Hartwick College Visit Report by kathiep
Visit to Hartwick College in April 2010 by kathiep(Parent of Student, HS Class of 2011)
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Information Session: Yes
Campus Tour: Yes
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Campus Visit Notes for Hartwick College
We attended Hartwick's Junior Spring open house. We got there at 9:30, which was a little late. There were tables set up with displays about the J-term abroads, internships, athletics and campus safety. There was also a huge offering of pastries, coffee, juices and water.
We were able to talk with a someone from the study abroad table and my husband talked briefly with someone about financial aid.
The presentation was done by the President, the assistant president (I think) and some students. Instead of the usual talk about why Hartwick was better then other colleges or what to look for in a college, the President talked about how Hartwick students are taught to think for themselves and to be the best person they can be. The students did a cute little presentation about all the different events and things that are offered.
Hartwick was founded in 1797(!), but has a refreshing mix of old, very well maintained buildings and some new ones built to look old on the outside and modern inside. The tour that we were given after the presentation gave us a good overview of the campus and a nice chance to talk with a student.
We also talked with three students and an admissions counselor in a classroom where we asked questions. As another reviewer mentioned, the students were very honest, open and all seemed to really like their college. Although the OOS population is supposed to be high, it seemed that just about all the students we met were from upstate NY.
My son is interested in the computer science or information science field and we were able to have a very long conversation with Professor Gann, who is the Chair of the Computer Science program. He talked as much about the students as he did about CS and gave us the impression that he loved working with the kids and helping them succeed.
We had lunch on campus - great food, good selections. The dining dollars are also good in town, which is really nice since options on campus are slightly limited since it's such a small college.
We liked how there seems to be a good relationship with the nearby SUNY Oneonata. The colleges throw parties together in town and students go to each others campuses for events and concerts. Classes can also be taken at either college.
The campus itself is lovely and compact. There are wonderful views of the mountains and most of the buildings that we visited seemed to take advantage of that with long windows- each time you looked out you wanted to take a picture.
All in all, we very much liked this college!
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All students can have cars on campus. Parking permit is $50. Public bus, no rail.