Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneA-
- Campus FoodB+
- Student LifeA-
Hamilton College is ...
NCAA Division III (with football)
New England Small College Athletic Conference
Hamilton College Rankings
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High School GPA
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- 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.25 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.25 responses
Most Popular Majors
- Mathematics & Statistics51Graduates
- Political Science and Government47Graduates
- International Relations and National Security Studies26Graduates
- Foreign Languages and Literatures23Graduates
- Public Policy Analysis22Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.30 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.36 responses
After Hamilton College
- Very Good144
I love my school. Its a lot of work. The professors demand a lot from you, because they want you to learn and do well. I was a January admit, so me and 30 other January admits had the option to take classes in London out first semester. People who are jans do many different things, from work at home to study abroad. The transition to campus has been a little tough. The academics are much more rigorous here than they were in London. People here are generally welcoming and friendly but coming in mid year is a bit tough socially because many of my classmates had already gone through the making friends and figuring out what do to stage. Commons is generally good. It does get old after awhile, but its not too bad. It is worse having to walk in the next morning and awkwardly dodge your hook up from last night. The community here is great! Everyone is very supportive of one another. Many students go and support their friends in sports, or art shows, or plays, etc. Feb fest is a fun time of the year. For a week in February the school has all sorts of activities going on. They range from Mr. Hamilton (male beauty pageant), to chocolate tasting, to black light sledding, to cheering on the hockey team.
- College Freshman
- 9 months ago
Love the Fall and Spring, Winter Not So Much! Our campus is absolutely gorgeous, especially with our access to over 6 miles of trails in the glen. Fall is beautiful with the leaves changing colors, and the breeze makes it cool enough for students to enjoy our WiFi access anywhere and anytime, and study outdoors. Spring just brings everything back to life and it's lovely to see green and the different colors of flowers blooming. Winter on the other hand, while pretty, lasts for way too long. The administration does try to facilitate the winter for us by throwing FebFest, and also with Student Interests putting up holiday lights along Green Apple Way.
- College Sophomore
- Aug 3 2012
The academics are challenging but rewarding. The psychology is pretty great and there are some wonderful professors. Some of the psych professors are less than stellar, but if you talk to upperclassmen and figure out which ones to avoid, you will have a great experience. The workload can be a bit heavy, as psych is treated as a lab science, so all of you upper level classes will have labs in addition to the lecture classes. There are amazing internship and research opportunities in addition to the comprehensive curriculum. You will learn a lot!
- College Sophomore
- Aug 2 2012