Hamilton College is a private, nonprofit school in the small town setting of Clinton, New York. Hamilton College was founded in 1812 and the school now enrolls around 2,055 students per year, which includes 2,055 undergrads. Hamilton College offers on-campus housing for up to 1,993 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 90% of students spend their weekends on campus.
📆 Mark your calendar! January 5, 2023 is the final deadline to submit an application for the Fall 2023 semester. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should find out if they have been admitted by April 1.
Student Activities at Hamilton College
Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Hamilton College's theater groups.
Are you interested in journalism and communications? Hamilton College students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.
Interested in joining a fraternity or sorority? Hamilton College has fraternities, but doesn't have sororities.
Planning to play sports? Hamilton College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Hamilton College on the Student Life page.
|2022 Hamilton College Facts At-A-Glance|
|Overall Acceptance Rate||14%|
|Early Decision Acceptance Rate||41%|
|Early Action Acceptance Rate||EA not offered|
|Applicants Submitting SAT scores||32.46%|
|Percent of Need Met||100%|
|Average First-Year Financial Aid Package||$57,037|
There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can all provide a sense of how competitive a university is.
Let's take a look at these factors to get a better sense of what Hamilton College offers and if the college seems like a good fit for you.
Hamilton College is very difficult to get into. Hamilton College admitted 14% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 9,380 applications received in 2022, 1,320 students were offered admission.
Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.
About 94% of students who start at Hamilton College come back for their second year of college. Around 91% of students who started at Hamilton College earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.
Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.
Check with Hamilton College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.
An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.
Hamilton College's endowment was valued at $1.02 billion in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. The school spends $30,804 for each full-time student enrolled.
Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.
Hamilton College meets 100% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Hamilton College full-time are awarded $57,037 a year in financial aid, on average.
The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2022 was around $19,663 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.
The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022
Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.
Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Hamilton College.
Based on this information, is Hamilton College the school for you? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Hamilton College a good school for you?
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Hamilton College is located in the small town setting of Clinton, New York.
If you would like to see Hamilton College for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 90 to Clinton, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Hancock International.
You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Hamilton College and Clinton are like without leaving home.
First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Hamilton College is Jan 5.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Hamilton College is Apr 1.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
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Wondering what life at Hamilton College is like? There are approximately 2,055 students enrolled at Hamilton College. 100% percent of students attend school full-time, 28% percent are from NY and 72% percent of students are from other states.
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