Long before Alexander Hamilton shot to fame (no pun intended) thanks to the hit Broadway musical, we claimed him as our favorite founding father.
Hamilton College’s roots date to 1793, when Hamilton agreed to serve as our first trustee. As you might know, Hamilton was more than an orphan and an immigrant who achieved prominence as a member of the Continental Army and as the first secretary of the treasury; he was a visionary, a persuasive writer and a critical thinker who helped shape the country we have today.
Those are the same skills we value and teach our students at Hamilton, one of the most highly-regarded liberal arts institutions in the world.
There is no one Hamilton student just as there is no one Hamilton experience. The promise we make to all our students is the same. At Hamilton, you can: Study What You Love, Be Who You Are, Find Your Future, and Ensure Your Education is Affordable.
Hamilton College Rankings
Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.26 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.31 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.31 responses
Political Science and Government44 Graduates
Research and Experimental Psychology38 Graduates
Foreign Languages and Literatures31 Graduates
International Relations27 Graduates
Neuroscience and Neurobiology23 Graduates
Information Science20 Graduates
Public Policy Analysis19 Graduates
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.36 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.42 responses
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.15 responses
Hamilton College Reviews
On the other hand, student life is just... fine. Plenty of clubs, organizations, and events, but parties and nightlife are average. Clinton is a sleepy little town, so don't expect much down the hill. Food is getting better at Hamilton, but the vegetarian and vegan options still disappoint. The staff barely knows what vegan means, to be honest.