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Colleges Cited as Outstanding

Hobart and William Smith Colleges were listed in the book “Harvard Schmarvard: Getting Beyond the Ivy League to the College That Is Best for You” by Jay Mathews (Prima Publishing, 2003) as an outstanding but underappreciated institution.

Features of the book include
• How to survive the application process without losing your sanity or sense of humor
• Tips on writing essays, visiting campuses, and keeping cool during your college interviews
• The truth about search letter scams and the early admissions game

Mathews is an education reporter and columnist for the Washington Post. He has been an alumnus recruiter for Harvard for 20 years and lives in Bethesda, Md.

Mathews' column in the The Washington Post April 1, 2003, was titled “Colleges Worth Considering” and gave the list of colleges.

The following list was found on the Clark University Web site.

The Top 100 Outstanding (but Underappreciated) Colleges

As they appear in “Harvard Schmarvard,” Prima Publishing 2003

  1. Elon University, Elon, NC (www.elon.edu)
  2. Earlham College, Richmond, Ind. (www.earlham.edu)
  3. Clark University, Worcester, Mass. (www.clarku.edu)
  4. College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio (www.wooster.edu)
  5. Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, Mich. (www.kzoo.edu)
  6. Rhodes College, Memphis, Tenn. (www.rhodes.edu)
  7. Guilford College, Greensboro, NC (www.guilford.edu)
  8. Occidental College, Los Angeles, Calif. (www.oxy.edu)
  9. Washington College, Chestertown, Md. (www.washcoll.edu)
  10. Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, Ill. (www.iwu.edu)
  11. Trinity University, San Antonio, Tex. (www.trinity.edu)
  12. Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio (www.kenyon.edu)
  13. Whitman College, Walla Walla, Wash. (www.whitman.edu)
  14. Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa (www.grinnell.edu)
  15. Wheaton College, Wheaton, Ill. (www.wheaton.edu)
  16. Dickinson College, Carlisle, Penn. (www.dickinson.edu)
  17. Christopher Newport University, Newport News, Va. (www.cnu.edu)
  18. Truman State University, Kirksville, Mo. (www.truman.edu)
  19. Westminster College, Fulton, Mo. (www.westminster-mo.edu)
  20. Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, Calif. (www.lmu.edu)
  21. Macalester College, St. Paul, Minn. (www.macalester.edu)
  22. Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY (www.hartwick.edu)
  23. Goucher College, Baltimore, MD (www.goucher.edu)
  24. Hendrix College, Conway, Ark. (www.hendrix.edu)
  25. Austin College, Sherman, Tex. (www.austincollege.edu)
  26. Berry College, Mount Berry, Ga. (www.berry.edu)
  27. St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minn. (www.stolaf.edu)
  28. Bates College, Lewiston, Me. (www.bates.edu)
  29. Allegheny College, Meadville, Penn. (www.allegheny.edu)
  30. Davidson College, Davidson, NC (www.davidson.edu)
  31. Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colo. (www.coloradocollege.edu)
  32. Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Penn. (www.gettysburg.edu)
  33. Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Conn. (www.quinnipiac.edu)
  34. Millsaps College, Jackson, Miss. (www.millsaps.edu)
  35. Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY (www.bard.edu)
  36. York College of Pennsylvania, York, Penn. (www.ycp.edu)
  37. Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Penn. (www.muhlenberg.edu)
  38. Keene State College, Keene, NH (www.keene.edu)
  39. Ursinus College, Collegeville, Penn. (www.ursinus.edu)
  40. University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Wash. (www.ups.edu)
  41. Spelman College, Atlanta, Ga. (www.spelman.edu)
  42. St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY (www.stlawu.edu)
  43. St. John's College, Annapolis, Md. And Santa Fe, NM (www.sjca.edu)
  44. Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Ga. (www.scad.edu)
  45. Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Ind. (www.wabash.edu)
  46. University of Tampa, Tampa, Fla. (www.utampa.edu)
  47. Hope College, Holland, Mich. (www.hope.edu)
  48. Evergreen State College, Olympia, Wash. (www.evergreen.edu)
  49. Centre College, Danville, Ken. (www.centre.edu)
  50. Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg, Va. (www.mwc.edu)
  51. Beloit College, Beloit, Wis. (www.beloit.edu)
  52. Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Penn. (www.bucknell.edu)
  53. Depauw University, Greencastle, Ind. (www.depauw.edu)
  54. Flagler College, St. Augustine, Fla. (www.flagler.edu)
  55. Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY (www.ithaca.edu)
  56. Johnson & Wales University, Providence, RI (www.jwu.edu)
  57. Nazareth College of Rochester, Rochester, NY (www.naz.edu)
  58. Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC (www.wcu.edu)
  59. University of Redlands, Redlands, Calif. (www.redlands.edu)
  60. Paul Smith's College, Paul Smiths [cq], NY (www.paulsmiths.edu)
  61. Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Mo. (