“Beyond the Guidebook”  College Representative Questionnaire


9/26/2018 @ 8:10 AM

Name of College:

Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Name of Representative:

Ian Gregory-Davis

Email Address:


Phone Number:

Office: (315) 781-3868

College Web Page:


Please give some examples of high profile events

held on campus last year  (i.e. concerts. speakers, political debates, etc.):        

Fall Concerts

Fall Nationals (go-kart race)

What percentage of students stay on campus during the weekends?


New initiatives on campus and/or institutional goals?

New President soon, no new initiatives will come for 2019.

What is something you might find at the school that may not exist at any other school?

LGBTQ Studies

Elizabeth Blackwell

If located outside of New England, what New England area schools is your institution similar to?

University of Vermont, Bates, Connecticut College

What is the distance to the nearest big city? And what is that city?

45 min. to Syracuse, Rochester

What is the approximate distance from Westborough, driving and/or flying?

5-½ hours

Shuttle, taxi to airports from campus

What are your most popular majors?

Economics, Media & Society,

Environmental Studies

What are your newest and/or most unique majors?

Entrepreneurial Minors

What majors are you hoping to grow?

Will applying “undecided” for a major affect a student’s chances for acceptance?

We love that!

Is there a statistical advantage to applying early decision or early action?


Take 50% of class ED.

Smaller EA pool.

If interviews are required or recommended, where and by whom are they conducted?

Recommended either on campus or off campus.

Are students automatically considered for merit scholarships with the application to the school?

No. Need to fill out (easy) application via school website and interview for some.

What percentage of demonstrated financial aid do you meet?

90% or so.

Is there anything else a student should know that they will not easily find in a guidebook or online?