Location
Clinton, NY
Undergrads
1,868
Tuition
$44,350
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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Reviews 539 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Haven't had many dealings with those matters.

3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: It's a freaking village. What do you people want me to say?

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Campus Dining: Food isn't great but not terrible either.

College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Doesn't exist as far as I know.

3 College Junior

Diversity: Too much forced on people.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: Don't get your hopes up.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Beautiful campus, and academic buildings

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Facilities: The facilities (not including residence halls) are pristine.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Facilities: Hamilton students are unlike any people you'll ever meet. Come here for the academics, but stay for the people.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: We are near civilization and good ethnic food!

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: There's a wide range of housing that goes from awful to pretty good.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Dining halls are average to below average. But the diner is the saving grace.

5 College Sophomore

Computers: Wifi is awesome, but technology can fail in the classroom.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Hamilton is need blind and meets full student need.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking is available but not necessarily convenient.

2 College Sophomore

Weather: We live in a tundra for 9 months out of the year.

1 person found this useful Report
College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing is being fazed out next year.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: The different departments make an effort to ensure their majors receive internships on campus if they cannot find any elsewhere

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Majors: The physics department here is a amazing and I would not change for the world

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The facilities are really nice, we are a D3 school so sports aren't a major focus

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: There are normally a couple all campus parties every weekend, so that you don't have to be 'invited' to a party to dress up and have fun

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: the dining halls here try really hard to provide healthy and delicious food with variety.

1 person found this useful Report
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Root Hall
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Root Hall Root Hall Root Hall houses both upperclassmen and freshmen.
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Sophie Vershbow
Hometown
New York City
Major
Government
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As long as you don’t ask a Hamilton student about how much they love their school in the dead of winter, you are likely to receive an overwhelmingly positive response. Complaining about the school can sometimes appear to be the new cool thing to do and becomes increasingly more popular as the days grow darker, and homework and snow seem to endlessly pile up. But, if you listen to what students say, it’s more than likely you will find a strong undertone of affection for life at Hamilton College. This school offers its students an incredible opportunity to take advantage of an intellectual faculty and student body through small classrooms, supportive computer networks, and fairly magnificent campus facilities. While attending school, Hamilton students can sleep like royalty—as long as their lottery number is decent enough to score a nice dorm room—eat great food both on and off campus, and have snowball fights for more than half the year. Yet, in order to take advantage of their four years at Hamilton, they must be able to make the best of what can often be a trying and narrow life outside of academics. Not only is the Greek system still going through a certain amount of upheaval due to its lack of housing, but the nightlife available in rural central New York is fairly limited, especially for freshmen. It takes a particular level of creativity to realize that Hamilton College abounds with opportunities all of the time, it just requires a little originality and some time. There are many things to do beyond drinking every night, and it doesn’t take most students very much time to figure out how to make their own fun. Having a car can also make time spent here more agreeable, although even for freshmen, there is hope; most upperclassmen happily take pity on other students who don’t have the means to get off campus.

Change is constant at Hamilton College. Much of the campus has received a facelift in the past few years, and there is more remodeling planned for the future. Soon, Hamilton College will have a new look; dorms are being renovated, older buildings have been torn down and rebuilt, and a new student center is on the way. Current students are generally excited about the future of their college, and happily planning for the days when the entire nation will come to recognize what a great liberal arts experience Hamilton College can be.

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