College rankings, guidebooks and awards 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 our campus and talking with current students and faculty. But in the meantime, check out what others have said about us:

  In the 2017 edition of its “Best Colleges” guide, U.S. News & World Report has once Once again Hartwick College is ranked among the country’s Best National Liberal Arts Colleges. Hartwick ranked 159th among liberal arts colleges overall. Hartwick was also cited as a top liberal arts college for “Campus Ethnic Diversity” and “Economic Diversity”.
 Fiske Guide 2016 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 Top Colleges 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.
 Princeton Review The Princeton Review 2017 Best Colleges in the Northeast: Hartwick is one of 228 colleges chosen for the “Best in the Northeast” section of the website feature, “2017 Best Colleges: Region by Region.” Within the listing, Hartwick is described as “a tight-knit community that gives endless opportunities to its students.” Hartwick was also cited as a “Green College,” for being “an environmentally aware and prepared insititution.”
 Washington Monthly 2016 College Rankings
Washington Monthly 2016 College Rankings: In Washington Monthly’s 2016 College Rankings, Hartwick is ranked 192 out of a list of the top 239 liberal arts colleges in the nation. The College is also listed in the top 386 schools for “Best Bang for the Buck – Northeast.”
 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education
Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education

In its first-ever ranking, The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education placed Hartwick 347th in its top colleges and universities nationwide for 2017 (over 1,000 total schools were analyzed; top 500 were ranked).

 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.
 AdmissionsCounselors_PLACEHOLDER_300x300 Multiple outlets within New York’s Business Journal News Network have 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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