• Swoop, Hartwick College mascot
  • Hartwick students at Pine Lake
  • Rain Garden and Bresee Hall, Hartwick College
  • Bresee Hall, Hartwick College

Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet 2015 - 16                                                                               

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Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,392 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick's expansive curriculum emphasizes a uniquely experiential approach to liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a unique January Term, a wide range of internships and study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for the world ahead. A Three Year Bachelor's Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.

1,353 full-time students come from 29 states and 20 countries; 40% male, 60% female; 18% ALANA (African-American, Hispanic, Asian-American, Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, and Native American); 3%  international students; 75% New York State residents.  Average class size is 16.

Three-year Degree Program: An accelerated program of study for 22 majors and allows the focused student to graduate in just three years. The program started in 2009. This year the College enrolled 33 (27 freshmen and 6 transfers), and they join 74 returning students.

Junior/Senior Major Enrollments: Social & Behavioral Sciences 28%; Humanities 15%; Physical and Life Sciences 24%; Business and Accounting 17%; Nursing & Medical Technology 14%; Interdisciplinary <1%. Largest enrollments are: Business & Accounting,  Nursing, Biology, Sociology and Political Science.

Student Organizations: More than 70 special interest student organizations are active on campus. Approximately 7% of students belong to Greek organizations, with three fraternities (two national and one international) and three sororities (one international and two local).

Athletics: 388 (26%) of students participate in one or more sports. Affiliation: NCAA Division III for most sports programs, Division I for men's soccer and women's water polo. Intercollegiate sports for women: basketball, cross-country, equestrian, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, swimming & diving, tennis, volleyball, water polo. Intercollegiate sports for men: basketball, cross-country, football, lacrosse, soccer, swimming & diving, tennis.

Class of 2019 Admissions Profile
Applications received   3,047
Numbering Entering:       292
25-75%-ile SAT (CR+M) 1020 - 1190*
Percent graduating in top 10% of high school class 15%**
* Students request SAT to be considered in Admissions decision
** Of those reporting rank

Financial Aid Profile - All Students
Receiving any aid  98.8%
Average institutional award  $22,029
Percent of full-time students receiving Federal Pell Grants  35.8%

Majors: accounting (general & CPA), anthropology, art, art history, biochemistry, biology, business administration, chemistry, computer science, economics, English, environmental chemistry, French, geology and environmental sciences, German, history, information science, mathematics, medical tech¬nology, music, music education, nursing, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, religious studies, sociology, Spanish, theatre arts. An Individual Student Program, a student-designed major, is offered for students whose interests lie outside an established major.

Minors: cognitive science, criminal justice, documentary photography, environmental science and policy, finance, graphic communications, Latin American and Caribbean studies, literature, museum studies, peace & conflict studies, U.S. ethnic studies, women's and gender studies, writing. Minors also are available in almost all majors (25 of 31 majors).

Special Programs: certification in elementary and secondary education, dual certification in childhood/special education and middle childhood and adolescence/special education, honors.

Pre-Professional Programs: pre-allied health professions, pre-engineering, pre-law, pre-medicine.

Cooperative Programs: 4-1 MBA programs with Clarkson University, Syracuse University or Union Graduate College; 3-2 engineering with Clarkson University or Colombia University; 3-3 D.D. program with Albany Law School; collaborative program for physical and occupational therapy with Sage Graduate School. For undergraduate opportunities at Hartwick, there is the Partnership for Nursing Opportunities with Bassett Healthcare.

189 faculty members, of which 106 are full-time and 83 are part-time; 91% of full-time faculty members hold the highest degree in their disciplines; 81% are tenured or on tenure-track; the student to faculty ratio is 10.2:1.

Hartwick affiliations include: School for International Training; Central College Abroad; National Outdoor Leadership Seminar; Academic Programs International and University Studies Abroad Consortium.

The campus network provides everyone with voice mail, TV access, wired and wireless Internet access.  Hartwick's Stevens-German Library utilizes technology and the Internet to provide Hartwick students, faculty, and staff with a wide range of information and learning resources. The Library's collection includes more than 289,988 books, serial backfiles, and other paper materials;  237 periodicals (133 in print and 104 electronic)  and 3,211 media resources.

77% of Hartwick students live in College on-campus housing. Housing options include traditional residence halls, suites, and townhouse apartments. 26 additional students live at the College's Pine Lake Environmental Campus, located eight miles from the main campus.

For the Class of 2015, 62% of the graduates are employed and 21% are enrolled in graduate or professional school.

Graduates (2014-15)       324  (July 2014 through June 2015)
Student Right-to-Know:
      Graduation Rate (6 years) 55.7% (For the Class entering Fall 2009)
      Student Athlete Graduation Rate 40% (For the Division I Class entering Fall 2008)
First Year to Sophomore Retention Rate 74.2% (For the Class entering Fall 2014)
2015 Graduates Top Five Majors: Nursing, Business Administration,  Biology, Psychology and Sociology

Alumni/ae of record (June 30, 2015) 18,602
Alumni/ae giving rate: 14.1%
Geographic distribution: 49% reside in the Mid-Atlantic region (New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware), 21% in New England, 8% in the Southeast, and 1.5% reside abroad.

70% of alumni/ae graduated after 1980.
The most common professional fields among Hartwick alumni/ae are management, education, Nursing, marketing/sales.

COSTS (Class of 2019)
Tuition $40,630
Fees (matriculation, activity, wellness, Pine Lake, campus card) $ 1,210
Room (double occupancy) $ 5,850
Board (19 meals) $ 5,270
Personal expense allowance (books, travel, other) $ 1,400
Total $54,360

29 members as of September 2015; 45% female, 55% male. 76% alumni/ae, 14% community members. Occupational areas represented include education, financial services, healthcare, nursing, legal services and philantrophy.

Based on Fall 2015 cross-applications, Hartwick's primary overlap institutions included:  SUNY Oneonta, Utica College of Syracuse University, SUNY Albany, SUNY Binghamton,  Lemoyne College, Siena College, SUNY Cortland, St. John Fisher, Ithaca College and College of St. Rose. (Source: Fall 2015 FAFSA Overlap).

The 2015 Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education classifies Hartwick as follows:
   Undergraduate Instructional Program: Arts & sciences plus professions, no graduate coexistence 
   Enrollment Profile: Exclusively undergraduate four-year 
   Undergraduate Profile: Full-time four-year, more selective, lower transfer-in
   Size and Setting: Small four-year, highly residential
   Basic Baccalaureate Colleges - Arts & Sciences

Hartwick College is an independent college operating under a charter granted by the Regents of the University of the State of New York (www.regents.nysed.gov).

The College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, the National Association of Schools of Music. The baccalaureate nursing program at Hartwick College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation). The Bachelor of Science degree program in chemistry is approved by the American Chemical Society. The Hartwick College Teacher Education Program has been accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (caepnet.org).

Fact Sheet 2014 - 2015

Fact Sheet 2013 - 2014

Fact Sheet 2012 - 2013

Fact Sheet  2011 - 2012

Fact Sheet  2010 - 2011

Fact Sheet  2009 - 2010