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October 2 Open House to Feature Scholarship Competition

September 1, 2010

Hartwick College will host an Open House program on Saturday, October 2, for all those who are interested in becoming part of the Hartwick College student community.

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 current students in their prospective major; tour Hartwick's campus; discover the College's innovative Three-Year Degree Program and study-abroad opportunities, and much more.

Scholarship Competition

Students who attend the Open House will be able to enter a special scholarship competition. To participate, please respond to the following statement:

"A Step in the Wrong Direction Can Lead You to the Right Place."

Responses may be either an essay (no more than 300 words) or a video (no more than one minute). Hartwick will award 2 scholarships of $2,500, 3 of $1,000 and 4 of $500. Entries must be received by the Office of Admissions no later than Friday, September 24. To be eligible, entrants must attend the Open House. Winners will be announced at the Open House. These scholarships will be in addition to all other Hartwick financial aid for which entrants qualify.

The Princeton Review has 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 the 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 David Conway noted 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 October 2 Open House, please click here.

The day will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m. outside Lambros Arena. Highlighting a full day of events and activities, an opening ceremony with welcoming remarks from Conway will be held at 10 a.m. Other planned events include campus tours, an academic fair, and presentations on Hartwick's unique programming.

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 1,480 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.

Contact: Christopher Lott
Phone: 607-431-4030