2013 Washington Monthly College Rankings

Washington Monthly Again Ranks Hartwick a Top Liberal Arts College

August 29, 2013

Hartwick College is ranked 152 out of a list of the top 255 liberal arts colleges in the nation by Washington Monthly magazine in its 2013 College Guide. 

This year's rating has boosted Hartwick 15 spots higher than the 2012 rankings from Washington Monthly, and remains among the highest Hartwick has received to date in national or international listings of the best colleges and universities.

"This is an extraordinary time in our nation, and in higher education" said Hartwick College President Dr. Margaret L. Drugovich. "Though the national dialogue seems focused on cost, the quality of the educational experience and associated student outcomes must remain a priority. Families hope for access to a college experience that helps their child develop as a whole person - intellectually, socially, culturally - with the promise of a lifetime of career and personal accomplishment.  Washington Monthly's rating is a reflection that Hartwick is among those colleges that are serious about access, and serious about preparing students for a lifetime of success, satisfaction, and civic engagement."

Since 2005, the Washington Monthly has published rankings that pose a different question than most other college and university rankings today, which is: "What are colleges doing for the country?"

Washington Monthly's rankings rate schools based on their contribution to the public good based on three broad categories. The first is social mobility, which gives colleges credit for enrolling low-income students and helping them earn degrees. The second recognizes research production, particularly at schools whose undergraduates go on to earn doctorates. Third, the rankings value a commitment to service, concentrating on schools who encourage students to give something back to their country.

"The Washington Monthly's college guide demonstrates that it's possible to serve a variety of public interests and provide a great college experience at the same time," say the Editors of the 2013 College Guide. "Our rankings aim to identify institutions that are acting on behalf of the true public interest."

To see a complete list of this year's Washington Monthly rankings, visit

For additional information, contact Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Valerie Capullo at 607-431-4031 or

* * * * * * * * * * * * *

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