Hamilton College
Clinton Corners, NY, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
0
100
24%
Acceptance Rate
5,678
Students Applied
21%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
51
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
SAT Subject Tests
No
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 15, 2020
Fall Regular Decision January 1, 2020
Other
Early Decision II
January 1, 2020
Test Optional
Yes
Application Fee
$60
Fee waivers available
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
22%
Out-Of-State Students
71%
US States Represented
45
Countries Represented
46
47%
Submitting ACT
36%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 32
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1452
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
680
75th
760
Reading
25th
680
75th
750
4.00
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
81
Top 25%
98
Top 50%
100

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 800-843-2655
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

4.26 Average Rating
Take as many classes in different departments as possible and take advantage of the open curriculum!!
Michelle from Miami, FL
Do an overnight. You really cannot gauge if you will be happy/fit into a school if you simply take a tour or attend an information session. Visit classes. This is a great way to get a feel for a school's academics. If you get a chance, visit campus more than once and definitely try to go there when classes are in session. The more times you get a chance to visit a school, the more you can potentially see and experience. In addition, coming when classes are in session allows you to see what the student body is like through meal periods, classes etc. Meet with a professor, coach, student athlete, etc. when you come to campus. Be honest and genuine in all of your application material including your essays and interviews, because it will definitely show. If you're interested and Hamilton is your number one choice, let interviewers and admissions staff know that.
from MA
If you are going to attend Hamilton College you definitely want to brush up on the basics of writing. I haven't heard of a single class that doesn't involve writing. If there is one thing Hamilton will make you- it's a good writer. I'd also advise you to get involved! The winters are harsh and long without activity to stimulate your sense of purpose time can go a lot slower. And my last piece of advise is study abroad!!! The school almost makes it part of the curriculum for students to study abroad. About 50% of your junior class will study abroad to the various universities, college, and programs Hamilton has kindled a relationship with- so don't miss out!
Amie
Come visit Hamilton and see if you like it yourself. The campus is really pretty and it's worth the experience. Spend a day or two with the current students and experience what's it like being in a college class. Ask a lot of questions whether it's class related or social activities.
JJ from Brooklyn, NY
Visit! I did not make my first visit to the Hill until April, but oh, how I wish I had visited earlier! The campus is beautiful and open. The atmosphere is so welcoming, and everyone I spoke to was so helpful and kind. Be sure that you want a small school though, because Hamilton is pretty tiny!
Kimberly from Laurel, NY
Even if you do a campus tour and info session, consider spending some time walking around the campus yourself -- its a great opportunity to meet current faculty and students! I'd also suggest checking out the dining hall because its a good idea to sample what you might be eating for the next four years.
Liz
Every one who goes to Hamilton is the kind of student who would get merit scholarships at most other colleges. Keep your GPA and SATs high, and be involved. This is not a school for students who are not willing to take control of their education or college experience.
Emily from South Windsor, CT
Make sure you like the social atmosphere before you make your decision. Coming from the midwest, the east coast attitude at Hamilton was a bit of a culture shock.
L from the Midwest

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