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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B
Hamilton is a highly rated private college located in Kirkland, New York. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,868 undergraduate students. Admissions is competitive as the Hamilton acceptance rate is 26%. Popular majors include Economics, Mathematics, and Political Science and Government. Graduating 92% of students, Hamilton alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $45,100.
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
New England Small College Athletic Conference
Address
198 College Hill Road
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
26%
Application Deadline
January 1
SAT Range
1300-1480
ACT Range
31-33
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$24,397/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,631/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,124/ year
  • $49-75k
    $9,788/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,029/ year
  • $110k+
    $40,022/ year
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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
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.28 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.28 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,868Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
15%
Varsity Athletes
32%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Interesting
    53%
  • Eclectic
    24%
  • Over-committed
    12%
  • Sophisticated
    12%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
61%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.33 responses
Poll
82%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.39 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Community
    82%
  • Sophisticated
    12%
  • Erratic
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$59,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
92%
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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Hamilton College Reviews

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I am happier than I ever thought I could be at this school. The people here are amazing it is a wonderful community and it is very easy to make meaningful relationships quickly. The professors are incredibly knowledgeable and understanding in most cases, and there are many in the administration you can reach out to. I have made the best friends I’ve ever had, met the love of my life, and became truly passionate in so many subjects. I feel very prepared for the world and very supported by this college. PLEASE visit if you’re interested. This school was such a hidden gem for me.
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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.
I have loved Hamilton so far. I am a sophomore here and these two years have been truly amazing. It really does feel like home for me. I get sad to leave and excited to return. The faculty love what they teach and really care about their students, which enhances the learning environment and makes it a lot of fun. You are able to explore different academic routes with the open curriculum, which is something I really cherish.