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Academics

Hartwick College in upstate New York is a liberal arts college where "everyone belongs to something." Though there are complaints of cliques, most students say that "everyone is very accepting of one another and the community is close-knit and welcoming." It's also a place that fosters a "well-rounded education, no matter your major," though students particularly praise "the nursing and business programs." Students also appreciate the myriad "experiential learning opportunities" available to them as undergraduates. To many, a key academic feature is Hartwick's J-Term (or January Term), which "allows students to choose from one of their many great off-campus programs abroad or on-campus classes without interrupting their fall or spring semesters." More traditional study abroad programs are also available. Professors get mixed to positive reviews, with most students finding them "very dedicated to their work, respectful to their students, and readily available to meet outside of class to assist students," though some wonder about their course work's "disconnection to the advancements in [their] specific fields of study." The administration earns lower marks, with students saying that while "the faculty at Hartwick are fantastic," they are "definitely are worn down" by the administration.

Student Body

Students report that athletics are a big draw at Hartwick, and "you have people that participate in sports, geology club, dance, art, student government." The geographical makeup of the student body includes "students from all different states and countries, although many are from New York and neighboring states." Some students that while "Hartwick has a very diverse population," the "different groups do not cross over very much." Students bridle at the stereotype that "in our town that we are rich kids," since, as one student puts it, "pretty much everyone I know has scholarships in order to attend." The close-knit, small school atmosphere helps students facilitate smoother "student-professor relationships [which] allows us to make connections and network easier."

Campus Life

A small school, Hartwick, at times, feels "like high school" and "cliquey" but on the whole "the student population is close." Greek life plays a role in the social life on campus, though students are split on exactly how much of an influence fraternities and sororities have at the school, with some saying "Greek life is huge and so much fun" and "a big portion of the student[s] participate in it," while others contend that "Greek life isn't huge but it seems to help your social status." On campus, "weekends are filled with community service opportunities or partying during the evening hours," while during the week, students' time is spent "preparing for the following day's classes or participating in the 120+ clubs and activity groups" the school offers. As one student puts it, "The social scene at Hartwick is everything I wanted from college." For those wanting to leave the somewhat isolated "campus on a hill," students say "the town of Oneonta is also great, and for those that need a little bit of the city, Albany, Binghamton, and Syracuse are about 1.5 hours away in three different directions."

Overview

Applicants
3,085
Acceptance Rate
94%
Average HS GPA
86.50

GPA Breakdown

7%
Over 3.75
18%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
21%
3.00 - 3.24
22%
2.50 - 2.99
11%
2.00 - 2.49
3%
1.00 - 1.99

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
450 - 540
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
450 - 550

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
19 - 25

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Early Decision — November 1


Other Admission Factors

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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
10:1
Total Faculty
183
with Terminal Degree
115

93
Women
90
Men
22
Minority
6
International

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
54%
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
  • Actuarial Science
  • 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

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • International/Global Studies

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

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

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

  • 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

Notable Faculty


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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
54%
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
Dec 22

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$28,810

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$27,125

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,965

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
71%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$27,653

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$27,415

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$43,312
Required Fees
$822
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$700

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

On-Campus Room and Board
$12,093
Comprehensive Fee

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


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,396
Foreign Countries Represented
35

Demographics

2.39%
Asian
8.54%
African-American
7.81%
Hispanic
65.12%
Caucasian
11.43%
Unknown
2.89%
International

60% female
40% male
23% are out of state
98% are full time
2% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
75%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
98%

Campus Environment
Village

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Frat Sorority
Other
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
AccessAbility Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Erin Brasselman

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Oral exams
No

Notetakers
No

Distraction-free environment
No

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
60
Number of Honor Societies
10

Number of Social Sororities
3
Number of Religious Organizations
1

16% join a fraternity
18% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

25% participate in intramural sports
28% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Hawks)
7 Sports

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

Basketball
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.

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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
No

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
No

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
Lisa Starkey Wood
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 by car 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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