Hartwick College

Forbes Names Hartwick Among ‘America’s Top Colleges’

July 31, 2013

Forbes Magazine has again named Hartwick one of the best colleges in the United States. Hartwick placed 323rd overall in this year's Forbes ranking of the 650 best colleges and universities in the nation, an increase of 54 places over the 2012 list. Forbes also ranked Hartwick College as 122nd in the Northeast, and 230th among private colleges - up 51 spots from last year.

"Hartwick's continued climb up these prestigious national rankings is gratifying," said Hartwick Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing David Conway. "We are pleased when outside groups acknowledge the continued value of a liberal arts education infused with hands-on learning. Further, this confirms the importance of Hartwick' focus on making this transformational experience affordable for our students and their families while ensuring student success through graduation and beyond."

In ranking the nation's institutions of higher education, Forbes considered factors that directly concern today's incoming students, such as student satisfaction, post-graduate success, student debt, graduation rate, and nationally competitive awards. The rankings were compiled exclusively for Forbes by the Washington, D.C.-based Center for College Affordability and Productivity.

According to Forbes, "what sets our calculation of 650 colleges and universities apart from other rankings is our firm belief in 'output' over 'input.' ...Our sights are set directly on ROI: What are students getting out of college."

For additional information on Hartwick's ranking, visit or contact Conway at or 607-431-4157.

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Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,500 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick's expansive curriculum emphasizes an experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a distinctive January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for not just their first jobs, but for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor's Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.

Contact: Valerie Capullo
Phone: 607-431-4031