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Princeton Review: Faculty Ranked #9 in Nation

Hobart and William Smith faculty members number among the nation’s best professors in the 2021 edition of The Princeton Review’s Best 386 Colleges. Ranking ninth in the nation for “Professors Get High Marks,” the Colleges are also ninth in the nation for study abroad and 15th for “impact.”

The Colleges’ profile in Best Colleges, which relies on survey responses from current students, cites small class sizes that “make it really easy for professors to know who you are” as well as faculty members who “work hard to facilitate meaningful discussions and provide thought-provoking and challenging questions,” as students reported. HWS faculty are “engaging, dynamic and truly interested in fostering the next generation.” As one student put it, “My professors believe in me, support me, and share their passion in pursuit of me finding my own.”

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The HWS study abroad program is ninth on the “Most Popular Study Abroad” list, marking five years in a row that the Colleges have had a top-10 ranked study abroad program.

For the fourth year in a row, the Colleges are on the “Professors Get High Marks” list, while coming it at 15 for “impact,” based on student assessments of community service opportunities, student government, sustainability efforts and on-campus student engagement.

Hobart and William Smith were also named a “Green College” and included in “Best Value Colleges” and “Colleges That Create Futures” lists.

These recognitions follow several other national accolades, including a top-two ranking for service among liberal arts institutions for three years in a row in Washington Monthly’s College Guide and Rankings. HWS 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 photo gallery above was a Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District II award winner in 2020.