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Clinton, NY, USA
4.26 Average Rating
Named for Alexander Hamilton and founded in 1812, Hamilton College is a 4-year liberal arts college in central New York State. Hamilton confers undergraduate degrees in 43 academic concentrations and features an open curriculum policy. To provide space for students interested in the fine and performing arts, Hamilton is home to the Kennedy Center for Theatre and the Studio Arts. For student athletes, Hamilton holds an annual sprint triathlon every spring known as HamTrek.
Key Admissions Stats
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This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission
Level of Institution
Suburb or town
|Application Type||Application Deadline||Reply Deadline|
|Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted.||November 15|
|Fall Regular Decision||January 5|
Admitted Student Stats
Average ACT Composite: 32
Average SAT Composite: 1462
Key Academic Stats
Highest Degree Offered
Total Number of Students
Total Number of Undergrads
SemesterSee your fit
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
9:1US National: 21:1
Tuition, Cost & Aid
Key Financial Stats
Average Net Price
|In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.||
|Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.||
|Room and Board
The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
|Books and Supplies||
Aid & Grants
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
Average Aid Per Year
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
Average Loan Amount Per Year
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
Key Campus Stats
46%US National: 44%
54%US National: 56%
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
On Campus Women's Center
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Divisional Sports Nickname
buff and blue
Varsity Athletics Association
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
New England Small College Ath Conf
24-HR security patrol
Campus emergency phones
Post Grad Stats
Top 5 Cities
6 mos. after graduation
6 years after graduation
What Students Are Saying
4.26 Average Rating
I go to school in a postcard; the campus is absolutely gorgeous! The teachers are warm mentors that often invite you to their homes for a meal and intellectual conversation. Hamilton College is a quirky private college nestled atop a hill, where you'll find the future business and government leaders as well as pre-meds and noir artists enjoying the weather together.
Hamilton College is for you if you love to learn, if you are enthusiastic and outdoorsy. If you are looking for a homey, small school with a cute little town, look no further. Hamilton is a truly wonderful place.
Kimberly from Laurel, NY
I'm so lucky to be able to call Hamilton my home. My fellow students are friendly and passionate and my professors are top notch. If I had to re-do college, there is no doubt in my mind that I would still choose Hamilton.
If you need to see a lot of green like I do, look no further; beautiful rural campus and area. Everyone you meet is equally intelligent and kind. The open curriculum fosters a very liberating atmosphere.
Emily from South Windsor, CT
Hamilton professors really care about teaching. The campus is gorgeous, though chilly in the winter. The open curriculum is amazing.
L from the Midwest
It is one of the most beautiful campuses with the best community. The relationships I have built with my friends, professors and the staff here have helped me grow throughout my years here. However, I know even after I graduate this school will remain a part of my life and growth forever.
Caroline from Englewood Cliffs, NJ
A tight-knit community full of passionate students and professors who are happy to be here. Hamilton fosters an environment that enriches learning and growing. The hill is a beautiful campus that gives students a broad perspective.
Michelle from Miami, FL
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