Students Say

Located in a "beautiful area" of upstate New York, Hartwick College is a "a tight-knit community that gives endless opportunities to its students." The school's "beautiful campus" is "truly unique" and a huge draw for students. "Aesthetics are very important to me," a computer science major explains. "Hartwick College and the surrounding area afford a marvelous immersion into the Catskill foothills." "The campus is gorgeous and overlooks the Susquehanna River valley." Other students are drawn to "the strong English program," "the creative writing club," the commitment to "going green," "the great honors program," and the great study abroad program.

Overview

Applicants
5,036
Acceptance Rate
90%
Average HS GPA
3.13

GPA Breakdown

12%
Over 3.75
16%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
26%
2.50 - 2.99
8%
2.00 - 2.49
1%
1.00 - 1.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
500 - 610
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
510 - 590
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
480 - 610
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
21 - 26

Deadlines

Early Decision
November 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record

Selectivity Rating

Overall

Students Say

Located in a "beautiful area" of upstate New York, Hartwick College is a "a tight-knit community that gives endless opportunities to its students." The school's "beautiful campus" is "truly unique" and a huge draw for students. "Aesthetics are very important to me," a computer science major explains. "Hartwick College and the surrounding area afford a marvelous immersion into the Catskill foothills." "The campus is gorgeous and overlooks the Susquehanna River valley." Other students are drawn to "the strong English program," "the creative writing club," the commitment to "going green," "the great honors program," and the great study abroad program. "Even if a student does not get the opportunity to study abroad, professors that guide the classes will always bring that outside experience back on campus." Students can expect to keep in shape on this unique campus too: "I don't know anyone else who has to climb 100+ steps to get to class every day!" Hartwick students are very happy with their "simply AMAZING!" professors who "bend over backwards to make sure [you] understand the material." "The Hartwick community is closely knit and warm." Almost all of my professors have been exemplary teachers and available whenever I have needed assistance," says one student. All in all, Hartwick is an "institution of unforgettable and magical experiences."

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
11:1
Total Faculty
with Terminal Degree


Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
53%
Graduate in 5 years
60%
Graduate in 6 years
61%

Majors

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting and Related Services, Other
  • Business Administration and Management, General

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • French Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Economics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Music, Other


Degrees

Bachelor's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Alumni Network
Classes
Internships
On Campus Interviews
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


James L. Seward
NY State Senator

John Doelp
Sr. VP and Operation, Columbia Record Group

Scott Adams
"Dilbert" creator

John Lambert
NYS Supreme Court Judge

Andrew Sambrook
professional soccer player

Stephen Green
Chair, SL Green Realty (NY, NY)

Academic Rating

Career overview


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
53%
Graduate in 5 years
60%
Graduate in 6 years
61%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Alumni Network
Classes
Internships
On Campus Interviews
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Jan 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$19,628

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$18,977

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,617

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$30,751

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
72%

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$700

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$1,000
Transportation for Commuters
$300

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Financial Aid Rating

Overall

Students Say

"Hartwick combines everything; we have jocks, artists, scientists, and everything in between." The students at Hartwick also "aren't just empty vessels." They "love to think and discuss challenging ideas" and are "usually open to everyone's views and opinions." "Each week we have a number of symposiums and academic discussions on contentious and current issues." "The typical student is well-off financially," and "most students are from New York State" or, if not, probably from "the Northeast." "The type of people wildly range" though, and "everyone can find a crowd." One student cautions that while Hartwick has "a wide range of students," they "tend to stick with their own groups." "There isn't discrimination, but there isn't much mingling either. Others say that students at this small school tend to be "very outgoing, they get along with the community and faculty and staff very well, and they interact with their peers like they have known them for years."

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,540
Out of State
22%

International
4%
Foreign Countries Represented
35

Demographics

2.09%
Asian
8.09%
African-American
7.28%
Hispanic
70.28%
Caucasian
11.86%
Unknown
3.50%
International

61% female
39% male
22% are out of state
98% are full time
2% are part time

Overview

Students Say

Hartwick College can "feel like high school at times" where "everyone knows everyone, but I think it helps us become more united and get things done." "People really get along, and since Oneonta is such a small town, usually people hang out either at Table Rock, which is a hiking trail by Hartwick, or go to Main Street where there are plenty of independently owned shops and bars." Unlike many colleges, "Greek life does not predominate," although drinking is still "a big thing." "The typical student has a small group of friends and they go out weekly to the bars downtown," and "many groups like hanging out at local coffee shops or just sitting around in either a dorm or lounge somewhere and just hanging out watching movies or talking." When the Northeastern winters hit, students enjoy "sleigh riding…or building snowmen." The students were also very positive on the food in the dining hall, which we can promise you is rare: "We have A LOT of options." In addition to weekend partying, "there are also a lot of other things to on campus—movies every Friday and Sunday nights, trivia nights where you can win things, comedians, concerts, etc." as well as "many organizations/clubs that students can belong to. If there isn't one you like then start one yourself!"

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
81%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
97%

Campus Environment
Village

Housing Options

Dorms Coed
Frat Sorority
Other
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
60
Number of Honor Societies
10

Number of Social Sororities
3
Number of Religious Organizations
3

10% join a fraternity
8% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

Men's Sports (Hawks)
8 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Football
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Women's Sports (Hawks)
12 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Diving
Equestrian Sports
Field Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Volleyball
Water Polo

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups: Student Organization, counseling services

Minority Support Groups: Student Organization

Sustainability

Located upstate in Oneonta, New York, Hartwick College’s notable history of sustainability practices dates back to 1971, when it created the 125-acre Pine Lake Environmental Campus to offer students a “living laboratory” in energy conservation, organic gardening, composting, waste reduction, and recycling. This campus, bordered by 3,000 acres of state park, has provided fodder for more than forty courses and thirty ongoing student and faculty research projects to date, and currently acts as a residence for approximately thirty students. In 2002, students in the class “Architecture of the Sacred” constructed Hartwick’s first green building, a 900-square foot strawbale house, and since then students have also constructed a cob house at the Lake. The college calls the Pine Lake Institute (PLI) for Environmental and Sustainability Studies “an example for the College and community as to how to live sustainably,” and the college has invited many distinguished sustainability leaders to speak, reside, and lead activities on campus. A member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, Hartwick is also a signatory of the Talloires Declaration. Annually for more than a decade, Hartwick chooses an environmental theme for the academic year; themes have included sustainable living, food in our lives, health and the human experience, globalization, water works, and climate change and balance. In 2005, Hartwick was awarded a Kresge Green Building Initiative planning grant for the green design of its first LEED certified building, Golisano Hall, and is in the process of commissioning the building’s systems to utilize 75 percent less energy than other campus buildings.

School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
No

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
No

% food budget spent on local/organic food
23%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
No

Car Sharing Program
No

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
No

Cash-Out Parking
No

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
No

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
No

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
No

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
No

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
No

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
3

Average Number of PC's per Lab
20

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
proprietary information

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Jonathan Kent
Director of Admissions

Address
Admissions Office
1 Hartwick Dr.
Oneonta, NY 13820

Phone
607-431-4150

Email
admissions@hartwick.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Yager Museum
Stevens-German Library
Johnstone Science Center
Binder Athletic Facility

Most Popular Places Off Campus
J. L. Popp, Jr. Butterfly Conservatory
Foothills Performing Arts Center
Glimmerglass Opera
Baseball Hall of Fame
Brooks House of BBQ

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday; Saturday
9am-5pm; 11am-2pm (most Saturdays)
607-431-4150

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Varies
Times: Monday Friday - 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Saturdays

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@hartwick.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Available Mon-Thurs nights; bring a sleeping bag

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Oneonta has a small airport that can handle private planes. Albany and Binghamton have large airports, which are 75 miles (an hour to an hour-and-a-half drive) from Oneonta. Greyhound buses are available from these airports to Oneonta. Greyhound also provides service into Oneonta. Taxis to campus are available at the station.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the New York City area, take the NY State Thruway N. (I-87) to Exit 19 (Kingston), then take Rte. 28 W. to Shandaken. Turn right onto Rte. 42 to Lexington. Turn left at Lexington to Rte. 23A, which becomes Rte. 23 W. Follow this into Oneonta. From the south, get onto I-81 N. through Scranton, PA, into Binghamton, NY. Take I-88 E. to Oneonta. Use Oneonta Exit 15, marked Colleges, Airport.

Local Accommodations
Three motels are within 10 minutes of the college. From least expensive to most expensive, they are the Christopher's Country Lodge, (Rt. 28; 607-432-2444), Clarion Hotel (Main Street; 607-432-7500), and Holiday Inn (NY Rte. 23; 607-443-2250) 10 minutes away with a restaurant and a video game room.
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Key Stats

5,036
Applicants
1,540
Size
90%
Acceptance Rate

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