Forbes Names Hartwick a Top 600 School

August 13, 2010

Forbes magazine and the Center for College Affordability and Productivity have again ranked Hartwick College among the Top 600 colleges and universities in the country. Ranked 386th out of the more than 6,600 college campuses nationwide, Hartwick was chosen based on quality of education, as well as student experience and achievement.

"Hartwick's ranking reflects our continued dedication to integrating a quality liberal arts education with myriad experiential learning opportunities such as study abroad, internships, and student-faculty collaborative research," Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing David Conway said. "We are pleased that Forbes magazine and the Center for College Affordability and Productivity have once again recognized the value of a Hartwick education. We are and will continue to be committed to ensuring an affordable education through strong financial aid programs, modest tuition increases, and innovative offerings such as the Three-Year Degree Program."

Noted along with the College's ranking is the affordability of a Hartwick education, including financial aid and tuition remission programs. Hartwick's ranking places it above such regional colleges as SUNY Albany and Russell Sage College, and ahead of Canisius College, Iona College, St. John's University, Hofstra University, Rochester Institute of Technology, Pace University, Elmira College, and SUNY Buffalo. Nationally, Forbes ranks Hartwick ahead of Auburn University, San Diego State University, and Temple University, among others.

"Our list of more than 600 undergraduate institutions is based on the quality of the education they provide, the experiences of the students and how much they achieve," the groups said in announcing this year's list. "To our way of thinking, a good college is one that meets student needs. While some college rankings are based partly on school reputation as evaluated by college administrators and on the amount of money spent, we focus on things which directly concern incoming students: Will my courses be interesting and rewarding? Will I get a good job after I graduate? Is it likely I will graduate in four years? Will I incur a ton of debt getting my degree?"

Working with those questions from the students' points of view, the CCAP ranked institutions based on post-graduate success, average salaries of graduates, estimated average student debt after four years, student evaluations of courses and instructors, graduation rates, and the percentage of students or faculty who have won nationally competitive awards.

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Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,480 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.

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