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Hamilton College Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 17 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

51% Women
49% Men


NCAA Division III (with football)

New England Small College Ath Conf

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $65,081)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $53,604)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 25 - - -
Basketball 13 9 - Yes
Field Hockey - 22 - -
Football 57 - - Yes
Golf 9 - Yes -
Ice Hockey 27 23 - Yes
Lacrosse 36 28 - -
Rowing 21 35 - -
Soccer 36 25 - Yes
Softball - 16 - Yes
Squash 13 16 - -
Swimming and Diving 22 27 - -
Tennis 14 13 - -
Track and Field, Indoor 31 27 - -
Track and Field, Outdoor 32 27 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 17 21 - -
Volleyball - 12 - Yes
Badminton - - - Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Sailing - - Yes -
Skiing - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 7.5%
Black/non-Hispanic 3.9%
Hispanic 4.7%
Non-resident alien 5.2%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 10.8%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 67.3%
Percent of students with disability 8%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 21 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Radio Station
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 0
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 7
Property Crime 19

Notable Alumni

  • A.G. Lafley '69 President and CEO, Procter & Gamble
  • Marc Randolph '80, founder, Netflix
  • Paul Lieberstein '89, Emmy Award-winning producer and actor, NBC's The Office
  • Deborah Forte '75, president, Scholastic Media
  • Gillian Zucker '90, president, Auto Club Speedway of Southern California
  • Thomas Tull '92, CEO, Legendary Pictures
  • Stephen Sadove '73, CEO, Saks Fifth Avenue
  • Thomas Vilsack '70, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture
  • Robert Moses '56, 1960's civil rights leader; founder, The Algebra Project
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Amie
  • 3
  • Being an affluent school I expected the dorms to be more charming. But in all honesty, the dorms sometimes lack heat or provide too much heat. The sizes are often…

  • Jun-27-2012 Read More
  • Jenna from Williston, VT
  • 4
  • Most of the dorms are very nice. I love that freshmen aren't secluded in their own residence halls. Instead, all of the class years are mixed together and it gives…

  • Jun-25-2012 Read More
  • Kimberly from Laurel, NY
  • 4
  • Almost every dorm is enviable. Hamilton takes care of the dorms really well, and whether you end up on the old-style Light Side or the 60's concrete block Dark Side…

  • Jun-17-2012 Read More
  • Emily from South Windsor, CT
  • 5
  • All of the buildings are amazing. Some dorms are located in these old-fashioned ornate stone buildings, and others are in these spacious modern block ones. The campus is a mish…

  • Oct-01-2014 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Emily from South Windsor, CT
  • Oct-01-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    As a vegetarian, I was super happy that they have a lot of options. There are lots of places to eat on campus that are varied, and the surrounding area of Clinton has some charming places as well.

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  • 5
  • PMT
  • Sep-15-2012 I am a current student here

    There are two main dining halls in Hamilton as well as several other restaurants. One of the dining halls, McEwan, uses organic food and caters more towards vegetarians and vegans, although it does serve meat. The other dining hall has a wide variety of food and its menu changes every day.

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  • 5
  • Courtney from Chicago, IL
  • Aug-19-2012 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Really good quality food. There aren't many places off campus, but on campus the food is great.

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  • 5
  • Ashleigh
  • Aug-19-2012 I am a current student here

    The food is great here. There are always a lot of options, and the hours are convenient. The diner is my favorite.

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  • 3
  • Amie
  • Jun-27-2012 I am a current student here

    There are a lot of options on campus. Mc Ewen dinning hall is for the healthy students seeking lean meat, vegetarian options, or a simple sandwich. The Diner is a 50's styled diner complete with burgers, fries, malts, and a jukebox! Then there is Commons dinning hall. Its structure resembles something you'd see in Harry Potter movies, but it's food is all about comfort! There is always at least 3 kinds of pasta, 5 freshly made pizzas, a salad bar, a burger and chicken grill, sandwich bar, fruit racks, 8 tubs of ice cream, and 7 kinds of cereal. Commons is the go to place when you want variety. Freshman year I thought this was all great! But by sophomore year your taste buds are begging for change. I think that's why they allowed the Euphoria Smoothie Shop and the 2 Opus Cafes to open on campus. But dishing out extra money for a smoothie and some coffee isn't what my taste buds are craving while on campus.

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  • 3
  • Jenna from Williston, VT
  • Jun-25-2012 I am a current student here

    The food is great when you start off. It can get a little repetitive after the first month or so. But the stir-fry in Mcewan is to die for!

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  • 4
  • Kimberly from Laurel, NY
  • Jun-17-2012 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The food is great! The two dining halls offer different options to avoid repetition, and although you may get a little bored, that is truly the only fault. The food is delicious. If a mundane day ever comes around there are other dining opportunities not too far away in town!

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Amie
  • Jun-27-2012 I am a current student here

    Very prominent - but not necessary. There is only one sorority that has other charters, thus greek life is hardly what it seems.

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  • 0
  • Jenna from Williston, VT
  • Jun-25-2012 I am a current student here

    While roughly 20-30% of both genders participate in Greek life, it isn't exclusive. There is no Greek housing on campus, so the societies act more like clubs in the sense that they need to request social spaces like everyone else. They bring a different dynamic to the weekend social scene, but their gatherings must be all-campus, so everyone is always welcome. Overall, it is easy to get involved, but you don't have to if Greek life isn't your cup of tea.

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