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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?

597 Undergraduate Awards
$51,126 Avg Cost After Aid
18% Acceptance Rate
  • Hamilton has an impressive student to faculty ratio of 9 to 1.
  • The highest award offered at Hamilton is the bachelor's degree.
  • 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.
  • On average, it takes about 4.1 years for students from Hamilton to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.

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Hamilton College Rankings

Hamilton is ranked #32 out of 2,587 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2022 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #3 out of 160 schools in New York.

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.

Hamilton has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#38 Best Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Best Dance Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Writing Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Foreign Languages & Linguistics Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Best Visual & Performing Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Best Mathematics & Statistics Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#32 Best English Language & Literature Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#32 Best Computer & Information Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#36 Best Social Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#40 Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#48 Best Psychology 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
#13 Best Foreign Languages & Linguistics Schools College Factual
#20 Best Visual & Performing Arts Schools College Factual
#25 Best English Language & Literature Schools College Factual
#30 Best Business Schools Business Degree Central
#37 Best Computer & Information Sciences Schools College Factual
#46 Best Psychology Schools College Factual

Where Is Hamilton College?


Contact details for Hamilton are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 198 College Hill Rd, Clinton, NY 13323
Phone: 315-859-4011

How Do I Get Into Hamilton?

You can apply to Hamilton online at:

Admission Requirements for Hamilton

Submission Required?
High School GPA considered but not required
High School Rank considered but not required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores considered but not required
TOEFL recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Hamilton?

18% Acceptance Rate
56% Of Accepted Are Women
43% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Hamilton is 18%, which means the school is highly selective when deciding who will be admitted and who won't. Even if you have great grades and test scores, that may not be enough. So be sure to look for ways to make your application memorable.

Approximately 44% of accepted students are men and 56% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 19%, and the acceptance rate for women is 18%.

Average Test Scores

About 43% 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 700 and 760.

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

SAT Math Scores for Hamilton College  ( 700 to 760 )
Hamilton received ACT scores from 39% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 32 and 34.

ACT Composite Scores for Hamilton College  ( 32 to 34 )

Can I Afford Hamilton College?

$51,126 Net Price
46% Take Out Loans
The overall average net price of Hamilton is $51,126. 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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Hamilton, approximately 46% of students took out student loans averaging $5,156 a year. That adds up to $20,624 over four years for those students.

Hamilton College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,899 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,902 undergraduate students at Hamilton, with 1,899 being full-time and 3 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 1,899 full-time undergraduates at Hamilton, 46% are male and 54% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 138
Black or African American 72
Hispanic or Latino 193
White 1,238
International Students 105
Other Races/Ethnicities 153

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.

Online Learning at Hamilton College

0 Took All Classes Online

Hamilton College Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Bachelor’s TOTAL
Economics 102 102
Mathematics 38 38
Political Science & Government 38 38
Child Development & Psychology 29 29
International Relations & National Security 27 27
Romance Languages 26 26
Literature 24 24
Sociology 23 23
General Biology 22 22
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 22 22
Writing Studies 20 20
Public Policy 20 20
History 19 19
Computer Information Systems 18 18
Fine & Studio Arts 18 18
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 14 14
Geological & Earth Sciences 14 14
Philosophy 13 13
Physics 13 13
Area Studies 12 12
Natural Resources Conservation 11 11
Ethnic Studies 10 10
Chemistry 10 10
East Asian Languages 9 9
Music 9 9
Interdisciplinary Studies 7 7
Classical Languages & Literature 6 6
Drama & Theater Arts 6 6
Religious Studies 5 5
Anthropology 5 5
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 3 3
Archeology 2 2
Dance 1 1
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 1 1
TOTAL 597 597


*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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