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Transcript of Hamilton College
Facts at a Glance
Hamilton is a national leader in teaching students to write effectively, learn from each other and think for themselves.
At Hamilton a residence hall is more than just a place to live — it provides opportunities for students to learn from their peers in an environment of community living. Hamilton offers a variety of living experiences, each uniquely contributing to the whole community.
Where to Eat
Bon Appétit was founded in 1987; daring to try something new and different by creating an onsite custom restaurant experience for our guests. Our chefs prepare their food with the freshest of ingredients. Bon Appétit believes natural ingredients makes for great food. What Bon Appétit wants people to remember from their eating experience is the taste. The result of our chef's experience in creating authentic and diverse menus.
The Citrus Bowl is the men’s ice hockey opener of the year. Hamilton fans have been known to throw oranges into the opponent’s goal after Hamilton scores its first goal of the season.
Halloween Weekend is huge at Hamilton. From Wednesday through Sunday there are different themed parties that students get decked out for.
The last day of classes in the spring semester, which some feel is “the best holiday of the year.” Annually on Class and Charter Day, afternoon classes are cancelled and there is a campus-wide picnic. Class and Charter day is unofficially the biggest party day of the entire school year
Started in 2004, the May Day Music Festival is an outdoor event sponsored by several on-campus organizations and has hosted performers such as Ted Leo, The New Pornographers, and Sleater-Kinney.
Also started in 2004, HamTrek is the school’s annual sprint-triathlon consisting of a 525-yard swim, 9-mile bike ride, and 3.1-mile run. Students compete individually or in teams of three.
Hamilton's 1,350-acre campus is situated on a hilltop overlooking the picturesque village of Clinton, N.Y. The College is eight miles southwest of Utica, 45 minutes east of Syracuse, one hour from the Adirondack Park to the northeast and 90 minutes west of Albany.
29% of all classes have 9 or fewer students; nearly three-quarters have 19 or fewer.
1,820 (53% female, 47% male)
Hamilton is need-blind in its admission decisions and meets the full demonstrated financial need of every accepted student.
Class of 2016 Profile
49% men, 51% women
For those who used the SAT to fulfill our testing requirement,
the middle 50% SAT range of scores:
SAT Critical Reading: 650-740
SAT Math: 650-740
SAT Writing: 650-740
Mean ACT Score: 31
At Hamilton, where faculty-student advising matters, we provide academically focused students an individualized education characterized by intense student-faculty interaction, an emphasis on oral and written communication, and the ability to make thoughtful choices about their intellectual pursuits.
No Distribution Requirements
Students take courses because they are interested in the subject, not to fulfill a requirement.
The Writing Program
All students are required to take three writing-intensive courses offered throughout the curriculum.
Optional, small, rigorous courses of no more than 16 offering intensive interaction among students and faculty members by emphasizing writing, speaking and discussion.
All students are required to take at least one of the quantitative and symbolic reasoning courses offered throughout the curriculum.
The Major (third and fourth years)
Typically, eight to 10 courses, depending on the department or program.
Each department and program has designed a senior program to serve as an integrating and culminating experience for the major by requiring students to use the methodology and knowledge gained in their first three years of study. For many students, the Senior Program takes the form of a graduate-level honors thesis.
Areas of Study
Jurisprudence, Law and Justice Studies
Alpine Skiing Cycling
Canoe Racing Equestrian
Figure Skating Ice Hockey
Nordic Skiing Rugby
Sailing Ultimate Frisbee
Other Programs and Facilities
Adirondack Adventure (pre-orientation program)
Fitness Center (70+ cardio stations and 40+ weight/resistance opportunities; indoor climbing wall; dance studio)
Wellness Program (classes, workshops, lectures)
Hamilton is located in the quaint, New England-style village of Clinton, N.Y., about 10-15 minutes from a variety of shopping, dining and recreational opportunities. The Adirondack Park is a favorite destination for hiking, skiing, camping and other outdoor activities.
Tom’s Natural Foods..........Clinton Cider Mill
1 café..........Dunkin’ Donuts
2 clothing boutiques..........1 supermarket
Kirkland Art Center..........3 gift shops
1 Tex-Mex takeout..........1 Indian café
1 Chinese Restaurant
Just Down the Hill
Target..........T.J. Maxx Gander Mountain
Barnes & Noble (Starbucks)..........H&M
Bed Bath & Beyond..........Applebee’s
Ann Taylor Loft..........Outback
American Eagle..........Best Buy
Just 10 Minutes from Campus
Dunham Residence Hall
If you like to meet lots of people and thrive in a social environment, Dunham is the place for you. Many first-year students (about 50%) are placed in doubles & quads in this building. Dunham is the largest residence hall on campus and is conveniently located right in the middle of everything on the north side of campus.
Wertimer House is home to the Leadership Experience And Preparation (LEAP) Program. It is located near the Bristol Center, Skenandoa House and Wallace Johnson House. Wertimer has space for 42 incoming first years in 21 doubles. Since Wertimer houses only first years who are all coming to Hamilton together, the residents often form a close knit community.
South Residence Hall
Residential Engagement in Academic Life (REAL) is a unique housing option open to 60 members of the class of 2017. Students will live together on the 3rd and 4th floors of South residence hall and take one of their courses together with one of Hamilton’s best teachers. Your REAL professor is also your faculty advisor. Students have a chance to connect with faculty and one another around both intellectual and social activities. This has become a very popular housing option.
Quads and six-person living units define the style of this four-story structure capped by the distinctive “South Tower.” South Residence Hall primarily contains two-room quads, each with a bathroom, for first-year students. In each quad the bedroom opens into a large central study room with a (non-working) fireplace, natural hardwood floors, and wood paneling on the walls.
Keehn, Major, McIntosh and Minor Residence Halls
All four of these buildings were constructed simultaneously in 1968. They are located in a cluster near the Kirkland Glen and share identical architectural design. All consist of two hallways per floor, accommodating female and male upperclass students in singles and first-year students in the double rooms. Experience has shown that such halls foster a close sense of community and the R.A., who lives adjacent to the lounge, usually acts as the focal point for bringing the two hallways together.
North Residence Hall
Lots of positive interaction happens in North between first-year students and upperclass students. North is noted for its convenient location and strong sense of community. A stone building completed in 1842, North Residence Hall consists of four floors and a basement recreation area. Rooms in North consist of singles for upperclass students; with doubles and triples for new students. Men occupy the first and third floors; women live on the second and fourth. North houses 91 students.
Commons Dining Hall
McEwen Dining Hall
Plus much more....