- 4 Year
- CLINTON, NY
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- Academicsgrade A+
- Valuegrade A+
- Diversitygrade A
- Campusgrade B
- Athleticsgrade B
- Party Scenegrade B
- Professorsgrade A+
- Locationgrade C+
- Dormsgrade A minus
- Campus Foodgrade B
- Student Lifegrade A
- Safetygrade B+
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.
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Most Popular Majors
- Economics78 Graduates
- Mathematics54 Graduates
- Political Science and Government41 Graduates
- Literature32 Graduates
- Foreign Languages and Literatures27 Graduates
- Public Policy Analysis23 Graduates
- Research and Experimental Psychology22 Graduates
- Creative Writing21 Graduates
- Biology20 Graduates
- Biochemistry and Molecular Biology19 Graduates
- Home away from home9%
Hamilton College Reviews
As for the community, there is no community like at Hamilton. Yes, there are downsides to being at Hamilton, such as the location, the limited range of food options, and the often crummy weather. However, the people at this school 100% make up for it. The school holds a true "we're all in this together" mentality, and the small class sizes allow you to get to know many of your classmates as well as your professors.