50 Best Colleges 2005 – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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50 Best Colleges 2005

Cosmo GIRL! New York, NY
October, 2005

Welcome, class of 2010
The year 2010 is when all of you high school seniors will graduate from college! So if you’re in the class of 2010 – or 2011 or 2012 – now is the time to think about where you’ll go. CG’s got some ideas!

Deciding which college to go to is one of the most exciting – and, okay, completely scary – decisions you’ll ever make. CosmoGIRL! is here to help you with our second annual list of the top 50 colleges – specifically selected for you. We looked for schools with small class sizes, prominent female faculty, strong women’s sports teams, career centers that excel at internship and job placement, and leadership opportunities in campus clubs and activities. This year we also took a look at colleges with technological specialities and ones that will let your entrepreneurial spirit thrive. (We now a lot of you are into being your own boss!) So take a look at our alphabetical list and narrow it down to a few schools that most interest you. The secret to picking the best one is doing your research and then trusting your gut. And we know you can do it. Good luck, CG!

Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Geneva, N.Y.

Undergrad enrollment: 1,840
Tuition: $31,850
Student-to-faculty ratio: 11:1
Average SAT score: V:550; M:600
Average ACT score: NR
Claim to fame: It’s two schools in one! Women go to William Smith, men go to Hobart. Each college has its own student government and traditions, but the students attend classes together.

Most popular major: economics

Intriguing course:“Beam Me Up, Einstein” Boldy go where no one has gone before (get it?!) in this class, where you’ll learn about physics by watching Star Trek. No joke!