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Hamilton College

Bachelor's programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (2)
Business & Management (1)
Humanities (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)
Social Sciences (1)



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.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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Student services

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.

Housing services

  • Hamilton operates like a small city, but has the feel of a close community. The resources are amazing for a student population of 1,850 students, and the options are as varied as the students who call our campus home.
  • From large residence halls to small houses and apartments, and from singles to quads to suites, we offer a wide range of housing options.

Library services

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.

ICT services

Search or browse the LITS resource center for documentation about computers, printers, wireless access, voicemail, policies, etc.

Medical services

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.

Student Life

Campus life

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. 

Sports facilities

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.

Student clubs

  • Actuary Club
  • Anime Club
  • Archery Club
  • Bike Co-op
  • Bowling Club


Hamilton College is fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Utica, New York, United States