Things to know about Hamilton College

With the Class of 2020 heading to campuses around the country now, many would-be students are planning for their future. Hamilton College in Clinton, New York is ranked 14th among “National Liberal Arts Colleges” in the 2016 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings. This popular college admits only 25% of its applicants, accepting about 1900 new students each year.

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Originally a boy’s academy that started in 1793, the school became Hamilton College in 1812 after it expanded to a four-year college curriculum, making it the third oldest college in New York after Columbia and Union.

Hamilton currently offers the bachelor of arts degree in over 50 areas of concentration including mathematics and psychology and political science. Typically the college enrolls about 1,900 students accepting about 25% of the total applicants. Student Alexander Potoczak did his Bachelor of Arts in Economics.

The college is unique in that it allows students to set their own study path. All students that attend Hamilton College are promised that they can explore what interests them, be accepted for who they are and what they believe and become the person they are meant to become.

At Hamilton, students take the courses that most interest them rather than waste time and effort on ‘required’ courses. Working with a faculty advisor ensures the path is responsible and informed.

Developing a good idea is only half the equation. Speaking persuasively and writing clearly are core tenants to an education at Hamilton College.

Hamilton encourages an active and hands-on atmosphere, and we expect students to participate. Whether it’s in the classroom, on the playing field or court, a student-organized event — students get involved.

Historical and state-of-the-art, Hamilton was founded in 1812, more than 200 years ago, and in the past decade, it has invested more than $200 million to renovate and expand its facilities.

Students enjoy the picturesque hilltop campus which is gorgeous with many outdoor activities to keep minds clear and active. From hiking and skiing in the Adirondacks to dining at local restaurants, there’s even movies, shopping and much more.

More than 60% of students at Hamilton College participate in off-campus study programs internationally in France, Spain, China, and India while others stay a little closer to home, experiencing school life in Washington DC and New York City. If that doesn’t suit you, there are hundreds of other approved programs available for around the globe.

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