About Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Hobart and William Smith Colleges (HWS) are four-year, private liberal arts colleges located in Geneva, New York. Hobart College is a men’s college founded in 1822 and William Smith College is a women’s college founded in 1908. The colleges share a campus, administration and faculty; however, each college has its own dean and operates its own student government and athletic department. One tradition at the college is Fall Nationals, a soap box race down Winn-Seeley Hill. The colleges compete in NCAA Division III athletics and have two mascots, Hobart’s Bart the Statesman and William Smith’s Heron. Currently, HWS has 2,234 undergraduates.