• Yager Bell Tower, Hartwick College
  • Dewar Union, Hartwick College
  • Hartwick students working on a project in class.
  • Hartwick students studying rock formations

A Personalized Education

A Hartwick education is a personalized education. With a 11.4-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio and an average class size of 18, students really get to know their professors. Professors are mentors who give students the confidence to succeed, in whatever they choose to do.

While our faculty and staff are accomplished scholars and professionals, they make the teaching and support of students their top priority. We measure our success through graduate school admissions rates, employment opportunities, and the satisfaction of our alumni and alumnae.

But the best way to measure our commitment to students is to walk around our campus and community and see our students talking with professors, coaches, advisors, and staff members. At Hartwick, we believe we have an obligation to students and families to provide real returns on the investment they make in a Hartwick education. We do that student by student, every day.

  • Hartwick scores higher than the national average for freshmen and seniors in several areas of Effective Educational Practice: Level of Academic Challenge, Active and Collaborative Learning, Student-Faculty Interaction, and Enriching Educational Experiences (2010 National Survey of Student Engagement*).
  • Hartwick promotes high levels of student achievement by emphasizing the importance of academic effort and by setting high expectations for student performance—and we provide the support students need to meet and exceed academic expectations.
  • Hartwick's Office of Academic & Pre-professional Advising and Career Services office work with students from the moment they step onto campus to help them make decisions about majors and career paths that are right for them.
  • MetroLink, our award-winning weeklong job shadow program, connects students with our alumni in New York City and Boston, and provides an inside perspective on a wide variety of careers. One-day job shadowing programs on Oneonta, Cooperstown, and nearby Binghamton, NY, also provide first-year students with an early test-drive of careers in which they are interested.
  • More than 95% of our students are employed or in graduate school within six months of their graduation. About 20% go on to graduate school directly.
  • Hartwick provides career-related services for life—at no cost.

* The National Survey of Student Engagement is co-sponsored by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Pew Forum on Undergraduate Learning.