Hobart William Smith Colleges

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Hobart William Smith Colleges, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Geneva, NY, a predominately rural area. There are around 2,300 students enrolled per year at Hobart William Smith Colleges.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores within the range of 1180 (25th percentile) to 1365 (75th percentile) on the SAT and within the range of 26 (25th percentile) to 30 (75th percentile) on the ACT is typical among applicants that get into this school. We were able to estimate the Hobart William Smith Colleges average GPA (3.48 - 3.64) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. This school has an acceptance rate of about 66 percent with 20 percent of applicants choosing to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at hws.edu.

Overall Hobart William Smith Colleges Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Hobart William Smith Colleges was reported as 66.1% in Fall 2020 with over 3,430 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 26 - 30
  • Average GPA: 3.48 - 3.64

How Hard Is It to Get into Hobart William Smith Colleges?

Applicant Selectivity: High

Hobart William Smith Colleges has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Hobart William Smith Colleges has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 58.0%
  • 2017-2018: 63.9%
  • 2018-2019: 57.2%
  • 2019-2020: 66.1%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 57.7%

How Does Hobart William Smith Colleges Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Hobart William Smith Colleges is seventeen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Wells College83.2%
Keuka College72.0%
Nazareth College64.5%
Saint John Fisher College64.5%
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry69.5%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Hobart William Smith Colleges (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading590 - 675
Math590 - 690
Total Score1180 - 1365
ACT®Score Range
English25 - 33
Math23 - 28
Composite Score26 - 30
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