Any thoughts on Hartwick?

<p>I heard they do not require the SAT's?</p>

<p>That's true. It's optional if you want them to consider them or not.</p>

<p>reading up on it, seems a good rep on the rise. My D will be attending this fall. She had similar and better offers from Colby, Lafayette, Randolph-Macon, Renselaer, and an unfunded offer from College of Will & Mary. After visiting she really felt comfortable with the atmosphere and warmth, as well as the enthusiasm displayed by faculty and students.</p>

<p>You don't really know until you visit a school. There are several other schools where SAT's are not required, I believe Colby may have also been SAT optional.</p>

<p>Dado2grls ~ Congratulations to your D and best of luck! My S is going for a second visit and to meet with a faculty member in a couple of weeks. We were very impressed with the enthusiasm and passion of the faculty we spoke with when we visited in April. I'm sure S will be applying.</p>

<p>My D had done the same. She interviewed early with Rene C. in admissions. She liked it, but really fell for it after an overnight.</p>

<p>Good luck to your S! I'm not sure what year he's in, but if you have questions during the school year after my D starts attending, feel free to post and I'll get her on to reply with info she might garner.</p>

<p>That's interesting. When my D was looking, it was right up there on her list. Then she did the overnight and it fell to third. I think the reason for that was that her overnight was during "rush" week and that did not appeal to her at all. I often wonder what might have happened if it hadn't been during rush. </p>

<p>My S is starting his senior year in September. All his applications will be done and submitted in September and October (we like to be done early!).</p>

<p>I can't believe she turned down Colby for Hartwick.</p>

<p>She got a slightly chilly feeling from staff and faculty at Colby, while Hartwick seemed much more enthusiatic. Also, while the monetary award from each Hartwick, Colby and RPI was similar, the total amount was guaranteed at Hartwick, RPI only $15k was guaranteed - the balance could vary, while Colby, since there are no merit scholarships - each year may vary.</p>

<p>In the end it was really down to Hartwick and RPI. Colby certainly could not compete with RPI in D's subject areas of interest. And to her, Colby could not compete with Hartwick in faculty warmth/enthusiasm or guaranteed aid. Colby dropped from the list earlier.</p>

<p>So far, from her contacts with current students, faculty, and her prospective roommate, D seems quite satisfied with her decision. However, each of us have somewhat individual criterias.</p>

<p>My S isn't ready to apply till next year but from some reading I have done Hartwick looks like a good canidate. I was wondering about something I read in ( I think)Princeton Review....the book says that a significant proportion of the student population are homosexual and lesbian. I know many schools are made up of a mix of many kinds of people but does Hartwick have a reputation for a large population of gay people? Any truth in this?</p>

<p>I've never heard this before, but I have heard that the school is gay friendly. It must have come a long way as it was the first Luthern Seminary in America....that's a pretty conservative past.</p>

<p>Hartwick is extremely expensive, even ranked as a "most expensive private school"</p>

<p>For my D, who is a freshman this year (class of 2010), Hartwick and PRI (and Colby - unguaranteed) came out to be less expensive than College of William & Mary which is a state school (although she would have been OOS), Lafayette, and equated with SUNY/ Binghamton, Stony Brook, and Genesseo - as in-state. I would look into a college first to determine how it seems to fit. If it feels good and you are accepted, that is when you can weigh a financial picture. Unless you are looking into attending an OOS state school, we found the actual expense could not be determined until the financial package was in.</p>

<p>Hartwick was not the most expensive of my D's choice's, RPI was, but as stated RPI came in much less than Lafayette and several other schools which some might consider lesser.</p>

<p>Hartwick is not an inexpensive school, but it's not overpriced either. In fact compared to some of it's peers, Hartwick is a value. Both Hobart College and St. Lawrence University charge tuition of nearly 34K (just tuition, not including R/B). Hartwick's tuition charge this year is under 28K. For a school on the rise, with significant recent investments in top flight facilities, Hartwick is a deal for a respected private liberal arts college.</p>