Facts & Figures

Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,392 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.

Our Students

1,392 full-time students come from 29 states and 20 countries; 40% male, 60% female; 18% ALANA (African-American, Hispanic, Asian-American, Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, and Native American); 3% international students; 75% New York State residents. Average class size is 16.

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 33 three-year students (27 freshmen and 6 transfers), and they join 74 returning students.

Junior/Senior Major Enrollments: Social & Behavioral Sciences 28%; Humanities 15%; Physical and Life Sciences 24%; Business and Accounting 17%; Nursing & Medical Technology 14%; Interdisciplinary <1%. Largest enrollments are: Business & Accounting, Nursing, Biology, Sociology and Political Science.

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: 388 (26%) 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, criminal justice, economics, English, environmental chemistry, environment, sustainability and society, French, geology and environmental sciences, German, global studies, history, information science, mathematics, medical technology, music, music education, nursing, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, 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, criminal justice, documentary photography, environmental science and policy, finance, graphic communications, educational studies, Latin American and Caribbean studies, legal studies, literature, museum studies, peace & conflict studies, race and ethnic studies, and women’s and gender studies. Minors also are available in almost all majors (26 of 34 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, Syracuse 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.


187 faculty members, of which 105 are full-time and 82 are part-time; 86% of full-time faculty members hold the highest degree in their disciplines; 79% are tenured or on tenure-track; the student to faculty ratio is 10.3:1.

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, 

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 289,988 books, serial backfiles, and other paper materials; 237 periodicals (133 in print and 104 electronic) and 3,211 media resources.

Residential Facilities

77% of Hartwick students live in College on-campus housing. Housing options include traditional residence halls, suites, and townhouse apartments. Twenty-six students 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.

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