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About the Area


Located on Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes district, Geneva combines stunning natural beauty with culture, history, and gastronomic delights. It was incorporated as a village in 1806 and as a city in 1897.

​Hobart and William Smith Colleges prepare students to lead lives of consequence. 

  • 2,229 undergraduate students

  • 214 full-time faculty

  • Student-Faculty Ratio: 10:1

  • Average Class Size: 16 students

  • Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts in Teaching

  • 60% of HWS students study abroad in nearly 50 locations around the world

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The Seneca Lake Wine Trail is more than just wine. Vibrant restaurants, meandering hiking trails, beautiful state parks, local shops, and comfortable accommodations are all part of the trail experience.

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