleges

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.

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Hobart William Smith Colleges
Geneva , NY 14456
General Phone: (315) 781-3000

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Hobart William Smith Colleges Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts196African studies, American studies, Asian studies, European studies, Latin American studies, Russian studies, area studies, women's studies, area and Cultural studies, ...
Science44biology, chemistry, geological and earth sciences, physics, physical science courses
Therapy and Counseling41psychology
Media24mass communication
Architecture and Planning23architectural services
Family and Social Work17public policy analysis
Conservation and Resource Management17conservation
Religion and Philosophy13philosophy, religion
Art Studies12art studies
Education and Teaching9elementary school teaching
Computer Science and Engineering3computer and info science
Drama and Performing Arts2dance
Fine Arts0fine arts studies

Number of programs and degrees for Hobart William Smith Colleges in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree39944
Master's degree91

Hobart William Smith Colleges Student Body

In 2007-2008, Hobart William Smith Colleges had a total enrollment of 2,009 students (2,173 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 47%
Women 53%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%
Graduate 0%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 83%
Black 3%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 6%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 18%
18-19 51%
20-21 28%
22-24 2%
25-29 0%
35-39 0%
40-49 0%
50-64 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York43%
New Jersey6%
(International Students)2%
New Hampshire2%
Rhode Island2%

Hobart William Smith Colleges Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 86 %

Hobart William Smith Colleges Room and Board (2007)

Hobart William Smith Colleges offers campus housing for 1,868 of its 2,173 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Geneva, New York for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New York Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Hobart William Smith Colleges Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Hobart William Smith Colleges Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 38,860
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 38,860
Room and board $ 9,686
Room charge $ 5,150
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,536
Books and supplies $ 1,300
Other expenses $ 1,040

Financial Aid:
Hobart William Smith Colleges participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 273100)

Hobart William Smith Colleges Faculty

Hobart William Smith Colleges has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2732
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1010

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year43$106,42516$98,368
Associate professoracademic year24$78,27917$77,787
Assistant professoracademic year30$61,84635$59,847
Instructoracademic year6$49,1115$50,124
All faculty totalacademic year103$83,54473$71,802

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Hobart William Smith Colleges Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association
Basketball Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association
Track Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association

Hobart William Smith Colleges Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Architecture and Related Services, Other

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Natural Resources/Conservation, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching

Family And Social Work
Public Policy Analysis

Fine Arts
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other

Liberal Arts
African Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Area Studies, Other
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies, Other
Asian Studies/Civilization
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Comparative Literature
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
European Studies/Civilization
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
French Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Latin American Studies
Latin Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Russian Studies
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Urban Studies/Affairs
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General

Mass Communication/Media Studies

Music, General

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
Physical Sciences, Other
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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