Posted on Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Hobart and William Smith Colleges have been included in "The Fiske Guide to Colleges," as part of the 2013 revised and updated edition. Selected from among 2,200 four-year colleges, the new edition of the guide includes 300 of the best colleges and universities in the United States, Canada and Great Britain. For more than 25 years, the Fiske Guide has served as an important resource for prospective students and counselors.
"You'll be rewarded with small classes, caring faculty and a place where tradition still matters," states the HWS entry. "The benefits are many...including intimate classes, robust community service opportunities and a bevy of traditions." The guide also praises the advantages of the coordinate system, naming it the "best of both worlds," that offers the advantages of a single-sex institution, but in a co-ed setting.
The review notes the Colleges' strong academic curriculum as a major asset, and highlights the athletic success of both the Statesmen and the Herons on the field and on the water. The guide also praises the recent accomplishments of the Debate Team internationally - as well as on campus as the host of the IDEA Round Robin tournament which attracts top debate teams from universities such as Harvard, Stanford and Oxford.
Hailed as one of the top college guides by USA Today, each entry in the Fiske Guide details the location, size and tuition of the featured institution. Prospective students are also provided with a feel for the college's unique personality, student body, academics and social life. Hobart and William Smith have been included in the guide since Fiske's launch in 1982.
Recently, Hobart and William Smith have been included in numerous guides such as The Princeton Review, which has named the Colleges in its "Colleges with a Conscience: An Engaged Student's Guide to College" and "The Best 373 Colleges" lists. Most recently, The Princeton Review named HWS as one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S. and Canada in "The Princeton Review's Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2012 Edition."
Edward Fiske served for 17 years as education editor of the New York Times, during which time he realized that college-bound students and their families needed better information on which to base their educational choices. He wrote "The Fiske Guide to Colleges" to help them. For more information please visit http://www.sourcebookscollege.com/ and http://fiskeguide.com/.