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5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Everyone is seriously so attractive physically, but also interesting in other ways.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Hamilton has a very attractive campus. Everyone looks pretty put together. Campus has a hook-up culture but relationships definitely do exist.

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.

5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: We Are the 1% of Looks – The typical student at Hamilton is smart, hardworking to the point of insanity, athletic, polite, and attractive. The attractiveness on this campus is almost as unchecked as the partying. Who's to say whether admissions creeps on Facebook pages or if good looks and good minds just come hand-in-hand, but there's no denying that Hamilton is an oasis of hotness.

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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The dating scene at Hamilton is not really one of committed relationships. You are more likely to find people hooking up with their friends or strangers, and shrugging it off the next morning. Of course there are the exceptions, but casual sex is the opposite of taboo on this campus, and hookups are much more common than dates. There is a good range in types of boys and girls so far as personalities go, but people tend to clump based on their preppy-ness, hippy-ness, grunge-iness, and other such qualities. So, if you are looking for a "type" in particular, you will know where to find a whole clump of that type of person, as each group kind of has their typical friday night haunts.

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The people at Hamilton College make it the incredible experience it is. Although dating isn’t common among underclassmen, students tend to eventually find someone by their senior year. Just don’t expect to find a real relationship with the first person you hook up with. Most students play the field for their first couple of years.

Predominantly a social student body, sometimes it is shocking to see the shy boy from history class out for a Thursday night party in Carnegie. The stereotypical Hamilton student is confident, well-dressed, and conventionally attractive. Unfortunately, this norm for Hamilton guys and girls is pervasive, and it can be frustrating rarely seeing other types of students who don’t fit the mold. Those who don't fit the typical Hamilton standard somehow seem to find each other. It's common to see tight-jeaned hipsters hand in hand, or J. Crew clad Greek society presidents out together on a Saturday night.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
Male Undergrads
Birth Control Available?
There are condoms available through the Health Center or resident advisors. Other options are available by prescription at the Health Center.
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
  1. Theme parties
  2. The gym
  3. The dorms
Best Places to Hook Up
  1. Minor Field
  2. Laundry rooms or pool tables
  3. Love Field or the track
  4. South study lounge or South roof
  5. Theme parties
Social Scene
Hamilton students follow a "work hard, play harder" motto. During the afternoon and early evening, students are found in the library or their rooms banging out papers or tearing through the assigned reading. By evening, students are out socializing. The bars downtown are hotspots during the week, and parties are popular on the weekends. The biggest challenge is monotony. With snow on the ground six months out of the year, students are looking for a change of pace. There are darksiders (living on the Kirkland side of campus) and lightsiders (living on the old ivy side of campus).
Hookups or Relationships?
Most freshmen and sophomores find freedom (or limitation) in serial hookups. During the first two years, it is rare to find couples that are officially dating. Most students start their freshman year with a boyfriend or girlfriend, but the vast majority of long-distance relationships are over by Christmas break. The no-strings hookup is easy to find if you're looking. However, many find a stable relationship by senior year.
Best Places to Meet Guys/Girls
The first people students meet are other residents in their hall. First-years are all looking for new friends and experiences, and upperclassmen in predominantly freshman dorms are quite friendly. It's easy to strike up a conversation with the girl next door, particularly if you need quarters for laundry. Living next to people inspires an intimacy, and friends are guaranteed to know someone you'd like to meet. The gym, the library, and class all offer alternate venues for meeting people. Much to the chagrin of librarians, Burke Library is a social space, complete with hushed gossip and overactive text messaging. Commons is especially busy during peak lunch and dinner hours, although beware the catwalk down the aisles to find a table. Many classes, particularly those that are discussion-based, are excellent for meeting new people to party with over the weekend. Late-night socializing at the Pub or theme parties also offer the chance to meet new people. Although these opportunities are for one night, they are perfect for students looking for the freedom of a casual hookup. Hamilton students are very sociable despite the sub zero weather conditions. If you are hoping for warm smiles and a physical connection, wait until spring. Hamilton men rave about those first few days of spring when girls in short skirts seem to crawl out of the woodwork. Both early fall and spring encourage friendly socializing outdoors. On the quad, guys play frisbee while girls sunbathe or study on blankets. The general good mood of the campus that comes with good weather at Hamilton is one of the best ways to meet someone.
Dress Code
Hamilton is generally very pretty, at least on the North side of campus. Light-siders are often compared to J-crew or Abercrombie & Fitch models. During the warmer months, students don sear-sucker shorts and polo-shirts, but most of the year they wear a uniform of North Face jackets, Patagonia fleeces, and Ugg boots. After any part it's normal to see multiple listings in The Daily Bull for lost black North Faces. Dark-siders tend to fare more on the hipster/hippie side, depending on whether you prefer skinny Urban Outfitters jeans, or baggy Levis with your plaid shirt. Nalgene water bottles, although not an actual clothing item, are also an integral part of the Hamilton wardrobe. The fact is, whether you come to campus with pearl necklaces or thick-rimmed ironic glasses, you'll find a social group to match your style.

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 14 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 14 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 16 responses

  • 27% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 17% Casual dating at your school
  • 17% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 17% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 10% Long-distance relationship
  • 10% None
  • 3% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school
  • 0% Casual dating at a neighboring school
  • 0% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school
  • 0% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school

What are the best ways to make friends at your school?    Based on 5 responses

  • 31% Dorm
  • 31% Sports
  • 23% Class
  • 8% Greek Life
  • 8% Clubs

What are the best places to meet guys/girls?    Based on 5 responses

  • 40% Theme parties
  • 30% The dorms
  • 20% Opus
  • 10% The gym

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 16 responses

  • 31% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.
  • 69% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 0% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 0% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.


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