Hobart and William Smith Colleges have been named by Money magazine as one of the nation’s “50 Best Liberal Arts Colleges” for the second year in a row.
The Colleges were featured in the newly released list alongside schools like Amherst College, Colgate University, Bowdoin College, Hamilton College and Williams College. The recognition examines key areas such as outcomes, educational quality and financial aid. Money sourced data from the U.S. Department of Education, Peterson’s and PayScale.com.
Money’s “Best Liberal Arts Colleges” ranking coincides with its annual list of the best colleges and universities in the nation. The Colleges’ profile features anonymous student feedback, including one student who praises the Guaranteed Internship program and the Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Education: “Career services helps a lot with resumes and preparing for interviews. There are many employers that visit campus that also give lectures and a look into real jobs, which also helps us tailor our interests. It is very easy to get into contact with alumni and even seek help through them via career services.”
Recently, Hobart and William Smith were also recognized as a top school for outcomes in Forbes‘ Grateful Grad Index, which ranks institutions by their return on investment (ROI), taking into consideration metrics such as annual giving and participation rates.
Earlier this year, Hobart and William Smith were named among the top colleges with the most recipients of 2015-16 U.S. Fulbright Student Awards, placing 13th in the nation. In two back-to-back record years, 14 members of the Classes of 2015 and 2016 earned Fulbrights.
The Princeton Review’s 2016 edition of Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck, recognized HWS as one of the nation’s top colleges and universities for delivering the best in education, affordability, career preparation and outcomes. The Colleges were also recently recognized for having excellent academic and co-curricular programs in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2017.
In addition, Hobart and William Smith were named in Princeton Review’s Colleges That Create Futures: 50 Schools That Launch Careers by Going Beyond the Classroom as one of the nation’s 50 best colleges and universities for providing students with outstanding outcomes.
During the 2014-2015 academic year, the Colleges were nationally lauded as one of only four institutions named as finalists for the President’s Award for Education Community Service in an Honor Roll of nearly 800 colleges and universities.