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Reviews 539 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The financial aid at this school is really helpful and their need blind admissions policy is truly amazing

4 College Sophomore

Computers: There are a lot of computer labs to make printing and working fairly simple

5 College Sophomore

Academics: The open curriculum allows you to study what you are interested and focused in as well as explore completely different fields

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College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There is going to be no more off campus housing after this year

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The housing here, though some may complain, is all really nice and well kept.

2 College Sophomore

Weather: There is a lot of snow here in the winter, creating a perpetual tundra

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: For me a don't see acceptance as a problem but there are those on campus who believe it is an issue

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: The Jitney is there for use, it can be cramped or annoying but at least it is provided

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life does not have much presence on campus, especially without housing

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Everyone here are really attractive, as well as well rounded with interests in all different fields. The sporty guy might also be into math and music.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: No one puts pressure on you. Drink if you want or don't.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: It's strict just like any other school. But if you don't go wild it will be fine.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Its not good and not bad. Average

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I don't know anything about it.

2 College Sophomore

Weather: Oh man, its bad. Always cold. A warm day is 40 degrees. Then after that it will follow with a drop in 30 degrees and snow the next day. If you want florida weather, this is the opposite. But buy a winter jacket and you'll be fine.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: I like going out, but sometimes I can't find much and that is just the fault of a small college.

College Sophomore

Parking: I don't really since I don't use a car.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greeks are the same as anyone else. It's more like a club than a big social circle like other colleges. They are normal people.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: There are plenty of computers on campus, but I prefer to have my mac so I can pull it out anywhere and not be limited when studying or socializing.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: The teams on campus are not very strong so there cannot be that much fan support. But I love the gym and go all the time.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: The workload is intense, you are busy 5 days a week for sure. But the faculty are amazing and you really get a great education. There could be more internship opportunities, but its good for a small liberal arts college.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: Professors are great and always have time for you. Registration has been smooth for me. People are always taking biology and economics classes, so those are usually full.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is diversity on campus, but personally I would like more. People are accepting but there are some who are not as accepting.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I like the campus housing. You can become close with neighbors but don't have to. Some places are bigger than others. I like the sizes of half the rooms. The best place as a freshman is south, but for making friends is dunham. The best places overall are carnegie, ferguson, and eels. Those places are for upperclassmen. Housing is easy but only if you get a good number, then you are not in a good position.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a few off campus dining options. About 10 or so good restaurants. If you have a car, then a 30 minute drive is the farthest you need to go. The cost is the same for your average restaurant, so not cheap.

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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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