Hamilton’s open curriculum allows you to choose courses because they interest you and fit your individual academic plan, not because you have to fulfill distribution requirements. A faculty advisor will help you make responsible, informed decisions.
Hamilton is a national leader for teaching students to write clearly and speak persuasively. After all, what good is developing a great idea if you can’t communicate it effectively?
Learning at Hamilton is active and hands-on, and we expect you to participate. Whether it’s in the classroom or the lab, on the stage or behind the podium, with a student-run club or service organization, on the playing field or the court — students get involved.
Hamilton’s campus is characterized by a diverse array of people with different backgrounds, experiences, and ideas. Be yourself at Hamilton, and be respected for who you are.
Hamilton was founded more than 200 years ago, and we’re proud of our distinguished history. In the last fifteen years, we’ve invested more than $302 million to renovate and expand our academic, residential, and recreational facilities.
Sure we get our share of snow in the winter (OK, more than our share), but Hamiltonians embrace their surroundings. Our hilltop campus is gorgeous, and the Village of Clinton is picturesque. There’s lots to do in our backyard, from hiking and skiing in the Adirondacks to exploring the great cuisine in our area, going to movies, attending concerts, shopping and more.
Most of our students – 65% – participate in Hamilton’s off-campus study programs in France, Spain, China, India, Washington, D.C., New York City, and the Adirondacks, or choose from more than one hundred other approved programs.
Alumni love this place. Their generosity funds scholarships, spectacular new facilities, and a multitude of programs, but they also give of their time. Hamilton graduates help our students explore career options by providing internships and job opportunities.
Fewer than 50 U.S. colleges and universities are need-blind in admission and meet 100% of students’ demonstrated need for four years; Hamilton is among them.
There is no one Hamilton student just as there is no one Hamilton experience, but the promise we make to all our students is the same: At Hamilton you can study what interests you, be accepted for who you are and what you believe, and prepare to be the person you were meant to become.
Hamilton has made important commitments to high school students graduating in 2022. We hope this information provides clarity and relief during an otherwise stressful time.
While our campus is now open for visitors and tours, we realize that not everyone is ready to travel. We have a number of ways for you to get to know us and engage with our community, virtually.
The core of the Hamilton experience is represented in the three promises we make to students: At Hamilton you can study what interests you, be accepted for who you are and what you believe, and prepare to be the person you were meant to become.
We make admission decisions without considering your financial need and then provide the financial aid that makes it possible for you to enroll.
Number of first year applications received for the Class of 2025
Percent of the Class of 2025 that are students of color from the U.S.
In light of the uneven availability of standardized testing, submission of SAT and ACT scores will be optional for applicants applying in 2021-23.
Percent of international students in the Class of 2025
Percentage of Class of 2025 eligible for Pell Grants
Fall first-year students
Members of the Class of 2025 join a student body that comes from 49 states and 46 countries