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Hamilton College Overview

Hamilton College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Clinton, New York. Clinton is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

What Is Hamilton College Known For?

603 Undergraduate Awards
$49,684 Avg Cost After Aid
24% Acceptance Rate
  • Students who want to work more closely with their professors have an easier time at Hamilton since the student to facuty ratio is 9 to 1.
  • The 0% student loan default rate at Hamilton is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the bachelor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Hamilton.
  • In 2017-2018, 87% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, Hamilton bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $60,200 a year. That's about 48% more than their peers at other schools.
  • The average Hamilton student graduates in 4.0 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

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Hamilton College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Hamilton.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#5 Most Popular Literature Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best International Relations & National Security Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best Mathematics & Statistics Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best Mathematics Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Best Political Science & Government Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Best Anthropology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#22 Best Social Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Best Economics Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#26 Best Sociology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#131 Most Popular Mathematics & Statistics Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Hamilton has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#11 Best Colleges for Mathematics College Factual
#18 Highest Paid Political Science & Government Graduates College Factual
#21 Highest Paid Mathematics & Statistics Graduates College Factual
#23 Highest Paid Social Sciences Graduates College Factual
#29 Best Colleges for Social Sciences College Factual
#35 Best Colleges for Political Science & Government College Factual

Where Is Hamilton College?

Location of Hamilton College

Contact details for Hamilton are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 198 College Hill Rd, Clinton, NY 13323
Phone: 315-859-4011
Website: www.hamilton.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/HamiltonCollege
Twitter: http://twitter.com/hamiltoncollege

How Do I Get Into Hamilton?

You can apply to Hamilton online at: www.hamilton.edu/admission/apply

Admission Requirements for Hamilton

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Hamilton?

24% Acceptance Rate
53% Of Accepted Are Women
36% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 24%, Hamilton is one of the most selective schools in the country. If the admissions department requests additional materials, be sure to submit them promptly. This could be a sign that you're on the border line of being accepted or denied.

Approximately 46% of accepted students are men and 53% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 24%, and the acceptance rate for women is 24%.

Average Test Scores

About 36% of students accepted to Hamilton submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 680 and 750. Math scores were between 680 and 760.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Hamilton College  ( 680 to 750 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Hamilton College  ( 680 to 760 )
200
800
Hamilton received ACT scores from 47% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 31 and 33.

ACT Composite Scores for Hamilton College  ( 31 to 33 )
1
36

Can I Afford Hamilton College?

$49,684 Net Price
40% Take Out Loans
0.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Hamilton is $49,684. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Hamilton, approximately 40% of students took out student loans averaging $4,950 a year. That adds up to $19,800 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Hamilton is 0.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Hamilton College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,999 Full-Time Undergraduates
53% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,012 undergraduate students at Hamilton, with 1,999 being full-time and 13 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Hamilton

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,999 full-time undergraduates at Hamilton, 47% are male and 53% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Hamilton

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Hamilton College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Hamilton Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 138
Black or African American 76
Hispanic or Latino 191
White 1,280
International Students 135
Other Races/Ethnicities 179

Geographic Diversity

New York students aren't the only ones who study at Hamilton College. At this time, 34 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 49 countries are represented at Hamilton. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Canada, and Vietnam.

Hamilton College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s TOTAL
Economics 78 78
Mathematics 54 54
Political Science & Government 41 41
Romance Languages 32 32
Literature 31 31
Fine & Studio Arts 25 25
Public Policy 23 23
Child Development & Psychology 22 22
Writing Studies 21 21
General Biology 20 20
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 19 19
International Relations & National Security 19 19
Sociology 19 19
Computer Information Systems 18 18
Natural Resources Conservation 18 18
Physics 18 18
Philosophy 17 17
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 16 16
History 15 15
Anthropology 12 12
Ethnic Studies 11 11
Chemistry 11 11
Area Studies 10 10
Geological & Earth Sciences 10 10
East Asian Languages 9 9
Drama & Theater Arts 9 9
Classical Languages & Literature 7 7
Religious Studies 6 6
Interdisciplinary Studies 4 4
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 3 3
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 2 2
Music 2 2
Dance 1 1
Archeology 0 0
TOTAL 603 603

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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