People don't join the Hamilton community for just four years; they belong for a lifetime. For many students, membership in that enduring community begins with the personal interview. Furthermore, because the admission committee works hard to ensure "fit" with Hamilton when determining admission decisions, personal interviews are strongly encouraged.

An interview will not only provide us with a strong sense of your personal strengths and interests that may not be obvious in an application, it will also give you a chance to ask questions and learn more about Hamilton in a personal setting.

On-campus interviews

Personal interviews are conducted by admission officers or Hamilton seniors who are carefully selected and trained for this purpose. On-campus interviews are available as follows:

  • Weekdays: 9:15 a.m., 10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.
  •  Select Saturdays in the fall: 9 a.m., 9:45 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1 p.m., 1:45 p.m.

To schedule an interview, please call the Admission Office at 800-843-2655. Because our interviews are often booked weeks in advance, we encourage you to allow adequate lead time in arranging for your visit.

Off-Campus Interviews

If you cannot visit campus for an interview, we would be happy to arrange for an off-campus interview with an alumni representative during the fall of your senior year.  

To ensure that your off-campus interview will be assigned and completed in time to be included with the review of your application, please keep in mind the following deadlines:

Application Plan Deadline to Request Interview
Early Decision, Plan I October 31
Early Decision, Plan II December 15
Regular Decision December 15 

Once you submit your off-campus interview request, a confirmation will be displayed for you to print for your records. However, due to the volume of requests received in a short amount of time, it may take us a few weeks to arrange your interview. We appreciate your patience during this time and assure you that we will follow up as promptly as possible. 

If you have any questions about your interview or if you find that your plans have changed since you submitted a request, please be in touch with us as soon as possible by emailing admission@hamilton.edu or calling 1-800-791-9283.

Request an interview

Contact Information

Office of Admission

Siuda House
Campus Road
Clinton, NY 13323
800-843-2655 315-859-4457 admission@hamilton.edu
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