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?
- 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.
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.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Hamilton has earned from around the web.
|#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?
Contact details for Hamilton are given below.
|Address:||198 College Hill Rd, Clinton, NY 13323|
How Do I Get Into Hamilton?
You can apply to Hamilton online at: www.hamilton.edu/admission/apply
Admission Requirements for Hamilton
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Hamilton?
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.
Can I Afford Hamilton College?
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
Of the 1,999 full-time undergraduates at Hamilton, 47% are male and 53% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Hamilton College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||76|
|Hispanic or Latino||191|
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.
|Political Science & Government||41||41|
|Fine & Studio Arts||25||25|
|Child Development & Psychology||22||22|
|Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology||19||19|
|International Relations & National Security||19||19|
|Computer Information Systems||18||18|
|Natural Resources Conservation||18||18|
|Neurobiology & Neurosciences||16||16|
|Geological & Earth Sciences||10||10|
|East Asian Languages||9||9|
|Drama & Theater Arts||9||9|
|Classical Languages & Literature||7||7|
|Film, Video & Photographic Arts||3||3|
|Linguistics & Comparative Literature||2||2|
*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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