Delivering dynamic academic experiences around the world, Hobart and William Smith have been ranked seventh in the nation for study abroad opportunities and global programming in Princeton Review‘s “The Best 381 Colleges 2017.” HWS stands alongside schools like Bates College, Syracuse University, Carleton College and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
From England and Brazil to South Africa, Jordan and China, global experiences remain a point of distinction at the Colleges. While the national average is just 2%, at HWS, 60% of students study abroad in more than 50 programs on six continents. The nationally recognized Center for Global Education provides HWS faculty-led abroad programs, which include pre- and post-departure advising and opportunities. The Colleges also offer programs like the Charles H. Salisbury Summer International Internship Stipend, which enable students to explore their futures through internships at leading companies and organizations worldwide.
Earlier this year, Hobart and William Smith were also named 13th in the nation among the colleges with the most recipients of 2015-16 U.S. Fulbright Student Awards. In two back-to-back record years, 14 members of the Classes of 2015 and 2016 earned Fulbright fellowships taking them around the world to study and teach.
HWS study abroad was also recently praised in the Princeton Review‘s “Colleges That Create Futures” and the “Fiske Guide to Colleges 2017.” Other recent accolades for academics and outcomes include Hobart and William Smith being named by Money magazine as one of the nation’s “50 Best Liberal Arts Colleges” for the second year in a row, and 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.
As part of “The Best 381 Colleges 2017” announcement, the Colleges have also been recognized for having one of the country’s best college radio stations, which broadcasts WEOS 89.5FM, 90.3FM and WHWS 105.7FM from their home at the Scandling Campus Center. The “Best Colleges” profile also praised HWS for excellence in academics, strong faculty engagement and small class sizes.