Hamilton’s open curriculum allows you to choose courses because they interest you and fit your individual academic plan, not because you need to fulfill some requirement. 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 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. During the past decade, we’ve invested well over $200 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 dining at ethnic restaurants, going to movies, shopping and more.
Nearly two-thirds of our students 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 among hundreds of 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. Career and graduate school planning is a priority at Hamilton.
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.
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 ask our students for a pledge in return: We expect you to work to your ability, be open to new ideas and contribute your talents to our community.
We make admission decisions without considering your financial need and then provide the financial aid that makes it possible for you to enroll.
The Admission Office is open nearly every Saturday in October, and early November. Chat with faculty members, attend an information session, take a student-led tour, and have a personal interview.
Number of first year applications received for the Class of 2022
27% students of color from the U.S. and 7% non-U.S. citizens in the class of 2022
Number of languages spoken by members of the Class of 2022
Percentage of Class of 2022 eligible for Pell Grants
Fall first-year students (47 more will arrive in spring)
Members of the class of 2022 join a student body that comes from 47 states and 45 countries.