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Impressions Of
Hobart and William Smith Colleges

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Reasons to attend and to not attend Hobart and William Smith Colleges

To Attend

  • “The professors. They are very engaged and dedicated to helping the students learn.”
  • “Because of the small campus size, you can get involved in pretty much anything you want to do. If it’s not there you can start it, and that’s wonderful. It’s so easy to take leadership positions in clubs because of the size, you’ll see sophomores leading clubs sometimes.”
  • “There are small classes. The biggest class I ever had was about 22 students.”
  • “Being on Seneca Lake. it’s beautiful. There’s a tight-knit community and you’re not going to have any problems with getting mugged or anything like that.”
  • “If you really want to get something done, the school is great with supporting that either through funding or having faculty and staff get behind you.”
  • “The alumni network is awesome.”

To Not Attend

  • “It takes at least 40-minutes to get anywhere, so if you want to visit your friends it’s hard.”
  • “It can be very isolating on campus if you don’t fit into the typical student mold.”
  • “Unless you bring a car, you’re pretty much stuck on campus the whole time.”
  • “The nightlife options can be a negative.”
  • “Don’t go if you ever felt like your high school was small. It’s really, really small. I always know somebody and people know me. Some people like that, but I don’t.” [There are about 2,200 students.]
  • “We spend a lot of money to be there.” [Tuition is about $55,000, and room and board is about $14,000.]
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