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Hartwick College

Oneonta, NY 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate96%
Acceptance Rate96%

About Hartwick College

Hartwick College Overview

Hartwick College is a private, nonprofit school in a small town setting in Oneonta, New York. Hartwick College was founded in 1797 and currently enrolls around 1,169 students per year year, which includes 1,163 undergraduates. Hartwick College ensures on-campus housing for up to 1,200 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 80% of students spend their weekends on campus.

Student Involvement at Hartwick College

Interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Hartwick College's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Hartwick College students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Thinking of pledging? Hartwick College has both fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Hartwick College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Hartwick College on the Student Life page.

2022 Hartwick College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar 4-1-4 (2 long terms separated by a month-long mini-term)
Overall Acceptance Rate 96%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED offered but % not available
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 11%
Tuition $48,790
Percent of Need Met 82.6%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $45,229

Is Hartwick College a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can provide a sense of how selective a school is.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a better view of what Hartwick College offers and if the school seems like the right college for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Hartwick College

Hartwick College is moderately difficult to get into. Hartwick College admitted 96% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 3,394 applications received in 2022, 3,245 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Hartwick College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 63% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Hartwick Collegeare still enrolled their sophomore year. Around 57% of students who started at Hartwick College earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook Hartwick College Graduates

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with Hartwick College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Hartwick College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Hartwick College's endowment was valued at $77.3 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. The school spends $14,264 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Hartwick College

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Hartwick College meets 82.6% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $45,229 a year.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $59,492 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Hartwick College.

Based on this information, is Hartwick College the school for you? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Hartwick College a good school for you?

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Where is Hartwick College?

Hartwick College is located in the small town setting of Oneonta, New York, in the suburbs of Capital District.

If you are interested in seeing Hartwick College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 88 to Oneonta, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Albany International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Hartwick College and Oneonta are like without leaving home.

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College Info

One Hartwick Drive PO Box 4020 Oneonta, NY 13820-4020

Campus Setting: Small Town

Hartwick College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Hartwick College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Hartwick College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Hartwick College ACT Scores


ACT Range

22 - 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Hartwick College is 24. Students with an ACT score of 28 and above have a good chance of getting into Hartwick College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 22 and 28 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 22 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Hartwick College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

970 - 1200


Math SAT Range

480 - 610


Reading SAT Range

520 - 610

Hartwick College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Hartwick College is like? There are approximately 1,169 students enrolled at Hartwick College, including 1,163 undergraduate students and 6 graduate students. 98% percent of students attend school full-time, 74% percent are from NY and 26% percent of students are from other states.


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