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Hobart & William Smith Colleges Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
2,138
Total Undergrads
Including 4 Part-time
618
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

55% Women
45% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division III (with football)

Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

10
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $59,853)
10
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $58,525)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Basketball 18 12 - -
Field Hockey - 22 - -
Football 92 - - -
Golf 10 9 - -
Ice Hockey 28 - - -
Lacrosse 40 23 - -
Rowing 40 38 - -
Soccer 29 47 - -
Squash 21 12 - -
Swimming and Diving - 27 - -
Tennis 16 13 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 16 15 - -

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2.8%
Black/non-Hispanic 3.9%
Hispanic 4.0%
Non-resident alien 2.8%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 19.5%
Two or more races 1.6%
White/non-Hispanic 65.0%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 8%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 21 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

We do not have information for clubs or organizations at Hobart & William Smith Colleges

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 2
Liquor Law Violation 1
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 2
Property Crime 12
Reviews Dorm Life
  • West Coast Rep
  • 4
  • HWS has eight co-ed residences, five female residences, and four all-male residences. The quality of dorms varies dramatically between the class year they are designated for as well as the…

  • May-27-2012 Read More
  • Trevor from Geneva, NY
  • 3
  • As first years there are both single sex and co-ed dormitories. They consist of a decent amount of diversity and there is never a need to feel like you aren't…

  • Feb-05-2013 Read More
  • Mel
  • 3
  • After you get through first year, things look up. Co-ed and single sex housing available. HWS has everything from dorms to houses to fraternaties, but no sororities, William Smith prides…

  • Jun-14-2012 Read More
  • Junior Student from MA
  • 3
  • Upperclassmen dorms and theme houses are really great, while freshman dorms are not the best. What the freshmen dorms do offer is an opportunity to get to know people. All…

  • Jun-15-2012 Read More
  • Chelsea from New York, NY
  • 3
  • Dorm life is awful, but that is the same for most schools. When you become an upperclassman you have the chance to live in non-dorms and that should be taken…

  • Jun-16-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Student6
  • Mar-19-2014 I am a current student here

    Saga is our dining hall, which serves a variety of hot meals every day. The Cafe takes meal points, and has only a select few options The Pub serves alcoholic beverages (to those 21 and over) as well as delicious salads, sandwiches, and fried food.

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  • 5
  • Gabrielle from Stamford, CT
  • Dec-28-2013 I am a current student here

    The food in all the dining halls is quite good. Eating at the main dining hall is recommended because on the main food plan the food at the dining hall is free. Most of the dining halls (except for the main dining hall) stay open late for students.

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  • 4
  • Karly from Los Angeles, CA
  • Dec-23-2013 I am a current student here

    At first I thought the food and dining at the university would be terrible, but once I got on campus, there were many options that a student could have. There is the regular dining hall called saga, the Cellar Pub, the Cafe and De Cordova Cafe on the campus, which all provide pretty good food for students.

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  • 4
  • Trevor from Geneva, NY
  • Feb-05-2013 I am a current student here

    The food here is excellent and the dining choices on and off campus are the students' most raved about thing. We have the famous Joe's Hot restaurant which is the most popular choice of students right across the street from the bristol gym on campus.

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  • 2
  • Rachael from Avon, NY
  • Jul-13-2012 I am a current student here

    Not very healthy options. There's always a new dish everyday so you don't have to worry about getting bored. However some of the choices are terrible for you - chicken alfredo.

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  • 3
  • Chelsea from New York, NY
  • Jun-16-2012 I am a current student here

    There is only one cafeteria, which has decent food. There are two other eating options on campus, but the food can get old fast.

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  • 2
  • Junior Student from MA
  • Jun-15-2012 I am a current student here

    HWS dining services is one of the few low points of the school. However, the other on campus dining options (the cafe and the pub) both have good food so you can switch it up. In addition, Geneva has multiple great restaurants that are very close to the school that students can take advantage of.

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  • 3
  • Mel
  • Jun-14-2012 I am a current student here

    There is one dining hall and one pub on campus. Many houses use co-op meal plans. There are limited kitchens in the dorms.

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  • 3
  • West Coast Rep
  • May-27-2012 I am a current student here

    HWS has three on-campus dining options: Saga, the Cafe, and The Cellar Pub. Saga is the only dining hall on campus, located in Scandling Center. Students choose their meal plan before each semester begins, and regardless of which plan you choose, Saga is the most available option. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily, Saga has a pizza station, a classics station (which features home-style cooking), a grill, a vegetarian station, and a salad/sandwich station. Students tend to complain about the lack of variety of food as well as the quality, but you're not going to find Mom's cooking anywhere except home. It could be worse, but it could be a lot better too. The Cafe, also located in Scandling, resembles a mini food court with several restaurant stations: Grill 155* (featuring burgers, chicken fingers, etc.), Freshens Smoothies, Stacks (serving wraps, subs, and sandwiches), and Salsa Rico (featuring a variety of Mexican food). The Cafe also has pre-wrapped sandwiches, salads, wraps, sweet treats, etc. Students can either pay cash, or use the One-Swipe Meals or Snack Money available through their meal plan. However, remember that these meal plan options can go fast before the semester's over if you use them too frequently, which you will often be tempted and forced to do with the busy nature of college life. Saga may no longer be serving when your classes end, and the available cereal and salads during the off-hours cannot fulfill the deepest of hungers. The third and final option for on-campus dining is The Cellar Pub. Located beneath Coxe Hall, The Pub has a large menu packed with variety, featuring burgers, paninis, salads, pastas and more. The Pub also serves Starbucks drinks perfect for a between-classes pick-me-up. The Pub is the best dining option by far, but as it uses the same payment methods as the Cafe, is an unrealistic option for everyday dining and is best left for special occasions.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Student6
  • Mar-19-2014 I am a current student here

    Only Frats create a unique dynamic on campus. People are more inclusive and inviting, because the parties are not mixers with only one sorority.

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  • 0
  • Karly from Los Angeles, CA
  • Dec-23-2013 I am a current student here

    There are only fraternities on campus, and the existance of sororities on the campus is voted on every few years which is normally rejected by the William Smith Congress. So it can vary depending on what a student is interested in.

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  • 0
  • Junior Student from MA
  • Jun-15-2012 I am a current student here

    Greek life is a big part of campus life. While there are no sororities at this time, there are 7 fraternities on campus that involve many different types of people. Anyone who I have talked to says that their experiences with their fraternities have been the best part of their time at HWS.

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  • 0
  • West Coast Rep
  • May-27-2012 I am a current student here

    Due to the coordinate college system, HWS only has fraternities, not sororities. Every few years, a group of WS women will attempt to establish one, but it will ultimately be voted out by the rest of the student body. This is generally considered to be because as women can attend the fraternity parties, there is no need to risk the other stigmas that sororities often carry. Hobart Fraternities include Chi Phi, Delta Chi, Kappa Alpha, Kappa Sigma, Phi Sigma Kappa, and Theta Delta Chi. Hobart men cannot rush until their sophomore year. Chi Phi and Kappa Sigma host the most parties open to the entire campus. All fraternities host exclusive socials and gatherings in addition to these parties. For more information on frat parties, see the What to do for fun section.

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