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This is a terrible school full of self-absorbed people from the students on up to the administration. This school's been a complete waste of time. The years of my life I've spent at this school have been lost forever.
2nd Year Male -- Class 2006
Campus Aesthetics: B+, Education Quality: F
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Once upon a time I was a straightSuper BrilliantUndecided
Once upon a time I was a straight A student with high SAT scores from a midwestern public school. I could have gone almost anywhere. Hamilton must have liked me because I was offered a fair amount of money to attend the school. I'm not rich so I accepted the offer and enrolled. Big mistake. I hate it here. Although the students are smart, too many care more about socializing than developing as an intellectual. However, to the student body's credit, I take a 300 level course and I notice that the juniors and seniors are far more academically curious, but it shouldn't take two years to realize the benefits of a potentially great educational experience. The students are also arrogant, although the professors are quite helpful. The negatives outweigh the postivies and I'm probably going to transfer out next semester.
2nd Year Male -- Class 2007
Faculty Accessibility: A+, Friendliness: F
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The previous poster (though I won't comment specifically)Not so brightUndecided
The previous poster (though I won't comment specifically) is right about the elitist attitude of Hamilton students. This makes it very difficult to find your own niche when you are considered the minority (and I'm not talking ethnicity, though diversity is nonexistent here, too). The small campus and student body make it difficult to get a sense of the real world when most everyone here is the same. I do think my degree from Hamilton will be an asset but the overall experience leaves a lot to be desired. The campus is pretty - but very remote - and there are weekends you'll be pulling your hair out, drunk or sober.
1st Year Male -- Class 2007
Individual Value: B+, Surrounding City: F
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