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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
  • 4
  • Sadie from Chaska, MN
  • Oct-22-2017 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    Haven't had it but people who have tell me it's delicious.

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  • 5
  • Anon.
  • Jan-02-2017 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus


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  • 5
  • Liz
  • Nov-02-2016 I am a current student here

    I've never been unsatisfied by the options in the dining hall. The dining hall staff offers a lot of variety in meals and they rarely serve the same food multiple times a semester (except pizza, salad, etc.). The dining hall staff are also extremely helpful when it comes to navigating dietary restrictions and/or preferences.

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  • 4
  • Kelly
  • Oct-31-2016 I am a current student here

    The food here is actually really good, with something for every type of eater, accommodating every type of diet.

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  • 4
  • Caroline from Englewood Cliffs, NJ
  • Oct-23-2016 I am a current student here

    We have a number of eating options on campus, and as a picky eater I have always found great options. The diner has been one of my favorite places to eat at Hamilton. Theres nothing better than classic diner food after a long week, it also serves breakfast from 12am-4am on the weekends.

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  • 5
  • Elizabeth from Clinton, NY
  • Oct-22-2016 I am a current student here

    There are many options for dining on campus. Our two dining halls, Commons and McEwen, provide food to all 1800 students. The Howard Diner offers another option for classic diner food like hamburgers and chicken tenders. For lunch, the Little Pub offers a nice atmosphere for those looking for a change. One of their most popular dishes is the TCB -- turkey cranberry bacon sandwich! Our two coffee shops on campus, Opus I and II, offer vegetarian lunches throughout the week, and coffee too!

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  • 5
  • Mary from Clinton, NY
  • Oct-21-2016 I am a current student here

    Hamilton has two on-campus dining halls that offer a wide variety of options through Bon Appetit. We also have a pub on campus that serves lunch during the week and seems to be especially popular among the sports teams. In addition, there is a diner on campus that is open fairly late during the weekdays and serves breakfast into the wee hours of the night on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

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  • 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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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Anon.
  • Jan-02-2017 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus


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  • 0
  • Liz
  • Nov-02-2016 I am a current student here

    Hamilton does offer Greek Life but only about 20% of females and 30% of males participate so it by no means dominates the social scene. If you're looking for a close knit group of friends and are interested in joining a Greek society, go for it! If not, you can still have a close knit group of friends, no big deal!. Greek organizations are only as much a part of your Hamilton experience as you choose to make them.

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  • 0
  • Kelly
  • Oct-31-2016 I am a current student here

    Greek life is available on campus if you're looking for a group of friends to have fun with, but is easy to avoid if greek like isn't for you. It is in no ways exclusive and, unless you are part of a society, does not have a large presence on campus.

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  • 0
  • Mary from Clinton, NY
  • Oct-21-2016 I am a current student here

    Greek Life exists at Hamilton but we don't have Greek housing (we don't have any sort of group affiliated housing for that matter) and it does not dominate our social scene like it does at many other schools. Sorority and fraternity members are extremely involved in the Hamilton community and represent a wide spectrum of the student body as a whole.

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  • 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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