Hamilton was founded more than two centuries ago as a school of opportunity, and never has that commitment been stronger than it is today. Our mission to prepare students for lives of meaning, purpose, and active citizenship starts with ensuring that a Hamilton education is accessible to the most talented students from around the world, regardless of their family’s financial background.

Our Financial Aid Promise

Hamilton meets the full demonstrated need of all students, and practices need-blind admission for first year domestic applicants, meaning that your family's ability to pay our tuition and fees will not be a factor in your admission decision.

Many Kinds of Support

Ensuring all students have equal access to all that Hamilton offers is our most enduring value. That’s why we have funds that enable you to conduct research with your faculty mentor, attend a national conference to present your findings, provide stipends for you to take on an unpaid internship, visit a museum, or catch a performance off campus, and more.

Career Preparation

Hamilton’s rigorous liberal arts education teaches students how to think, analyze, question assumptions, solve problems, and communicate ideas persuasively – skills that will get them noticed by employers and grad schools.

After Hamilton

Membership in the Hamilton community lasts a lifetime. Alumni provide our students with internships, job-shadowing experiences, and other forms of career advice. They visit campus regularly to recruit and speak in classes and welcome new graduates to cities all over the world.

The Journey to ‘Know Thyself’

No matter how many twists and turns your journey to “know thyself” takes, you can count on these promises we make to all of our students.

  • Paper Cut Illustration - Explore Your Passions


    Your Passions

    An open curriculum will allow you to discover and pursue almost any interest.

  • Paper Cut Illustration - Expand Your Perspectives


    Your Perspectives

    You’ll be exposed to new ideas and interact with people who have different perspectives.

  • Paper Cut Illustration - Express Yourself



    Communicate effectively so that you’ll be prepared for whatever career you choose.

  • Paper Cut Illustration - Expect Opportunity



    We promise to meet each applicant’s full need, and we are need-blind in admission.

Help us provide an accessible education, offer innovative resources and programs, and foster intellectual exploration.

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