• Swoop, Hartwick College mascot
  • Hartwick student during art show
  • Rain Garden and Bresee Hall, Hartwick College
  • Bresee Hall, Hartwick College

Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet 2014 - 15 

Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,540 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.

1,507 full-time students come from 26 states and 25 countries; 39% male, 61% female; 17% ALANA (African-American, Hispanic, Asian-American, Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, and Native American); 4%  international students; 75% New York State residents.  Average class size is 17.

Three-year Degree Program: An accelerated program of study for 24 majors and allows the focused student to graduate in just three years. The program started in 2009. This year the College enrolled 37 (freshmen), and they join 79 returning students.

Junior/Senior Major Enrollments: Social & Behavioral Sciences 44%; Humanities 18%; Physical and Life Sciences 37%; Business and Accounting 15%; Nursing & Medical Technology 12%; Interdisciplinary <1%. Largest enrollments are: Business & Accounting,  Nursing, Biology, Psychology and Political Science.

Student Organizations: More than 70 special interest student organizations are active on campus. Approximately 9% of students belong to Greek organizations, with two fraternities (national) and three sororities (one international and two local).

Athletics: 452 (29%) 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 2018 Admissions Profile
Applications received   5,036
Numbering Entering:         419
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  99.8%
Average institutional award  $21,632
Percent of full-time students receiving Federal Pell Grants  37.0%

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: engineering with Clarkson University and Columbia University; law with Albany Law School; MBA with Clarkson University and Union College; Partnership for Nursing Opportunities with Bassett Healthcare; physical and occupational therapy with Sage Graduate School.

200 faculty members, of which 111 are full-time; 87% of full-time faculty members hold the highest degree in their disciplines; the student to faculty ratio is 10.8:1.

Hartwick affiliations include: The American University Washington Semester; School for International Training; Central College Abroad; National Outdoor Leadership Seminar; Institute for Study Abroad - Butler,; International Studies Abroad; Academic Programs International; CIS Abroad; Globalinks; 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 300,606 books, serial backfiles, and other paper materials;  3,620 e-books, 80 databases and 3,644 media resources.

81% of Hartwick students live in College on-campus housing. Housing options include traditional residence halls, suites, and townhouse apartments. 33 additional students live at the College's Pine Lake Environmental Campus, located eight miles from the main campus.

For the Class of 2013, 61.8% of the graduates are employed and 28% are enrolled in graduate or professional school.

Graduates (2013-14)       354  (July 2013 through June 2014)
Student Right-to-Know:
      Graduation Rate (6 years) 57.1% (For the Class entering Fall 2008)
      Student Athlete Graduation Rate 38% (For the Division I Class entering Fall 2008)
First Year to Sophomore Retention Rate 77.8% (For the Class entering Fall 2013)
2014 Graduates Top Five Majors: Business Administration,  Nursing, Biology, Sociology, Psychology and Political Science (tied)

Alumni/ae of record (June 30, 2014) 18,202
Alumni/ae giving rate: 17.6%
Geographic distribution: 50% reside in the Mid-Atlantic region (New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware), 16% in New England, 8% in the Southeast, and 0.5% reside abroad.

69% of alumni/ae graduated after 1980.
The most common professional fields among Hartwick alumni/ae are management, nursing, education.

COSTS (Class of 2017)
Tuition $39,260
Fees (matriculation, activity, wellness, Pine Lake, campus card) $ 1,210
Room (double occupancy) $ 5,680
Board (19 meals) $ 5,120
Personal expense allowance (books, travel, other) $ 1,400
Total $52,270

27 members as of October 2013; 44% female, 56% male. 74% alumni/ae, 14% community members. Occupational areas represented include accounting, education, financial services, healthcare, nursing, legal services, military services and philantrophy.

Based on Fall 2014 cross-applications, Hartwick's primary overlap institutions included:  SUNY Oneonta, SUNY Binghamton,  SUNY Stony Brook, Quinnipiac University, SUNY Albany, Ithaca College, SUNY Buffalo. (Source: Fall 2014 College Board Overlap)

The 2010 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 Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC).

Fact Sheet 2013 - 2014

Fact Sheet 2012 - 2013

Fact Sheet  2011 - 2012

Fact Sheet  2010 - 2011

Fact Sheet  2009 - 2010