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 Read more… 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.
|Institution Type:||Private not-for-profit|
|Campus Setting:||Town, distant from an urban area|
|Highest Degree Offered:||Master's|
|Level of Institution:||Four or more years|
Coming from a big city to a small town like Geneva was not what I expected it to be. Despite the small size of the campus and surrounding town, there is so much to do! There is a Campus Activities Board that works very hard to plan events that the students will enjoy, from concerts to carnivals to movie screenings. Anyone can join the CAB and give their opinions about what kinds of events should be planned. The area is beautiful. There is access to the lake, lots of trees, and beautiful architecture. The college is very close to the downtown area (within walking distance), and there are a variety of good restaurants. It is also very close to a grocery store, and the colleges provide shuttles and trolleys to and from the grocery store, as well as several other locations throughout the town.» Read More
I live in the area, so I am bias to saying that I enjoy being here. However, you can also say that the area is great, if I haven't wanted to leave. The lakes are amazing, and with the lake frontage that the college offers students are able to relax by the lake. The weather here gives you the best of each season. During fall you are able to enjoy local corn mazes, pumpkin carving, and other fun activities. During the winter and spring seasons you are also able to enjoy the beauty of the finger lakes. Our campus is very involved, having many events each weekend. Campus Activities Board works very hard to give the student body activities that they will enjoy, throughout the year. The campus is very small, and in the center of Geneva, which also easy access to any campus facilities, as well as the growing city. I can admit that it is a smaller town and can be boring at times, but the school works very hard to set up activities to keep students occupied. If you have a car, it is also a great center point between Rochester, Syracuse, and Binghamton.» Read More
I hate it here. I'm actually looking to transfer, when I applied I thought not having city life around campus wouldn't bother me but it does matter. Especially when you want to get off campus there is very little to do. And the movie theater here is a joke and sketchy. It's not a bad school it's just not for me.» Read More