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Absolute crap school -Quite BrightEnglish
Absolute crap school - cold, isolated, small-minded students, disinterested faculty. Was a complete waste of a college career - major mistake on my part
4th Year Male -- Class 2019
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I love Hamilton.Quite BrightPolitical Science
I love Hamilton. It's as simple as that. It's a wonderful place and I've made friends and memories here in the past couple months that will last a lifetime. Coming from a public school I was worried about the whole "private school thing". The truth is that there are a lot of boarding school kids here, really rich kids here, people wearing "Nantucket red", and some of these people aren't worth knowing, but most are. Don't judge a book by its cover cause you'll be amazed by a Hamilton student. (We're just full of surprises!)

There's a lot to love about Hamilton. The professors are awesome, the open curriculum is practically a godsend, and the people are amazing. Another thing I love is the diversity. People think of Hamilton as a primarily white school. But, YOUR Hamilton doesn't have to be that way. I chose to make friends with a great variety of people from all backgrounds and from countries all around the world. Hamilton can be as diverse as you want it to be.

The only negative is the drug scene on campus--particularly alcohol. It's upstate NY, there's not much else to do. The school tries, but there's just something appealing about getting really wasted. That being said many of my friends don't drink and they get a lot of respect for that decision. Also, I find that the close knit community here (and at other liberal arts schools) can be a tad overstated. You won't know everybody, you don't say hi to people when you pass them, etc. but that being said I can't walk out of my dorm without seeing someone I know and someone I will say hi to. Hamilton is what you make it. Be outgoing, be nice, be you, and you'll have no problem fitting in.

1st Year Male -- Class 2016
Scholastic Success: A+, Social Life: C-
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People here are fantastic.Quite BrightBiology
People here are fantastic. Almost everybody walks around with a smile and you can't walk from one side of campus to the other without saying "hi" to ten different people. Its a beautiful campus and the academics are top notch.
1st Year Male -- Class 2011
Useful Schoolwork: A+, Surrounding City: B-
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