Clinton, NY
Hamilton College


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Recent Reviews

Phill
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

A slight dichotomy in students has formed between the "light" side (preppy, Westchester/Greenwich people, own a BMW or Lexus,...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

A slight dichotomy in students has formed between the "light" side (preppy, Westchester/Greenwich people, own a BMW or Lexus, who tend to be econ majors and varsity sports players) and the "dark" side (hippie-like Vermonters, who tend be the more artsy group and interested in sports like Rugby or Ultimate Frisbee) though the lines are often blurred and both groups have many friends in the opposite group because everyone knows each other.

Describe the students at your school.

25% are people who take classes super seriously, 60% take them seriously, 10% take them sort of seriously, and 5% who are here only because Mommy and Daddy are paying for it and their social status says they should have a good named school on their resume.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Go VISIT: it is the only way to know if the school is right for you; get INVOLVED: you will imediately have both friends and something to do; embrace CHANGE: it will happen (whether you like it or not!) through what you learn inside and outside of classes and most importantly about yourself.

Dan
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Cold, if your a guy join a fraternity, find out who your professors are before you take classes with them, bring warm clothes...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Cold, if your a guy join a fraternity, find out who your professors are before you take classes with them, bring warm clothes.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I can't believe you pulled this on me on the last question. Unbelievabe.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

College football (or any other D1 sport) fans, people who want to be anonymous and have privacy, people who don't like over zealous campus safety officers disrupting and harrassing polite students acting completely within the law and school rules. Campus safety throughout my four years was constantly and unneccessarily harassing students for no good reason. It's college, and the campus safety dept needs to focus less on college kids acting like college kids, and focus more on protecting the campus (cars freqently broken into and vandalised).

Joanna
What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

It's gorgeous, and everyone there feels pressure to do well. Plus, half my tuition is covered by the school.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I was fortunate enough to find an excellent job on a year off between high school and college. I worked as a nurse's aide for a wonderful hospital, and I learned what I wanted out of a career and my adult life. With this focus I am able to get the most out of college life and have many contacts willing to help me along the way.

Matt
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Hamilton is a small, tight-knit social and academic community that facilitates strong, meaningful relationships as a result o...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Hamilton is a small, tight-knit social and academic community that facilitates strong, meaningful relationships as a result of a shared, semi-isolated, and extremely positive experience.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

overnight visits are the most important part of finding the right match. If you don't like the people, you won't like the school.

Robert
What's unique about your campus?

The availaibility and interaction with all of the faculty not just professors. People at Hamilton are willing to put others ...

What's unique about your campus?

The availaibility and interaction with all of the faculty not just professors. People at Hamilton are willing to put others needs in front of their own. It is micro-chosm of a real life community. I believe the social networking that takes place at Hamilton is second to none, especially between alumni and current students. It is also nice to attend a school with a very large endowment.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The best advice I could give to parents and students about choosing the right college is to get a head start. After your Junior year in high school over the summer visit as many campuses and meet as many admissions officers as possible. INTERVIEW INTERVIEW INTERVIEW! I can not stress that point enough! An interview is one of the most important parts of the admissions process. It enables the admissions officers to put a smile and a face to an application. Admissions officers do not just want to READ what you have to say, they want to hear it, to interact on an person to person basis to grasp a sense of your personality. There are ALOT of different colleges in the country to attend. Such as Liberal Arts schools, Universities, and Trade Schools. ASK QUESTIONS! It is important for the parents and students to gain a full understanding about life at each institution. You are not being stingy and annoying by asking questions, remember if you attend that institution you will be paying them! So get out there, do research, and put a face to your application!

What kind of person should attend this school?

Well 50% of the people that should attend this school should be able to pay fifty thousand dollars a year to attend since financial aid is offered to 50% of the students. The kind of people that should attend Hamilton however should be open-minded to try new things, but stay diligent in their daily tasks. Succesful people at Hamilton are usually goal-oriented.

Danielle
What kind of person should not attend this school?

A person who is not an 'activity' person. Everyone is involved in something on campus.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A person who is not an 'activity' person. Everyone is involved in something on campus.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I always tell a prospective student looking at colleges to narrow the field down to their top three and sign up for overnight visits. This will give the "prospie" a real feel for each campus without the sugarcoated brochures and guided tours. My overnight experiences actually changed my first-choice college pick. Make sure to sit in on a few classes as well as hang out with your host at night to get a sense of the learning environment as well as the social scene!

What's unique about your campus?

Best thing is the kids. Everyone is really nice and friendly.

Mallory
What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

very un-diverse. Everyone is an upper class or upper middle class Caucasian from Fairfield or Westchester, wearing a North Face and Uggs and Ralph Lauren

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone middle or upper class, preppy or artsy, interested in a school without general class requirements. Someone who likes snow!!!

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  • Enrollment
  • 1,883
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $51,240
  • Acceptance rate
  • 26%

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