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HWS Named a Top Producer of Fulbright Students

Hobart and William Smith are again ranked among U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most 2019-2020 Fulbright U.S. Students. Each year the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces the top producing institutions for the Fulbright Program, the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program. The Chronicle of Higher Education publishes the list annually.

In the past five years through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, 25 HWS students have been awarded full research grants and English Teaching Assistantships awarded for graduate study, research or teaching opportunities. The Colleges have been recognized among the nation’s top Fulbright producing institutions four of the past five years.

“It is a great honor for HWS to be recognized for the achievements of our students and recent graduates accepted to the Fulbright program,” says President Joyce P. Jacobsen. “HWS Fulbright recipients who study, teach and serve in communities around the world reflect the intellectual passion and values of our campus, as well as the strong support and preparation on behalf of our faculty and staff. The Colleges could not be more proud.”

The Fulbright recognition follows other national accolades for HWS. In the 2020 edition of Best Value Colleges, Princeton Review ranks Hobart and William Smith among the nation’s top 25 schools for campus engagement, academics, financial aid and strong career prospects for graduates.

Earlier this academic year, the 2020 edition of the Princeton Review’s Best 385 Colleges placed the Colleges’ study abroad program third on the “Most Popular Study Abroad” list, making four years in a row that HWS has been a top-10 study abroad school (No. 7 in 2017 and No. 1 in the 2018 and 2019 editions). For the third year in a row, HWS was named to the “Professors Get High Marks,” list, ranking 13, while coming in at 20 for “Most Politically Active.” HWS was also listed as a “Green College” and included among the “Colleges That Create Futures.”

These recognitions follow several other national accolades, including a No. 2 ranking as a top liberal arts institution for service in Washington Monthly’s College Guide and Rankings. The Colleges rank third among small schools on the Peace Corps’ 2019 list of Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities. In its 2019 rankings of “Best Value Colleges,” the Washington, D.C.-based financial and business publisher Kiplinger listed Hobart and William Smith among the nation’s top colleges and universities.

The Fulbright competition is administered at HWS through the Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Education. Contact Scott MacPhail, associate director of health professions counseling and fellowship advising, for application details and resources. For more information about the Fulbright Program, visit eca.state.gov/Fulbright.