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What colleges are similar to Hamilton?

rdh1991rdh1991 Registered User Posts: 602 Member
edited August 2008 in College Search & Selection
What colleges are similar to Hamilton?
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Replies to: What colleges are similar to Hamilton?

  • gellinogellino Registered User Posts: 3,017 Senior Member
    Colgate, Middlebury, Williams, Bowdoin, Colby, Bates, Union, Lafayette, Franklin & Marshall.
  • carolyncarolyn Registered User Posts: 7,435 Senior Member
    Also: Kenyon, Hobart &William Smith, Dickinson, Muhlenberg, Allegheny.
  • LakeWashingtonLakeWashington Registered User Posts: 9,305 Senior Member
    Similar to Hamilton in what way? Be a bit more precise in your question.
  • pinkpineapplepinkpineapple Registered User Posts: 332 Member
    In size: most small LACs.
    In weather: Northeast with heavy snow.
    In sports: NESCAC DIII, again most small LACs are DIII.
    What other factors are you looking for? Politics, social scene/drinking, sports...
  • huskem55huskem55 User Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 4,284 Senior Member
    i think bates and connecticut college are the most similar in vibe- artsy and liberal yet sporty students
  • gellinogellino Registered User Posts: 3,017 Senior Member
    Maybe, I have just known the Hamilton grads that steered towards Wall Street positions and MBAs, but I never got the impression that Hamilton was as artsy as those other schools.
  • rdh1991rdh1991 Registered User Posts: 602 Member
    Similar in size, the type of people that attend, similar level of education. Thanks for all of the help
  • BrainCrampBrainCramp - Posts: 126 Junior Member
    Worth considering but perhaps not as close a match as those already mentioned: Washington & Lee, Vassar, Bucknell, Skidmore & St. Lawrence.
  • rdh1991rdh1991 Registered User Posts: 602 Member
    thanks guys
  • momrathmomrath Registered User Posts: 5,926 Senior Member
    I never got the impression that Hamilton was as artsy as those other schools.

    I think Hamilton is somewhat schizophrenic in that it has roots in the male-WASP tradition and roots in the arts. All male Wall Street focused Hamilton merged with all female artsy Kirkland some years back and even today the former Kirkland campus is referred to as "the dark side."

    I think it offers a good balance across the total liberal arts disciplines -- arts, sciences, social studies.

    Other colleges that seem similar in personality: Bowdoin, Kenyon, Amherst, Williams, Cornell, Dartmouth, Conn College, Colgate.
  • beefsbeefs Registered User Posts: 2,559 Senior Member
    Great, let's just name every single northeastern LAC.
  • joelangfordjoelangford Registered User Posts: 42 Junior Member
    I don't know if this is part of the appeal of Hamilton to you, but it is to some people --- they have no distribution requirements. You don't have to take anything you don't want to, unless you have to take something in your major you don't want to take. You do have to pass some kind of exam showing that you know basic quantitative skills. You have to take some P.E., and have to pass some kind of swimming test. I think there are maybe 6 or 7 other schools that don't have distribution requirements. The list has been posted on this board before. The only other two I remember are Brown and Smith, which fall into somewhat different categories of colleges, for obvious reasons.

    If that's not part of the thing you like about Hamilton, I agree with others that there are almost limitless fine LAC's in the Northeast that would be "similar" to Hamilton.
  • orchestramomorchestramom Registered User Posts: 735 Member
    I second St. Lawrence
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