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School Spotlight: Hamilton College

Hamilton College
Elyse Krantz

Written by Elyse Krantzon May 22nd, 2018

I became interested in the college admissions process after serving as a student tour guide in the admissions office of my alma mater. After graduating, I accepted an admissions counseling position at Bennington College in Vermont where I evaluated applications and reviewed art portfolios from students across the country. Three years later, after pursuing my master's degree in New York City, I joined the admissions staff at Barnard College where I served as a senior admissions officer. At Barnard, I directed Long Island and Boston recruitment in addition to managing the College's alumnae interview program, coordinating admissions statistics, and editing various college publications. Having also served as an alumni interviewer for Dartmouth College and visited over 75 colleges, I feel especially well-equipped to help students prepare for admission interviews and campus tours.
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There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges. As such, we are highlighting a new college each week in our School Spotlight series. Check out the college below, along with the other posts in our series, and you may just stumble upon your dream school! School Spotlight: Hamilton College Clinton, NY Study what you love and be who you are. These are two reasons why bright, creative, and ambitious students choose Hamilton College, a down-to-earth liberal arts college in central NY. One of a handful of selective colleges without distribution requirements, Hamilton fosters a lifetime love of learning by encouraging its 1,850 students to chart their own academic journeys. While students can choose from a range of liberal arts and science majors (including options like geoarchaeology; jurisprudence, law & justice studies; and world politics), all students are expected to develop strong written and public speaking skills. Thanks to the College’s writing and oral communication centers, students have plenty of support as they tackle Hamilton’s many writing-intensive courses. Wondering how you’ll gain job experience in the quaint village of Clinton? In addition to offering several study abroad programs, Hamilton features popular domestic study options in New York City and Washington, D.C., which combine academic seminars with relevant internships. Approximately two-thirds of students participate in some kind of off-campus study program during their four years at Hamilton. Good to know: Hamilton is one of a few colleges to be both “need blind” in the application process, as well as guarantee that first-year domestic students receive 100 percent of their demonstrated need in financial aid. Image Credit: Top, Courtesy Hamilton College College-Visit-CTA


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