Not Just Any College: Hartwick College
Hartwick College is a special place, and its students are special people. They’re passionate about making a difference in the world, and they learn how at Hartwick. This hands-on education—with nearly limitless opportunities for study abroad, research, internships, and so much more—adds up to a uniquely transformative experience.
A sense of place (and people)
Nestled in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains, Hartwick College has been changing lives since 1797. The hilltop campus is home to stunning views of the Susquehanna River Valley and the most friendly, engaged, and welcoming people you’re likely to meet. Hartwick is a place where somebody will hold the door for you, professors invite you for a barbecue, and staff check in to make sure you’re having a good day. There’s some magic on this hill, and it’s the people who bring it to life.
Hands-on learning is better
Hartwick’s Liberal Arts in Practice curriculum means students get a broad-based education infused with opportunities to get their hands dirty doing real work. Hartwick students study in the lab, in the field, and across the globe. We go wherever it takes to dig up answers, to do the kind of learning that stays with you long after graduation.
Pursue your passion
Hartwick is consistently ranked among the top schools in the nation for study abroad, thanks in part to our three-week January Term. Plus, students are supported in uncovering and taking advantage of internship and community service opportunities. Hartwick has more than 70 student clubs and organizations, intramural and varsity athletic teams, and an environmental campus with a lake, lodges, hiking trails, and lab facilities. The campus is near plenty of outdoor adventures for all seasons, and only a few hours’ drive from major metro areas like New York City, Boston, and Philadelphia.
See the world (and learn from it)
Hartwick’s innovative January Term program means every year students study alongside Hartwick faculty at locations around the world. China, India, Madagascar, Thailand, Hungary, Ireland, England, Italy, Jamaica, and Cuba—those are just a few examples of where Hartwick students learn. Hartwick helps students identify their passions and go wherever they lead. These are the experiences that change lives.
Preparation to thrive
Hartwick College was recently ranked one of the top schools in the country whose graduates say their jobs “make a difference.” It’s not an accident. Hartwick prepares engaged citizens ready to thrive in a rapidly changing world. Hartwick alumni are adaptable, experienced, thoughtful, successful people. They look back on their time at Hartwick as the foundation of their success. As one recent alum said, “I can truly say that...I’m a changed person. Not just because I went to any college—because I went to this College. To Hartwick College.”
17 varsity sports teams competing in NCAA Division III, except men’s soccer and women’s water polo, which compete in NCAA Division I; more than 70 student clubs and organizations on campus
About 1,500 students;
11:1 student-faculty ratio;
average class size of 16
Extensive recent improvements, 425 acres, Pine Lake Environmental Campus, Yager Museum of Art and Culture, Campbell Fitness Center, Golisano Hall, Ernest B. Wright Observatory
37 majors and minors; 11 special interdisciplinary minors; 14 pre-professional and certificate programs; cooperative programs in Law, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and MBA
On-campus housing is guaranteed.
Transfer students are considered for merit scholarships of up to $30,000 per year, and Hartwick commits more than $60 million in comprehensive financial aid each year.
Hartwick accepts up to 75 transfer credits with a grade earned of “C” or better. A dedicated Transfer Coordinator helps make the process smooth.
You can (and should!) visit Hartwick on your schedule. From Open Houses and Discovery Days to personalized visit plans to meet your needs, you’ve got to see Hartwick to believe it.
Hartwick offers rolling admissions.
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Hartwick is ranked among the best colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review and Forbes; a first-tier best liberal arts college by U.S. News & World Report; and among the top 50 national liberal arts colleges by PayScale.com.