• Hartwick students at Pine Lake
  • Swoop, Hartwick College mascot
  • Bresee Hall, Hartwick College
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What Others Say About Us

College rankings and guidebooks can’t tell you whether Hartwick’s the best fit for you, but they can give you some useful information. Decide for yourself by doing your own research, reading everything you can find, and especially by visiting the campus and talking with current students and faculty. But in the meantime, check out what others have said about us:

Hartwick College Logo In the 2016 edition of its "Best Colleges" guide, U.S. News & World Report has once again ranked Hartwick College among the country's Best National Liberal Arts Colleges. This year, Hartwick ranked 164th among liberal arts colleges overall.
2016 Fiske Guide The 2016 Fiske Guide to Colleges: Hartwick is named one of the 300 best and most interesting U.S. colleges and universities. Fiske notes that Hartwick College is "characterized by its strong liberal arts program," which "emphasizes study abroad, crystallizing the school's philosophy that learning isn't about rote memorization, it's about creating experiential knowledge and developing skills."
Forbes Magazine

Forbes Magazine has again named Hartwick one of the best colleges in the United States. Hartwick placed 323rd overall in the 2013 Forbes ranking of the 650 best colleges and universities in the nation, an increase of 54 places over the 2012 list. Forbes also ranked Hartwick College as 122nd in the Northeast, and 230th among private colleges - up 51 spots from last year.

2015 Princeton Review

The Princeton Review 2016 Best Colleges in the Northeast: Hartwick is one of 225 colleges chosen for the "Best in the Northeast" section of the website feature, "2016 Best Colleges: Region by Region." Within the listing, Hartwick is described as "a tight-knit community that gives endless opportunities to its students."

2013 Washington Monthly

Washington Monthly 2013 College Rankings-What Can Colleges Do for the Country?: Hartwick is ranked 152 out of a list of the top 255 liberal arts colleges in the nation. 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.

Business Insider

Business Insider ranked Hartwick among the top 50 most underrated colleges in America, in a new survey that recognizes schools deserving of more recognition. The College was ranked 13th overall from a pool of 316 schools analyzed, topping some of the nation's highest-profile colleges and universities. The survey specifically highlighted Hartwick's unique Three-Year Bachelor's Degree Program, and its graduates' average mid-career salary of $85,800.  

Open Doors

Open Doors: Report on International Education Exchange: Hartwick is consistently ranked in the top 50 baccalaureate colleges nationwide in the percentage of students who study abroad.

Business Journal News Network Multiple outlets within New York's Business Journal News Network have recently recognized Hartwick College. In 2013, Hartwick was named to The Greater Binghamton Business Journal's "Top Colleges & Universities" list, Buffalo Business First Magazine ranked Hartwick as one of the 50 most selective colleges within the Buffalo zone and The Central New York Business Journal named Hartwick to their "Largest Nursing Programs" list.
Newsweek Newsweek, October 2009: In "The Three-Year Solution: How the reinvention of higher education benefits parents, students, and schools," U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee lauds Hartwick's program as a "forward thinking" example of innovative measures being taken by colleges to help families and students cut costs.
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