If you want to apply to Hamilton College, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is January 1 and the fee for the application costs $60. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for an application fee waiver.
Students who submit their applications for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than April 1.
Hamilton College offers early decision but not early action Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing. Early Decision 2 applications are due 1/1.
The early decision acceptance rate at Hamilton College is 46%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 18%. In 2021, Hamilton College admitted 253 of the 552 students who applied early decison.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
Getting into Hamilton College is very difficult. Hamilton College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.
In 2021, Hamilton College **accepted 18% of students, around 1,370 of the 7,443 students who applied.
Schools that are very difficult to get into, like Hamilton College, accept fewer than 60% of all applicants. At least 50% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT and over 26 on the ACT. Admissions to international students needing financial aid is program extremely difficult.
Transfer student admissions is extremely difficult. In 2021, Hamilton College waitlisted 1,875 students. Of those, 1060 eventually got in.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you stand out.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Class Rank||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
To apply, all applicants to Hamilton College must submit the following items. Double check with Hamilton College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for some||Details (if any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||1|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Out of all students that were admitted, 20% submitted a class rank. At Hamilton College 86% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 99% were in the top 25% and 100% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Hamilton College, students GPAs fall in the following ranges|
Hamilton College does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 43% of Hamilton College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 40% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Hamilton College applicants, you should strive to earn between 1410 and 1500 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Hamilton College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1500 and 25% of scored lower than 1410, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Hamilton College students scored 760 or higher and 75% of students scored 680 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Hamilton College students scored 750 or higher, and 75% scored a 680 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Hamilton College, you should strive to earn between 32 and 34 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 34 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Hamilton College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 34, and three out of four students scored lower than 34 on the ACT.
A 32 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Hamilton College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 32.
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For transfer students, it is extremely difficult to get admitted to Hamilton College.
For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is April 1. Applicants should hear back by May 15.
Transfer students can enroll in Hamilton College during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Hamilton College?
Students who are admitted to Hamilton College must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..
Does Hamilton College accept transfer credits?
Hamilton College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.
Does Hamilton College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Hamilton College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Hamilton College?
Hamilton College. is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
How hard is it to get into Hamilton College? Hamilton College is a very selective institution. The Hamilton College acceptance rate is 18%. This means that the institution accepts 18 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
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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