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Clinton, NY
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$44,350
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Hard
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Academics: Some professors are great, but you should ask upperclassmen before registering to avoid disappointment.

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Computers: Computer labs are busy at certain times of the day, and around midterms and finals. Most students have their own computers, but use school machines for printing or projects.

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Computers: You should definitely bring your own computer if it is possible. Even if it is old or used, having one is much easier.

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Computers: My roommate's hard drive crashed, and she didn't have a clue what to do. She took her computer to the campus computer facility. They installed her replacement hard drive and software free of charge.

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Computers: The people working understand that we are college students and our computers are our lifeline. The computer people work as fast as possible to make our lives easier.

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Computers: Though there are many computers on campus, it is often difficult to find good ones during peak hours. Having my own computer at school has been vital. Not only for writing papers and using math programs, but also as means of communication. I never knew how much I would really use AIM until I got here.

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Computers: You should definitely bring your own computer. Some classes require the completion of informational computer programs.

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Computers: There are lots of computers in numerous labs, and the network works fantastically. There is even a student storage server that allows you to access your documents from any computer on the network. I have my own computer because I find doing work in my room convenient.

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Computers: There are almost always enough computers, whether you live on the light side or the dark side. It is much more convenient to have your own computer, but most students use campus computers anyway since it gets them away from the distractions that their rooms offer them. A word of warning: if you don't have a computer, plan on grabbing computers early in the morning during finals and midterms because competition is fierce for last-minute assignments.

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Computers: The computer network is usually fast and bug-free; it is not very fast for downloads, though. Computer labs are usually not crowded throughout the campus, except for the end of the semester. Your personal computer may just add more colors to your dorm life. I'd say campus computers are sufficient for studies.

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Computers: You have to hound ITS, but they will help. They have the network set so academic pages load before nonacademic pages. It causes a bottleneck and everything runs slower. Not a good idea.

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Computers: You should definitely bring your own computer, as it is very convenient. Nevertheless, you can always find a free computer to work at. The network could be better if they didn't limit the sharing programs.

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Computers: The network is great; it has a really nice and easy setup that works for Macs and PCs. The labs can be crowded, but they're usually not too bad. There are a lot of Mac computers, so if you have no idea how to use a Mac, that can be a problem sometimes. Wireless network is great for the library and out in the quad. Anywhere you can do work outside of your room is wonderful!

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Computers: Hamilton has a new multimedia presentation center with computers. There is a mixture of Macs and PCs, and both are fast and up-to-date. These computers are connected to DVD burners, scanners, or a large format printer. This facility has a black-and-white printer and a color printer for student use.

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Health & Safety: There are always several officers on call at all times. The EMTs are well trained and ready to run at the drop of a hat.

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Health & Safety: As a female, I have no problem walking around alone at night.

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Health & Safety: This past year, Campus Safety has become stricter when it comes to alcohol on campus. They are writing up more students and handing out harsher punishments.

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Health & Safety: I could not feel any safer on campus. Nobody is going to do anything if you're just walking around.

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Health & Safety: Campus Safety is not as bad as everyone thinks they are. They're just doing their job, and they definitely hand out a lot of get-out-of-jail-free warnings.

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Health & Safety: It is 100 percent safe.

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Health & Safety: Good. Unfortunately, security can't prevent every kind of problem on campus, and having only been here for less than a semester, I've already seen some of the worst kinds of crimes committed to friends, but that happens at any college, I guess. Let's put it this way: Campus Safety has enough of a presence that I won't drink pretty much at all.

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Health & Safety: The campus is largely secure, though there have been occasional break-ins to cars, largely attributed to people from off campus. There is no problem walking alone at night, and I leave my dorm room unlocked.

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Health & Safety: The campus is extremely safe. I have never had anything stolen, but I guess you just need to be smart about these things. The campus is safe, not immune, though.

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Health & Safety: I feel perfectly safe, although Campus Safety needs to calm down on busting parties and handing out parking tickets. Their one true passion is parking tickets.

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Health & Safety: It is pretty safe, even late at night.

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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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