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About Hamilton College

Hamilton College is a private, nonprofit school located in the small town setting of Clinton, NY

Founded in 1812, the institution currently enrolls around 1,900 students a year, including 1,900 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

Hamilton College's endowment was valued at $1,020,321,000 in 2021. The school spends $30,804 for each full-time student enrolled.

Admissions Facts About Hamilton College

Acceptance rate: 18%

Early Decision or Early Action: Yes/No

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: January 1

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: April 1

Hamilton College Acceptance Rate 2021

Hamilton College is a very difficult school to get accepted to. The acceptance rate at Hamilton College is 18 percent.

In 2021, 1,875 applicants were waitlisted and 17 students were ultimating offered a spot off the waitlist.

Is Hamilton College a good school?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a school is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of the 469 students who started at Hamilton College as first-time freshman, 403 graduate within four years.

Around 91 percent of students who started at Hamilton College earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $20,125 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Hamilton College sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Hamilton College a good school for YOU?

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Hamilton College's application deadline is January 1. All applicants will receive an admissions decision by April 1.

Read on to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics and majors and more. Or, visit the College Confidential forums to join the conversation about Hamilton College and get personalized recommendations for other colleges that might be perfect for you.

College Info

198 College Hill Road Clinton, NY 13323-1296

Campus Setting: Small Town

Hamilton College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Apr 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Hamilton College is Jan 1.

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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Hamilton College ACT Scores


ACT Range

31 - 34

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

34 and Above


31 to 34


31 and Less


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Hamilton College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

680 - 770


Reading SAT Range

670 - 740

Hamilton College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees


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Cost Breakdown
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State Tuition

Student Life

Wondering what life at Hamilton College is like? There are approximately 1,924 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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