Hamilton College

Clinton, New York
4-year Private university


Hamilton College is a private institution established in 1812 with rural setting located at Clinton. It is ranked 18 in National Liberal Arts Colleges in 2018 edition of Best Colleges. Its tuition and fees are $ 54,620 (2018-19). It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1897. It practices semester-based academic calendar. The college offers a wide variety of unique student clubs on campus, from The Coloring Book Club to the comedy troupe Yodapez. Hamilton also has an active Greek life, with 18 fraternities and sororities on campus. All underclassmen are required to live on campus, and about 98 percent of students live in the 27 residence halls. Hamilton College was originally a men’s college until 1978 when it became coeducational after uniting with its sister institution, Kirkland College. Nearly half of students study abroad during their time at Hamilton through 180 programs around the world or the school’s consortium programs in Spain, India, France and China, as well as U.S. locations in New York, Boston and Washington. Annual traditions on campus include FebFest, a winter carnival; and May Day, a spring outdoor concert festival.

#18 in national liberal arts college
Location Clinton, New York
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1812
Selectivity High
Size Small
1,897 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Social sciences,foreign languages and literature
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • History
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $54,620
Outstate Tuition Fee $54,620
Room and Board Fees $13,870
$59,400 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


26% (High Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Very Difficult
$50 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
3.97 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Not Required
SAT Subject Test Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp
Other Applications Accepted Coaliation Application, Questbridge

For International Students

-- Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Not Required
Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Early Decision Deadline
Early Decision II Deadline
Regular Decision Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$46,050 Average Financial Aid
Need-based Aid available for International Students

Need-based Aid

$42,570 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $70,490
100% Students with need received Financial Aid
100% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application February 15
Forms to be submitted CSS & FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

Not Available

Other Scholarships

Hamilton Endowed Scholarships
Total Worth --
Details Hamilton Endowed Scholarships account for roughly 40% of the nearly $43 million scholarship budget, representing gifts from alumni and friends of the college. No separate application is required for consideration of endowed scholarship eligibility.


1,897 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Small
96% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
94% Students graduate within 6 years