Colleges are Road Trip Feature – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Colleges are Road Trip Feature

Destination: Hobart and William Smith. At least for those surfing U.S. News and World Report.

January 18, 2002 GENEVA, N.Y.–Each week U.S. News and World Report directs its Web audience to colleges across the country. This week, those travelers are going to Hobart and William Smith in Geneva. The Colleges are the “Road Trip” feature on U.S. News and World Report's January 16 “First Stop: College” newsletter. It can be viewed at

To introduce the Colleges, the article gave a brief history of the Colleges' founding and discussed the coordinate education approach. “This college is actually two schools. The original men's medical school graduated Elizabeth Blackwell in 1849, making her the first female doctor in the hemisphere. In 1908, the men started sharing a science building with the neighboring ladies' college, marking the beginning of a close relationship for the schools that has grown over the years to its current status of coordinate colleges. Hint: Gender issues are big on this campus, located near the famed Seneca Falls Convention for women's rights, and host to separate men's studies as well as women's departments.”

The “Road Trip” gives a profile of the Colleges, including more specific information on HWS admissions, Web site, academics, financial aid, ranking, student services, campus life, and extracurricular opportunities.

Hobart and William Smith Colleges are coordinate, private, liberal arts institutions, located in Geneva, N.Y. in the heart of the Finger Lakes region. The Colleges, which have a combined enrollment of 1,800, offer a remarkably broad array of majors and minors, with a cross-disciplinary flavor intended to better inform both professional and intellectual pursuits. The Colleges are noted also for an ambitious emphasis on international study, and for their programs in community service. Hobart College for men and William Smith College for women share faculty, facilities, and curriculum, but maintain separate dean's offices, athletics programs, student governments, and traditions.