A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B-
Hamilton College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
New England Small College Athletic Conference
Address
198 College Hill Rd
Clinton, NY 13323

Hamilton College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
25%
Application Deadline
January 1
SAT Range
1310-1470
ACT Range
30-33
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes
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Cost

Net Price
$21,907/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $6,126/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,631/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,343/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,235/ year
  • $110k+
    $39,157/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.26 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.26 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.26 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,862Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
17%
Varsity Athletes
32%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Interesting
    53%
  • Eclectic
    20%
  • Over-committed
    13%
  • Sophisticated
    13%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
58%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.31 responses
Poll
81%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.37 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Community
    80%
  • Sophisticated
    13%
  • Erratic
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$57,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
92%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
73%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.15 responses
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I love my school. Its a lot of work. The professors demand a lot from you, because they want you to learn and do well. I was a January admit, so me and 30 other January admits had the option to take classes in London out first semester. People who are jans do many different things, from work at home to study abroad. The transition to campus has been a little tough. The academics are much more rigorous here than they were in London. People here are generally welcoming and friendly but coming in mid year is a bit tough socially because many of my classmates had already gone through the making friends and figuring out what do to stage. Commons is generally good. It does get old after awhile, but its not too bad. It is worse having to walk in the next morning and awkwardly dodge your hook up from last night. The community here is great! Everyone is very supportive of one another. Many students go and support their friends in sports, or art shows, or plays, etc. Feb fest is a fun time of the year. For a week in February the school has all sorts of activities going on. They range from Mr. Hamilton (male beauty pageant), to chocolate tasting, to black light sledding, to cheering on the hockey team.
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I love Hamilton. It's not by any means perfect, but the college truly does it's best to give students all they need to succeed. From the professors learning not only your name, but who you are as a person, to the staff's friendly hellos and helpful advice, Hamilton is full of wonderful people who care.

That's what makes Hamilton stand out above all the rest.
Professors are excellent; most are very supportive and fascinating people to get to know. The small class sizes help make your education feel individualized.

Being a double major, I appreciated that I could take both classes I need to fulfill requirements for my majors and also have time to fit in other options and explore what the college had to offer.

Registration is okay for the most part EXCEPT your very first semester, where I had to take all awful introductory classes because nothing else was available. But after that I found I always could get into the classes I wanted.

The workload depends on your major. As a primarily humanities and social sciences student, I found my workload to be fair, but I feel that science and history students would beg to differ.

You definitely have the option to create your own major or independent study, which is cool.

The most popular majors are probably economics and psychology, although it really runs the gamut. Our history department is also pretty much the best so everyone will take a history class at some point.