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About Hamilton College

Hamilton College is a private, nonprofit school in a small town setting in Clinton, New York. Hamilton College was founded in 1812 and now enrolls around 1,900 students a year, including 1,900 undergrads. Hamilton College offers housing for up to 1,993 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 90% of students spend their weekends on campus .

There are many ways for students to get involved at Hamilton College! Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Hamilton College's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Hamilton College students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Excited for Greek life? 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.

Learn more about life at Hamilton College on the Student Life page.

Mark your calendar! January 1, 2022 is the final deadline to submit an application for Fall. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2022 should hear from Hamilton College by April 1.

2021 Hamilton College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 18%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 46%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 43%
Tuition $59,380

Is Hamilton College a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution 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.

Let's take a look at to get a better sense of what Hamilton College offers and if it could be the right college for you.

Hamilton College Acceptance Rate 2021

It is very difficult to get into Hamilton College. Hamilton College admitted 18% of all applicants in 2021. Last year, 7,443 students applied to Hamilton College and 1,370 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Hamilton College

Retention is the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

About 92% 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 Outlook Hamilton College Graduates

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Hamilton College's Endowment

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 2021, compared to a national average of $905 million. The school spends $30,804 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Hamilton College

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 $53,018 a year in financial aid, on average.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $20,125 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 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

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! You should never have to pay to submit 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, how does Hamilton College sound? Remember, the best school 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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Where is Hamilton College Located?

Hamilton College is located in the small town setting of Clinton, New York.

If you want to see Hamilton College for yourself, 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.

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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

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ACT Range

32 - 34

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

34 and Above

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32 to 34

Avg

32 and Less

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Hamilton College SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1410 - 1500

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Math SAT Range

700 - 760

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Reading SAT Range

680 - 750

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Hamilton College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$76,200

In State

$76,200

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$59,380
$59,380
Fees
$590
$590
Housing
$15,230
$15,230
Books
$1,000
$1,000

Student Life

Wondering what life at Hamilton College is like? There are approximately 1,900 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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Full Time

0.16%

Part Time

28%

In State

72%

Out-of-State

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,900

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

18%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$59,970

Out-of-State

$59,970

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 1
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