|Students who got into HAMC say:|
Essay (9) |
High test scores and GPA are a must. High test scores can help with a lower GPA, more so than a high GPA can help with low test scores. The essay is important. Admissions likes to see people that are looking to change the world, who've got a plan, Hamilton students are activists (for what, is all up to you!) Don't forget to interview! Although if you don't you can still be accepted. That was the case for me at least.
| Political Science|
| Dec 08 2012 | Had a 3.9 GPA in high school, lots of extra curriculars and sports, great essay, 2100 on the SAT, community service, great interview. In my experience I found that, although not required, an on campus interview is to one's benefit when applying to Hamilton. It gives the Admissions office a chance to really get to know you, and in some cases it could make a significant difference in the decision process. Plus, it gives you a chance to see the school, walk around campus, and figure out if Hamilton is the type of place where you can see yourself spending 4 glorious years. It was my top choice and is a hard school to get into. I had to write essays, provide scores, recommendations, have an interview, and submit a writing sample. I recommend students have an interview on campus if possible when applying.