Hobart and William Smith Colleges
are Geneva, New York,
liberal arts colleges in a coordinate system. Hobart
was founded in 1822 as Geneva College and renamed in honor of its founder,
Episcopal bishop John Henry Hobart, in 1852. William Smith College
was founded in 1908 by Geneva nurseryman and philanthropist William Smith as a women's college sharing certain facilities and faculty
with Hobart College but self-identifying not as a single college but as two coordinate colleges.
- Elizabeth Blackwell, first woman awarded the degree of
M.D. in the United States, graduated from the medical school of Geneva College in 1849.