Hartwick Plans August 6 Open House for Prospective Students

July 6, 2011

Hartwick College will host an Open House program on Saturday, August 6, for all those who are interested in becoming part of the Hartwick College student community.

To register, click here.

The Open House will provide opportunities to learn more about Hartwick's 425-acre campus, 31 academic majors, and extracurricular offerings; meet with Hartwick faculty and students in their prospective major; tour Hartwick's campus; discover the College's innovative Three-Year Bachelor's Degree Program and study-abroad opportunities, and much more.

The event will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m. in Binder Physical Education Center. The morning registration will consist of early morning tours, a presentation on Hartwick's innovative Three-Year Bachelor's Degree Program, and the opportunity to talk with faculty and staff. Light refreshments will be served.

A welcome will begin at 10:10 a.m., followed by an admissions and financial aid presentation, and a presentation about the new first-year experience.

The day will conclude with tours of campus and opportunities to talk with admissions counselors. Students will be able to learn of a decision on admission and merit scholarship amount on August 6, as well.  Students need to complete our online application or print a copy and bring a final end-of-year junior transcript. Please note, these decisions are not binding agreements.

Families also will have the opportunity to venture out to Hartwick's Pine Lake Environmental Campus and Hunter's Reign Equestrian Facility.

The Princeton Reviewhas once again named Hartwick College one of the best colleges in the Northeast in its online ranking, 2011 Best Colleges: Region by Region, and print edition, The Best Northeastern Colleges.

In its profile of Hartwick, The Princeton Review describes the College as "a small liberal arts school in upstate New York with a broad core curriculum, notable offerings in nursing and music education, and a 'very strong biology program." The review also highlights Hartwick's Pine Lake Environmental Campus as "a natural classroom of woodlands" that is "an amazing retreat to either relax or study in."

Also noted are Hartwick's one-month intensive January Term program, internships, and classes, as well as study-abroad opportunities around the world. Students surveyed by The Princeton Review lauded Hartwick's small class sizes, double and triple majors, and easily approachable teachers.

Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing David Conwaynoted that high school students continue to recognize the value of a Hartwick College education. The College received a record number of applications for the fall 2010 incoming class, with nine students applying for each of the 500 seats in the freshman class, he noted, setting the stage for the College's most diverse and academically talented class in a decade.

To sign up for the August 6 Open House, please click here.

For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at 888-HARTWICK (888-427-8942) or

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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 a uniquely experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a unique January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast 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.

Contact: Christopher Lott
Phone: 607-431-4030