Today, more than 200 years later, that motto — Know Thyself — remains a guiding principle as Hamilton prepares students to become critical thinkers in order to address our world’s most pressing problems. For only after gaining a full appreciation of your strengths, skills, and interests can you make valuable contributions to society and achieve the professional success and personal satisfaction you seek.
Knowing Thyself Is a Journey
As a student at Hamilton, you will come to know thyself through our four promises:
We also promise that a Hamilton education will be accessible and worth your investment. We will evaluate your admission application without considering your financial circumstances, and, once you are accepted, we’ll meet your full demonstrated need for all four years.
A Time of Transformation
At Hamilton, you will be transformed — personally, intellectually, socially. It may be an academic or extracurricular interest you didn’t know you had. Or perhaps it’s a newfound love of the outdoors. Whatever your passion, we will help you discover the future you were meant to pursue. It’s happened for students before you, and it will happen for you.
Oftentimes students feel as though there is a dichotomy between the sciences and the arts and that they must choose one or the other. Enter Shelly Cao ’23, an art and mathematics double major pursuing a combination of both through architecture and showing the paths that emerge from pursuing interdisciplinary interests.
When gun violence changed his life forever, Lelan O’Brien ’23 decided to take action. After interning with the Brady Campaign, which works to end gun violence, O’Brien served as a Courage Fellow for Giffords, a group led by shooting survivor and former congresswoman Gabby Giffords. In June, O’Brien attended a lobby in Washington, D.C., where he met Giffords and other lawmakers working toward a safer future.