United States, New York

Hamilton College is a private liberal arts college situated in Clinton, New York. It was established in 1793 as Hamilton Oneida College, and it was chartered to establish Hamilton College in 1812 to commemorate the inauguration of the trustee Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton currently offers a bachelor of arts degree in 55 fields of study. Hamilton also participated in the engineering dual-degree programs at Columbia University's Columbia School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Dartmouth College's Thayer School of Engineering. Hamilton is known for its flexible curriculum and no allocation requirements. Except for the courses required for concentration, students have almost complete freedom in choosing courses. Hamilton College embraces diversity, is committed to combating systemic racism and paranoia, and supports a community in which all individuals without exception will be valued, empowered, and treated fairly. The mission of Hamilton College is to prepare students for lives of meaning, purpose, and active citizenship is inextricably tied to our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Campus Life

The current campus of Hamilton University was formed by the merger of Hamilton and Kirkland University campuses. It has three large forest areas called Root glen, Rogers glen, and Kirkland glen. The college believes in teaching leadership skills and provides many opportunities for students to organize and collaborate on projects successfully. These include volunteer opportunities, in which students usually play a fundamental role in the local community. There are eight fraternities, four sororities, and one co-ed society active on the Hamilton College campus. Most of the students live in college-owned dormitories. The residence halls have various styles, including former fraternity houses, suites, apartment-style housing, co-ops, and traditional dormitory-style housing. Hamilton offers a cooperative living option for students, as well as substance-free and quiet housing.

Noted Alumni

Some of the well-known alumni of Hamilton College are Abolitionist Gerrit Smith, Railroad entrepreneur, and executive Perry H. Smith, U.S. Congressman, Senator, and Governor of Connecticut Joseph Roswell Hawley, U.S. Secretary of State and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Elihu Root, U.S. Vice President James S. Sherman, Pharmaceutical entrepreneur William McLaren Bristol, Pharmaceutical entrepreneur John Myers, Poet Ezra Pound, Jurist, and diplomat Philip Jessup, Influential psychologist and social philosopher B. F. Skinner, Pathologist Lauren Ackerman, Diplomat Sol Linowitz, Sexuality researcher William Masters, Prize-winning neuroscientist Paul Greengard, and Award-winning writer Thomas Meehan.