Clinton, NY
Hamilton College


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Sweet Retribution
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Every single asshole that goes to this school has their head so high up their ass that they can feel the pulsations of their ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Every single asshole that goes to this school has their head so high up their ass that they can feel the pulsations of their esophagus. These people seriously believe that they go to a prestigious university when in reality, they go to an ugly liberal arts school stuck in a Podunk. You'll never see anyone studying since they'd rather spend their days sniffing each others farts. Despite the lack of intellectualism on campus, the party scene is also lacking. Think of a kid's birthday party of a McPlayPlace in a methhead town.

Akela
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Hamilton College is an amazing school! In my opinion, it’s quite underrated considering its competitive admissions process an...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Hamilton College is an amazing school! In my opinion, it’s quite underrated considering its competitive admissions process and excellent academic caliber. I often struggle with the campus life due to its focus on Greek life and partying in general, which I am not a fan of. However, I am extremely grateful to be attending a school that offers a wide range of courses that expose me to a variety of career options. Most of my professors have been incredibly motivating and inspiring, and I’ve been able to create meaningful bonds with them. I’ve learned so much academically, which I expected to, but I also learned a lot about myself, the world around me, and my place in it. As a junior, I have a clear idea of what I plan to accomplish in life and I owe it all to Hamilton College.

Manju
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Yeah, its amazing and reputed college all over the New york city.I m glad to be the part of it if i get an oppotunity.Anoth...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Yeah, its amazing and reputed college all over the New york city.I m glad to be the part of it if i get an oppotunity.Another thing is that,college had really good history program and friendly environment.I want to immersed in fun environment that was very rigorous academically.

Cimone
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I thoroughly enjoy Hamilton. If students are looking for small class sizes and intimate relationships with professors and oth...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I thoroughly enjoy Hamilton. If students are looking for small class sizes and intimate relationships with professors and other students, this is the perfect school for them. Depending on the courses you take, you will be challenged in the way you think, perform and the things your believe. If you allow it, these challenges will lead to momentous changes. The institution truly does live up to its motto: Know Thyself. With this said, the school could improve in many ways. Primarily, I wish it had more resources for students of Color in terms of faculty and staff of color. In navigating predominantly white institutions, students of Color at times have difficulty adjusting and maintaining stable mental health. The school also needs to develop its Africana Studies department. Many of the faculty in said department have been transferred over from another disciples - anthropology, classics, etc. If we were to strengthen this department, students of Color would feel more at home in the institution.

Mian
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The U.S. has an obsession with colleges. Every detail is important, from the waffles served on Sunday mornings to the number...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The U.S. has an obsession with colleges. Every detail is important, from the waffles served on Sunday mornings to the number of treadmills. On tours I could hardly differentiate between the small liberal arts colleges I was touring for how similar they were. I ended up in Hamilton because it was the most academically rigorous school I was accepted to, and the class sizes were small. Now that I am here, I most appreciate the intense focus on writing. But all these things, from waffles to writing, I am beginning to feel are only secondary to who I myself am. The “college experience” is really not the college, but the student. The campus is just an environment, and not the real agent of growth in a person. I have changed, undoubtedly, but for different reasons. Interacting with people in college is wholly different from high school; you may start living with roommates, and whether you like it or not you must establish who you are to a wholly new set of people. Thinking of the end of the next four short years has also pressured me to become more proactive, whether it be doing extra credit in class or talking to teachers outside of class, and making the most of my guaranteed remaining time in a school. Most importantly, there is a new level of emotional investment that comes with my parents paying such a huge sum; I want to make it worth it for them as well as myself, and I am reminded everyday the give and take between the services I am given in college and the money that is coming out of my parents’ hard-earned bank savings. Knowing this investment from my parents has made me grow up in ways I did not imagine before college. And all these things would have happened at any college: new people, the urgency of having to figure out my life in four years, the enormous price. What matters most in college is not which one you choose, but the attitude you go in with. So don’t stress over which college you go to. Your college is not your identity, and the growth you’ll experience as a person is not correlated with the ranking of your college. You will find intelligent conversation anywhere, avoid sports or Greek Life if you choose, and though I assume Hamilton must have parties and drugs, I simply do not know because my type of person so naturally excludes herself from that type of culture, just like how I naturally gravitate towards anyone discussing politics or history. In college you are allowed to delve so deep into what you’re interested in, it is hard to stereotype how the entire school operates. Hamilton is a good school, and I am doing well, but those things are not as inextricably linked as many believe, because it is up to you to shape your college experience.

Angelica
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love this school. It is a great campus with the best people and professors. Everyone is proud to be here and most people ar...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love this school. It is a great campus with the best people and professors. Everyone is proud to be here and most people are highly involved. Not only is there a lot of support from your professors, there are various opportunities to grow on campus.

M
Hammy Review

Hamilton is a real small school in a real small village that most students have very little contact with. Because of that peo...

Hammy Review

Hamilton is a real small school in a real small village that most students have very little contact with. Because of that people tend to know everyone even if its just on sight. There is usually something going on and a group for everyone. The coolest thing is that most of these groups overlap, like theatre can be your life but you can also be in the frattiest frat on campus.

Deasia
What do you consider the worst thing about your school?

The worst thing about Hamilton would have to be the food. It's either a hit or miss. One day, the dining halls serve mac and ...

What do you consider the worst thing about your school?

The worst thing about Hamilton would have to be the food. It's either a hit or miss. One day, the dining halls serve mac and cheese and fantastic pasta. Another day, they serve overcooked eggs or charred meat. Perhaps I'm just a picky eater but when I'm starving, I want delicious food that makes my mouth water. On the bright side, Hamilton has an excellent vegetarian and gluten-free scene. This positive aspect, however, doesn't help those of us who are carnivores or who just generally love to eat.

Maria
What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

The stereotypical Hamilton student is a rich, preppy white kid who went to private boarding schools their whole life. While t...

What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

The stereotypical Hamilton student is a rich, preppy white kid who went to private boarding schools their whole life. While there are some of these, there are also a fair number of non-boarding school kids. There is an exorbitant number of North Face jackets and LL Bean boots on campus, but getting into Hamilton requires a high enough level of academic achievement that most students are well versed in reflection and seeking out alternative perspectives to their own. The artsy, geeky dark-siders especially tend to scorn this stereotype and emphasize individual self-expression and non-mainstream tastes.

What are the academics like at your school?

Classes are generally small once you get past the 40-person intro-level courses. There's a stover emphasis on critical writing and discussion than fact retention, which is evident in how classes are run and grades are determined. Most courses involve writing a few formal papers, generally between 4 and 10 pages long, as well as some blog entries or other informal writing assignments. Class presentations are not uncommon. The bulk of classes involve discussion of reading assignments, though depending on the professor, you might get more lecture based lessons. Tests are usually short-answer and essay heavy, though, again, it depends on the professor. There are a few blow-off classes, but ultimately you're going to have to work hard for most classes. This is a school where most students had straight As and tons of APs in high school, but Bs and Cs are not uncommon or even frowned upon - in most classes, if you get a B, you worked HARD and learned a lot. Professors are tough, but because they want to give you the best education possible. They will go out of their way to meet with you and give you advice if you reach out to them. Hamilton is the school that Ivy League professors go when they want to really teach students, not just send in a grad student TA while they do research. Bottom line: you will work hard here, but you will also learn a ton in terms of information AND ways of thinking and writing which will stick with you throughout your life.

Anna
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

overall, hamilton is the epitome of work hard play hard. classes arent easy, but theyre enlightening. our motto is "know thyself" because hamilton is a place to go if you want to discover and/or embrace who are truly are. we have a strong alumni network because the four years that are spent here are unforgettable. hamilton is a school that fosters self-discovery and overall knowledge as well as effective communication. it's a school that sets you up for the life you want after graduation without focusing solely on the time after graduation and not the time leading up to it.

Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

we're definitely not known for our sports (but mens soccer and womens field hockey do pretty well) and several of our students do fall into the preppy stereotype but no where near all of the students on campus fit that description

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

-everyone is an upperclass rich preppy student who attended boarding school -suck at most sports

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