Hartwick College

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1 Hartwick Drive

Oneonta, NY 13820-4020

Phone: (607) 431-4000
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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#161 Overall Score: 41 out of 100. National Liberal Arts Colleges

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Hartwick College is a private institution that was founded in 1797. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,558, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 475 acres. It utilizes a 4-1-4-based academic calendar. Hartwick College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, 161. Its tuition and fees are $38,930 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

As a private liberal arts college, Hartwick College focuses on fostering collaborative student-faculty relationships: our faculty bring the latest insights from the world into the classroom to deepen student learning. The college's beautiful setting upon a hill overlooking Oneonta, New York features the close relationships expected from a small private liberal arts college of 1558 students with a student-to-faculty ratio of 11:1. Our philosophy puts an emphasis on experiential learning so that students are prepared to continuously shape and reshape their future. When our students study abroad, complete an internship, collaborate with a professor on a research project, or work in the local community, their learning translates into an education that changes lives. More than 60 percent of Hartwick students gain first-hand experience either studying off-campus or completing an internship. Hartwick's faculty lead off-campus programs all over the world during our January Term, which allows students to broaden their horizons. Our unique academic calendar, centered on the four week January Term, not only enables students to travel the world, but also offers opportunities to undertake a topic-focused class, participate in an internship, perform directed research, or complete a senior capstone project. Our nearby Pine Lake Environmental Campus has also provided residential and curricular opportunities for students to investigate the importance of sustainability since 1972. Experiential learning has been a hallmark of a Hartwick education for decades, as the College has offered these core components of the curriculum for more than 30 years. The entire Hartwick community, from academics to residential life and athletics, embraces this longstanding commitment to experiential learning through our approach to a liberal arts education. Hartwick is proud to offer a robust Three-Year Bachelor's Degree Program, a unique and exciting opportunity allowing qualified students to benefit from our strong liberal arts education and special experiential learning opportunities. This program dramatically reduces the cost of a private college education. Students in the program can take advantage of every opportunity offered in our traditional four-year program.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1797
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar 4-1-4
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $57,773,530


When applying to Hartwick College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling, and the early decision deadline is November 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due May 1. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 84.7 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 84.7%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by May 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Hartwick College is 11:1, and the school has 63 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Hartwick College include: Business Administration and Management, General; Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing; English Language and Literature, General; Biology/Biological Sciences, General; and Psychology, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 74.5 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 11:1
4-year graduation rate 53%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business Administration and Management, General 16%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 12%
English Language and Literature, General 9%
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 8%
Psychology, General 7%

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Student Life

Hartwick College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,558, with a gender distribution of 40.4 percent male students and 59.6 percent female students. At this school, 78 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 22 percent of students live off campus. Hartwick College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 1,558
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

Hartwick College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Hartwick College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Hartwick College, 50 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Hartwick College.

Students who have cars on campus 50%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Hartwick College, 79.8 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $18,977.

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Tuition and fees $38,930 (2013-14)
Room and board $10,485 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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