Hamilton College

Clinton, New York

#52 National Colleges

16.39% Admission Rate
Very Selective

1,998 Undergraduates Enrolled

  • Private nonprofit
  • Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus
  • Four-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in
  • Four-year, small, highly residential

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Hamilton College is a private liberal arts college in Clinton, New York. It was founded as Hamilton-Oneida Academy in 1793 and was chartered as Hamilton College in 1812 in honor of inaugural trustee Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton has been coeducational since 1978, when it merged with its coordinate sister school Kirkland College.

Hamilton is an exclusively undergraduate institution, enrolling 1,900 students in the fall of 2021. Students may choose from 57 areas of study, including 44 majors, or design an interdisciplinary concentration. Hamilton's student body is 53% female and 47% male, and comes from 45 U.S. states and 46 countries. Hamilton places among the most selective colleges in the country, with a 14% acceptance rate. Athletically, Hamilton teams compete in the New England Small College Athletic Conference.

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Clinton, New York

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Suburb: Midsize (outside principal city, in urbanized area with population of at least 100,000 but less than 250,000)

Mid East (DE, DC, MD, NJ, NY, PA)


Predominant Degree Awarded
Predominantly bachelor's-degree granting

Highest Degree Awarded
Bachelor's degree

Most Popular Fields

Field % Students
Social Sciences 30.6%
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 10.5%
English Language And Literature/Letters 8.9%
Mathematics And Statistics 7.3%
Physical Sciences 6.9%
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics 6.5%
Visual And Performing Arts 5.3%
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 4.1%
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 3.7%
Psychology 3.5%
Natural Resources And Conservation 3.5%
Philosophy And Religious Studies 3.3%
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies 2.8%
History 2.4%
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0.8%



Percentage Students Receiving Aid

Average Net Cost After Aid


SAT Scores

1462 Composite Average
Percentile 75% 50% 25%
Math 780 740 700
Verbal 740 705 670

ACT Scores

33 Cumulative Average
Percentile 75% 50% 25%
Math 0 0 0
English 0 0 0