Check in with Hobart and William Smith Colleges's admissions department for any important information, including application fees.
Students who submit their applications to Hobart and William Smith Colleges for fall semester should anticipate a decision by April 1.
Here is an overiew of some of Hobart and William Smith Colleges's admissions stats.
|Hobart and William Smith Colleges 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.6|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||28%|
|Mean SAT Score||1275|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||10%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||7%|
These are the application deadlines for Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||Yes||November 15||December 15|
|Early Decision II||Yes||January 1||February 1|
|Regular Decision||Yes||February 1||April 1|
Hobart and William Smith Colleges offers early decision but not early action. Early decision is binding, which means you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.
🗓️ Early Decision I applications are due by November 15 EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 15.
🗓️ Early Decision II applications are due January 1. ED II Applicants will recieve their decision before February 1.
The early decision acceptance rate at Hobart and William Smith Colleges is 83%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 68%. Last year, Hobart and William Smith Colleges admitted 182 of the 218 students who applied early decision.
Some students apply to college early to help their chances of acceptance. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of acceptance, since it is a way to show your interest in a school.
➡️ Find a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
Hobart and William Smith Colleges is a very difficult school to get into. Hobart and William Smith Colleges evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.
In 2021, Hobart and William Smith Colleges accepted 68% of all applicants, around 2,546 of the 3,771 students who applied.
Schools that are very difficult to get into, like Hobart and William Smith Colleges, accept fewer than 60% of all applicants. At least 50% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT and over 26 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is very difficult.
In 2022, Hobart and William Smith Colleges waitlisted 176 students and 155 accepted a place on the waitlist. Of those, 3 eventually got off the waitlist.
Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the areas where you stand out.
What does Hobart and William Smith Colleges consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with Hobart and William Smith Colleges for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Hobart and William Smith Colleges, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Hobart and William Smith Colleges's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||1|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Hobart and William Smith Colleges have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.
Out of all students that were admitted, 31% submitted a class rank. At Hobart and William Smith Colleges 28% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 65% were in the top 25% and 92% were in the top 50%.
At Hobart and William Smith Colleges, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||17%|
|3.50 and 3.74||16%|
|3.25 and 3.49||19%|
|3.00 and 3.24||12%|
|2.50 and 2.9||14%|
|2.00 and 2.49||2%|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Hobart and William Smith Colleges directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Hobart and William Smith Colleges looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Hobart and William Smith Colleges is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 10% of Hobart and William Smith Colleges's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 7% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Hobart and William Smith Colleges applicants, you should aim to earn between 1170 and 1380 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Hobart and William Smith Colleges 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1380 and 25% of scored lower than 1170, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Hobart and William Smith Colleges student is 1275.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Hobart and William Smith Colleges students scored 690 or higher and 75% of students scored 580 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Hobart and William Smith Colleges students scored 700 or higher, and 75% scored a 580 or higher.
To be most competitive at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, you should strive to earn between 28 and 32 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 32 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Hobart and William Smith Colleges's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 32, and three out of four students scored lower than 32 on the ACT.
A 28 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Hobart and William Smith Colleges students. Only one out of every four students scored below 28.
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For transfer students, it is very difficult to get admitted to Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is July 1.
Transfer students can enroll in Hobart and William Smith Colleges during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Hobart and William Smith Colleges?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
Does Hobart and William Smith Colleges accept transfer credits?
✅ Hobart and William Smith Colleges accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Hobart and William Smith Colleges accepts:
• CLEP subject tests • Life Long Learning Credit
Does Hobart and William Smith Colleges accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Hobart and William Smith Colleges accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Hobart and William Smith Colleges?
❌ No, Hobart and William Smith Colleges is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you probably want to include them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.
What is Hobart and William Smith Colleges's acceptance rate?
✅ Hobart and William Smith Colleges has an acceptance rate of 68%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Hobart and William Smith Colleges?
✅ Hobart and William Smith Colleges's early decision acceptance rate was 83% in 2021.
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How hard is it to get into Hobart and William Smith Colleges? Hobart and William Smith Colleges is a very selective institution. The Hobart and William Smith Colleges acceptance rate is 68%. This means that the institution accepts 67 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Hobart and William Smith Colleges is Feb 1.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Hobart and William Smith Colleges is Jul 1.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
32 and Above
28 to 32
28 and Less
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Hobart and William Smith Colleges is 30. Students with an ACT score of 32 and above have a good chance of getting into Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Students with an ACT score that falls between 28 and 32 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 28 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1380 and Above
1170 to 1380
1170 and Less
The median SAT score for Hobart and William Smith Colleges students is 1275. Applicants with SAT scores of 1380 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Hobart and William Smith Colleges, while applicants with SAT scores between 1170 to 1380 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1170 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Hobart and William Smith Colleges, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.55. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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