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Hobart William Smith Colleges Admission Requirements

Geneva, New York

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Chances of getting into Hobart William Smith Colleges

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
62%
Admission Difficulty for Hobart William Smith Colleges
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Very High 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into Hobart William Smith Colleges and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Hobart William Smith Colleges is 62%.  It ranks #58 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Hobart William Smith Colleges is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 2,431 out of 3,931 applicants were admitted.

The school has very high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 22 percent (SAT 1180/1340 ACT 26/30). Hobart William Smith Colleges typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.54. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 16% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Hobart William Smith Colleges application fee is $0 and applications are due by Feb 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Hobart William Smith Colleges. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 44% of students submitted SAT scores and 22% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Hobart William Smith Colleges SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1180-1340
Applicants Submitting SAT 
44%
SAT Scores for Hobart William Smith Colleges
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 590
SAT Math 25th 590
SAT Composite 25th 1180
SAT Scores for Hobart William Smith Colleges
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 670
SAT Composite 75th 1340
Average SAT Score 1260

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Hobart William Smith Colleges?

Hobart William Smith Colleges typically prefers applicants to be in the top 27 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1180 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1100. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1260 out of 1600. Hobart William Smith Colleges ranks #24 in New York and #158 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. 44 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Hobart William Smith Colleges admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1340 and Above Good >76%
1260 to 1340 Avg + 62%-76%
1180 to 1260 Avg - 46%-62%
1100 to 1180 Reach 31%-46%
Less than 1100 Low <31%
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Hobart William Smith Colleges ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
26-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
22%
ACT Scores for Hobart William Smith Colleges
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 24
ACT Math 25th 24
ACT Composite 25th 26
ACT Scores for Hobart William Smith Colleges
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 32
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 30
Average ACT Score 28

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Hobart William Smith Colleges?

Admission data indicates that Hobart William Smith Colleges regularly accepts students with ACT's of 26 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 18 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 24 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #25 in New York and #157 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. 22 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Hobart William Smith Colleges.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Hobart William Smith Colleges admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
30 and Above Good >76%
28 to 30 Avg + 62%-76%
26 to 28 Avg - 46%-62%
24 to 26 Reach 31%-46%
Less than 24 Low <31%
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Hobart William Smith Colleges GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.54
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Hobart William Smith Colleges?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Hobart William Smith Colleges. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Hobart William Smith Colleges was 3.54 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #39 in New York for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Hobart William Smith Colleges accepts 62% of students who apply.

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High School GPA's for admitted Hobart William Smith Colleges students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 20.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 17.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 18.0% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 14.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 14.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 15.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 2.0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

63% of Hobart William Smith Colleges freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Hobart William Smith Colleges students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 36%
Top 25% of class 63%
Top 50% of class 92%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

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Admission Statistics

Hobart William Smith Colleges admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,068 1,863 3,931
Accepted 1,295 1,136 2,431
Acceptance Rate 63% 61% 62%
Enrolled 206 185 391
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 16% 16% 16%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Feb 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
5

Applicants have 5 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Feb 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Hobart William Smith Colleges is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Hobart William Smith Colleges and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Hobart William Smith Colleges Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Considered but not required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Hobart William Smith Colleges
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=191630 IPEDS survey data for Hobart William Smith Colleges.

FAQs

Does Hobart William Smith Colleges prefer SAT or ACT?

44% of students submit their SAT scores to Hobart William Smith Colleges. 22% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Hobart William Smith Colleges?

62% of those who apply are granted admission to Hobart William Smith Colleges. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Hobart William Smith Colleges?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1180 and 1340. 44% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Hobart William Smith Colleges?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 26 and 30. 22% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.