Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,178 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick’s expansive curriculum emphasizes a uniquely experiential approach to liberal arts.
Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a unique January Term, a wide range of internships and 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.
1,178 full-time students come from 19 states and 20 countries; 41% male, 59% female; 23% ALANA (African-American, Hispanic, Asian-American, Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, and Native American); 3% international students; 75% New York State residents. Average class size is 15.
Three-Year Bachelor’s Degree Program: An accelerated program of study for 22 majors allows the focused student to graduate in just three years. The program started in 2009. This year the College enrolled 40 three-year students (30 freshmen and 10 transfers), and they join 58 returning students.
Junior/Senior Major Enrollments: Social & Behavioral Sciences 32%; Humanities 10%; Physical and Life Sciences 21%; Business and Accounting 16%; Nursing & Medical Technology 19%; Interdisciplinary <1%. Largest enrollments are: Nursing, Business Administration, Biology, Psychology and Sociology.
Student Organizations: More than 70 special interest student organizations are active on campus. Approximately 7% of students belong to Greek organizations, with three fraternities (two national and one international) and four sororities (one international, one national, and two local).
Athletics: 422 (35%) of students participate in one or more sports. Affiliation: NCAA Division III for most sports programs, Division I for men’s soccer and women’s water polo. Intercollegiate sports for women: basketball, cross-country, equestrian, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, swimming & diving, tennis, volleyball, water polo. Intercollegiate sports for men: basketball, cross-country, football, lacrosse, soccer, swimming & diving, tennis.
Majors: accounting (general & CPA), actuarial mathematics, anthropology, art, art history, biochemistry, biology, business administration, chemistry, computer science, creative writing, criminal justice, economics, English, environmental chemistry, environment, sustainability and society, French, geology and environmental sciences, global studies, history, mathematics, medical technology, music, music education, nursing, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, public health, religious studies, sociology, Spanish, theatre arts. An Individual Student Program, a student-designed major, is offered for students whose interests lie outside an established major.
Minors: cognitive science, documentary photography, environmental science and policy, finance, graphic communications, educational studies, Latin American and Caribbean studies, legal studies, literature, museum studies, peace and conflict studies, race and ethnic studies, and women’s and gender studies. Minors also are available in almost all majors.
Special Programs: certification in elementary and secondary education, dual certification in childhood/special education and middle childhood and adolescence/special education, certification in coaching, honors.
Pre-Professional Programs: pre-allied health professions, pre-engineering, pre-law, pre-medicine.
Cooperative Programs: 4-1 MBA programs with Clarkson University or Union Graduate College; 3-2 engineering with Clarkson University or Colombia University; 3-3 D.D. program with Albany Law School; collaborative program for physical and occupational therapy with Sage Graduate School. For undergraduate opportunities at Hartwick, there is the Partnership for Nursing Opportunities with Bassett Healthcare.
176 faculty members, of which 108 are full-time and 68 are part-time; 80% of full-time faculty members hold the highest degree in their disciplines; 83% are tenured or on tenure-track; the student to faculty ratio is 11:1.
Off-Campus Study/Institutional Affiliations
Hartwick affiliations include: School for International Training; Central College Abroad; National Outdoor Leadership Seminar; Academic Programs International, and University Studies Abroad Consortium, Hanze University Exchange, University of Fribourg Exchange, Institut de Touraine in Tours, France, Regent’s University, London, CISabroad, Institute for Study Abroad, International Studies Abroad, University of Wales at Trinity Saint David.
Information Technology & Resources
The campus network provides everyone with voice mail, TV access, wired and wireless Internet access. Hartwick’s Stevens-German Library utilizes technology and the Internet to provide Hartwick students, faculty, and staff with a wide range of information and learning resources. The Library’s collection includes more than 300,000 books, serial backfiles, and other paper materials; access to over 40,000 serial titles (print and electronic) and 3,000 media resources.
80% of Hartwick students live in College on-campus housing. Housing options include traditional residence halls, suites, and townhouse apartments. Up to thirty-one students may live at the College’s Pine Lake Environmental Campus, located eight miles from the main campus.
Hartwick College is an independent college operating under a charter granted by the Regents of the University of the State of New York.
The College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, the National Association of Schools of Music. The baccalaureate nursing program at Hartwick College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The Bachelor of Science degree program in chemistry is approved by the American Chemical Society. Hartwick College’s Teacher Education Program is a Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) accredited program.