Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Academic Programs

  • Architecture
  • Art & Design
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Liberal Arts
  • Music
  • Performing Arts
  • Research
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Technology
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed to helping all students navigate the college admissions process. Accordingly, we do not charge an application fee, nor do we require standardized test scores.
We welcome your application if you:

  • Have challenged yourself with a rigorous high school curriculum
  • Have applied your talents to the betterment of your school and community
  • Are curious, resourceful, persistent and conscientious

Apply by Nov. 15 for Early Action and Early Decision, Jan. 15 for Early Decision II and Feb. 1 for Regular Decision.

Merit scholarships are available for qualifying students as well as need-based financial aid. Students interested in need-based aid should submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).


Hobart and William Smith Colleges accepts a maximum of two years of college-level work (up to 16 three-credit-hour courses) from other undergraduate institutions. Only courses in which you have earned a C or better, or its equivalent, are considered for transfer credit.


  • Common Application
  • Final high school transcript
  • Official college transcript/transcripts from any college ever attended
  • Academic Evaluation/Recommendation Letter from someone who has taught you in the past 2 years (HS Teacher, College Professor)
  • Registrar Report from your current college/university
  • If interested in need-based Financial Aid, please submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)


  • July 1
    Applications due for Fall admission

  • November 1
    Applications due for Spring admission

Additional Information

Visit us

“I have been all over this country to speak at colleges and universities, and let me tell you, there is a sense of community at Hobart and William Smith that I have not seen elsewhere.”

John Lewis, Former U.S. congressman (D-GA) and civil rights activist, HWS convocation speaker
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Admissions office

Visit us


629 South Main Street
Geneva, NY 14456, United States of America

Phone number

(800) 852-2256