Hamilton College is committed to the intellectual and personal development of students. We seek to nourish a love of learning, a creative spirit, and an informed and responsible engagement with an everchanging world. To promote these qualities, the College challenges all of its students to work with their advisors to devise an educational program that fosters eight goals:
At Hamilton, where faculty-student advising matters, we provide academically focused students an individualized education characterized by intense student-faculty interaction, an emphasis on oral and written communication, and the ability to make thoughtful choices about their intellectual pursuits. The academic program is rigorous with two defining characteristics:
No Distribution Requirements – students take courses because they are interested in the subject, not to fulfill a requirement.
The Writing Program – communicating well is so important to one’s future success that all Hamilton students are required to take three writing-intensive courses.
More than 60% of Hamilton students study off campus at least one semester. Most popular destinations:
Learn more about Hamilton's off-campus study programs.