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.

Website: www.hamilton.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,897
Undergraduate
Students
(53.2%) 1,009 Women
(46.8%) 888 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
24% of 5,678 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
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
31-33 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$68,490
Tuition and Fees
$54,620
Room and Board
$13,870
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$46,050
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$19,281
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Not required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
187
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 34% of classes
10-19 students: 41% of classes
20-29 students: 13% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Clinton Population
1,926
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
100% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Continental
Sororities
16% of women participate
Fraternities
26% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
7.7% Asian
4.5% Black/African-American
9.5% Hispanic/Latino
4.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
68.0% White
6.1% Unknown
International Students
6.4% from 45 countries
First-Year Students Returning
96.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
90.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   3
Science   3
Foreign Language   3
Social Studies   3
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT    
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Used for admission

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
198 College Hill Road
City, State, Zip
Clinton, NY 13323-1296
Phone
(315) 859-4421
Fax
(315) 859-4124
E-mail
admission@hamilton.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 1
Application Fee
$60
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 15, January 1
Early Decision Notification
December 15, February 15
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
24% of 5,678 applicants were admitted
Women
24% of 3,088 applicants were admitted
Men
24% of 2,590 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
480 (35%) of 1,375 admitted students enrolled
Women
263 (35%) of 741 admitted students enrolled
Men
217 (34%) of 634 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
41% of 620 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
1,299
Students Accepting Wait List Position
629
Students Admitted From Wait List
33

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
Not reported
3.75 and Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
67%
Score of 600 - 700
22%
Score of 500 - 600
11%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
67%
Score of 600 - 700
28%
Score of 500 - 600
5%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
31-33 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
83%
Score of 24 - 29
16%
Score of 18 - 23
1%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 77%
Top quarter: 96%
Top half: 100%
National Merit Scholar
0%
Valedictorian
3%
Class President
3%
Student Government Officer
18%

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$68,490
Tuition and Fees
$54,620
Room and Board
$13,870
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
finaid@hamilton.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
January 15
Award Notification
On or about April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002728
Free
State Aid Form  
CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional
Business/Farm Supplement  
Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement  

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
292 (60.8%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
276 (94.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
276 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
276 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$46,050
Need-Based Gift
Received by 276 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $42,570
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 222 (80.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,519
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
994 (52.7%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
954 (96.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
954 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
954 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$47,372
Need-Based Gift
Received by 954 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $42,968
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 776 (81.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,475
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
43%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$19,281
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
5.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,815
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Not offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Archeology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Chemical Physics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Communication, General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Creative Writing
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Studies
  • Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • History, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Music, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Russian Studies
  • Sociology
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Social sciences, Foreign languages and literature, Biological/life sciences, Mathematics and statistics
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Double major, English as a second language, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Not required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Not required

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
187
Part-Time Faculty
39
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
81%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 34% of classes
10-19 students: 41% of classes
20-29 students: 13% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 20% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 78% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,028,520
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
804
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Clinton Population
1,926
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
1,300 acres

Weather

Temperature
14.2 average low in January, 76.7 average high in September
Rain
155 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
9 mile(s) from campus in Utica
Nearest Train Station
9 mile(s) from campus in Utica

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, cooperative housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
100% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through senior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
student safety program

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Continental
School Colors
Blue and buff

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Crew x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Field Hockey x      
Football     x  
Golf x   x  
Ice Hockey x   x  
Lacrosse x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Squash x   x  
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Crew x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey x  
Football    
Golf x  
Ice Hockey x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Squash x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Crew x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey    
Football x  
Golf x  
Ice Hockey x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Squash x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
equestrian sports, fencing, rugby, sailing, skiing (cross-country), skiing (downhill), ultimate Frisbee
Men's Club Sports
equestrian sports, fencing, rugby, sailing, skiing (cross-country), skiing (downhill), ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, football, golf, ice hockey, racquetball, skiing (cross-country), soccer, softball, squash, tennis, volleyball, water polo

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, whcl (hamilton college radio), slow food, powder club, black & latin student union (blsu), hamilton college climbing club
Sororities
16% of women participate
Fraternities
26% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,897
Women
1,009 (53.2%)
Men
888 (46.8%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,886
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
7.7% Asian
4.5% Black/African-American
9.5% Hispanic/Latino
4.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
68.0% White
6.1% Unknown
International Students.
6.4% from 45 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
Not reported

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
96.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
90.2%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
93.6%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
94.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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