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Hamilton College is a private institution that was founded in 1812. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,879, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 1,300 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Hamilton College is located in Clinton, N.Y., 45 minutes east of Syracuse and 90 minutes west of Albany. The college offers a wide variety of unique student clubs on campus, from The Coloring Book Club to the comedy troupe Yodapez. Hamilton also has an active Greek life, with 18 fraternities and sororities on campus. The school fields NCAA Division III varsity sports teams and is a member of the New England Small College Athletic Conference. All underclassmen are required to live on campus, and about 98 percent of students live in the 27 residence halls. Hamilton is the third-oldest college in New York and was named after its former board of trustee and U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton College was originally a men’s college until 1978 when it became coeducational after uniting with its sister institution, Kirkland College. Nearly half of students study abroad during their time at Hamilton through 180 programs around the world or the school’s consortium programs in Spain, India, France and China, as well as U.S. locations in New York, Boston and Washington. Annual traditions on campus include FebFest, a winter carnival; and May Day, a spring outdoor concert festival. Notable alumni include poet Ezra Pound, actor and writer for "The Office" Paul Lieberstein and psychologist B.F. Skinner.