Originally founded in 1793 as the Hamilton-Oneida Academy, Hamilton was chartered as a college in 1812. It is among the three dozen oldest colleges in the United States.
In 1793 Samuel Kirkland, missionary to the Oneida Indians, presented his “Plan of Education” to President George Washington, who “expressed approbation,” and to Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton, who consented to be a trustee of the new school, to which he also lent his name. The Hamilton-Oneida Academy was chartered soon thereafter.
Hamilton offers its students outstanding opportunities to conduct research in all disciplines. 140 students participated in a research program.
Hamilton’s Career Center will help you explore career options, obtain career-related experiences and secure your first job or acceptance into graduate school. We’ll also connect you to our extensive alumni network and teach you the skills to manage your career after leaving College Hill.
The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards
The Student Activities Office strives to maximize personal growth and development in students by providing a variety of opportunities for involvement, service, and leadership in cocurricular activities.
We acquire and provide access to library resources for the Hamilton community through purchasing, licensing and borrowing. Contact us for book and article requests or purchases, help with your library account, course reserves, and more.
Search or browse the LITS resource center for documentation about computers, printers, wireless access, voicemail, policies, etc.
The Health Center promotes a healthy lifestyle through education and preventative medical care and provides diagnostic services and treatment of illness and medical conditions. The health center is committed to providing high quality, compassionate care to students.
Hamilton is like a small city. We have our own government, newspaper, radio station, health center, bookstore, orchestra, art museum, theatre, chapel, sports teams and fitness center. And if you can’t find what you want on campus, we run a jitney to area attractions that offer a diverse array of dining, shopping and cultural options.
Hamilton College Sports Performance is the home for health and well-being information pertaining to student-athletes. Sports Performance includes oversight of Sports Medicine, Strength and Conditioning, and Sports Nutrition.
Hamilton College is fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.