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Hamilton College
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  • 4 Year
  • CLINTON, NY

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Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Value
    grade A+
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade B
  7. Professors
    grade A+
  8. Location
    grade C+
  9. Dorms
    grade A minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade B
  11. Student Life
    grade A
  12. Safety
    grade B+

About

198 COLLEGE HILL RD
CLINTON, NY 13323
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
New England Small College Athletic Conference
From Hamilton College

Long before Alexander Hamilton shot to fame (no pun intended) thanks to the hit Broadway musical, we claimed him as our favorite founding father.

Hamilton College’s roots date to 1793, when Hamilton agreed to serve as our first trustee. As you might know, Hamilton was more than an orphan and an immigrant who achieved prominence as a member of the Continental Army and as the first secretary of the treasury; he was a visionary, a persuasive writer and a critical thinker who helped shape the country we have today.

Those are the same skills we value and teach our students at Hamilton, one of the most highly-regarded liberal arts institutions in the world.

There is no one Hamilton student just as there is no one Hamilton experience. The promise we make to all our students is the same. At Hamilton, you can: Study What You Love, Be Who You Are, Find Your Future, and Ensure Your Education is Affordable.

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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

Application Deadline
January 1
Acceptance Rate
16%
SAT Range
1370-1520
ACT Range
32-34
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$29,117 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$40,873 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
64%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade 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. 34 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 34 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,999 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
13
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
30%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 23 responses
  • Interesting
    39%
  • Eclectic
    26%
  • Determined
    9%
  • Over-committed
    9%
  • Sophisticated
    9%
  • overpriviliged
    4%
  • Stressed
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
64%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 39 responses
Poll
78%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 45 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 23 responses
  • Community
    70%
  • Home away from home
    9%
  • Sophisticated
    9%
  • Erratic
    4%
  • Irresponsible
    4%
  • mediocre
    4%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$60,200 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
93%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
73%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 15 responses

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