Hartwick College: Narrative Description

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One Hartwick Dr.
Oneonta, NY 13820-4020
Tel: (607)431-4200; 888-HARTWICK
Admissions: (607)431-4150
Fax: (607)431-4138
Web Site: http://www.hartwick.edu/


Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1797. Setting: 425-acre small town campus with easy access to Albany. Endowment: $61.6 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $10,200 per student. Total enrollment: 1,479. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 2,036 applied, 89% were admitted. 18% from top 10% of their high school class, 82% from top half. Full-time: 1,421 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 58 students, 60% women, 40% men. Students come from 30 states and territories, 34 other countries, 36% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 5% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 4% 25 or older, 86% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 78% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences and history; business/marketing; psychology. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4. Services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, part-time degree program, internships. Off campus study at State University of New York College at Oneonta, American University, Central University of Iowa, Syracuse University, The School for International Training. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, audition for music program. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, interview, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 2/15, 1/15 for early decision, 1/1 for early action. Notification: 3/5, 2/22 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $33,960 includes full-time tuition ($26,480) and college room and board ($7480). College room only: $3940. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 60 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 15% of eligible men and 17% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Union, student radio station, Student Senate, Hilltops, Cardboard Alley Players. Major annual events: Alumni Weekend, Parents' Weekend, Holiday Ball. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 1,100 college housing spaces available; 90 were occupied in 2003-04. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Stevens-German Library plus 1 other with 353,776 books, 8,291 microform titles, 571 serials, 6,171 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $538,710. 80 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Oneonta, population 14,000, is large enough to support industries and two colleges, and serves as a regional commerce center. Cooperstown is 20 miles away and attracts many people annually who discover Oneonta (home of the National Soccer Hall of Fame) and its restaurants, motels, bed and breakfasts, and who use its local parks and facilities for swimming, golf, fishing, skiing, and boating. Public transportation is available in town. Oneonta is on Interstate 88, a freeway that connects Albany, New York, and central-eastern Pennsylvania.

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