O’Laughlin Quoted on Colleges Admissions – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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O’Laughlin Quoted on Colleges Admissions

High school students are waiting anxiously to hear if they've been accepted at the colleges to which they've applied in an increasingly competitive world. The Jan. 18 Democrat and Chronicle story “College-bound high school seniors' futures are on the line” showed statistics of various Rochester-area colleges, including Hobart and William Smith.

“Our applicant pool has increased 30 percent in the last five years,” said Mara O'Laughlin, director of admissions. “Our classes haven't grown. The demographics are definitely on the side of the colleges right now.”

The middle 50 percent of incoming freshmen at HWS have SAT scores between 1150 and 1250 and mean grade point averages of 3.3.