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Hamilton College
Clinton, NY
Hamilton is a private, liberal arts college. Founded in 1812, it adopted coeducation in 1978. Its 1,200-acre campus is located in Clinton, nine miles from Utica.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,879
   Women 968 (51.5%)
   Men 911 (48.5%)
Graduate Students Not reported
Entrance Difficulty Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate 26% of 5,230 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline January 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA Not reported
SAT Math 692 average
650-740 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 691 average
650-740 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 32 average
31-33 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $66,250
  Tuition and Fees $51,240
  Room and Board $13,010
Average Percent of Need Met 100%
Average Freshman Award $48,371
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Not required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 189
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 32% of classes
10-19 students: 44% of classes
20-29 students: 11% of classes
30-39 students: 9% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Clinton Population 1,926
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 100% of freshmen, 100% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Continental
Sororities 21% of women participate
Fraternities 28% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
7.4% Asian
4.3% Black/African-American
8.4% Hispanic/Latino
3.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
68.4% White
7.9% Unknown
International Students 6.5% from 47 countries
First-Year Students Returning 93.7%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 88.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 9.0%