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.

Associate Dean of Admission Tom MarianoOn-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: 9:45 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1 p.m., 1:45 p.m.

schedule your interview interview tips

On-campus interviews are available to seniors through January 31 and become available to juniors starting on February 1. 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

Off-campus interviews are only available to students after the submission of their application for admission. Applicants who are unable to visit campus for an interview, may request an off-campus interview with an alumni representative through their My Hamilton applicant portal. If we cannot locate an alumni volunteer in the area, a Skype interview will be assigned. The deadline to request an off-campus interview is January 7 for Early Decision II applicants and January 15 for Regular Decision applicants. Requests are handled on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Request an Off-Campus Interview
through your Applicant Portal


The Admission staff and our senior interviewers have compiled some helpful advice to consider as your prepare for your admission 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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