Hamilton College is one of the nation's top liberal arts colleges. It is independent, highly selective, coeducational and residential. Founded in 1793 as the Hamilton-Oneida Academy and chartered in 1812 as the third oldest college in New York State, Hamilton currently enrolls approximately 1,820 students from 47 states and 38 countries. The College is distinguished by a faculty of 183 men and women dedicated to teaching and scholarship, by innovative academic programs and a commitment to diversity in its broadest sense, and by outstanding modern facilities, and talented and motivated students.
The College, with an endowment exceeding $693 million, is located on a wooded 1,300-acre hilltop campus overlooking the New England-style Village of Clinton, New York, and is in close proximity to the Adirondack Park, where hiking, skiing, fishing, boating and snowmobiling abound. The campus is within a four-five hour drive of New York, Boston, Toronto and Philadelphia. A rich variety of cultural and recreational opportunities are available both on campus and in nearby Utica (10 minutes), Syracuse (45 minutes) and Albany (90 minutes).
As a national leader for teaching students to write effectively, learn from each other and think for themselves, Hamilton produces graduates who have the knowledge, skills and confidence to make their voices heard on issues of importance to their communities and the world.
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