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Everybody seems to know each other at Hamilton College, a small liberal arts school in upstate New York where a work-hard, play-hard mentality prevails.
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- Full name: Hamilton College
- Location: Clinton
- Founded: 1812
- Tuition: $46,080
- Setting: Rural
- Public/Private: Private
- Selectivity: More Selective
- % Applications Admitted: 27%
- Undergraduates: 1,884
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Hamilton College was founded in 1793 as a seminary for males both from Europe and the native Oneida tribe. Some 200 years later the school has grown to host a larger population than Clinton, New York, the town in which it is located.
Hamilton also boasts a computer to student ratio that very nearly approaches one computer for every two students. Alongside that, the Information Technology Services department is rabid in its commitment to providing up-to-date computers and software for its faculty to use in the classroom.
Students are also allowed to bring their own computers, and the Academic version of the
Microsoft Office Suite (either Mac or PC) is a requirement for most classes. There are minimum requirements to meet for personally-owned computers before they are allowed to access Hamilton's extensive Wi-Fi network, including the mounting of a special Hamilton College approved anti-virus program.
Hamilton’s Computer Science department prides itself on being research intensive, but also tight-knit and supportive. Every Friday, the department hosts a faculty and student social hour to foster a community outside of academics. Recent graduates have gotten a reputation for being heavily recruited by IBM, Google, Apple and more.
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