Hamilton College

198 College Hill Rd, Clinton, United States
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Overview of Hamilton College

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,897
    • Men:888 (46.8%)
    • Women:1,009 (53.2%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Hamilton College is 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

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
3
Social Studies
-
3
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
-
-
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Used for admission

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
198 College Hill Road
City, State, Zip
Clinton, NY  13323-1296
Phone
(315) 859-4421
Fax
(315) 859-4124
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission 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

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

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


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


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

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
Not reported
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
67%
• Score 600 - 700
22%
• Score 500 - 600
11%
• Score 400 - 500
0%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
67%
• Score 600 - 700
28%
• Score 500 - 600
5%
• Score 400 - 500
0%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $52,770 (77.12657117801812%)
  • Room & Board: - $13,400 (19.584916691026017%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,000 (1.4615609470914936%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,250 (1.826951183864367%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Hamilton College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
January 15
Award Notification Date
On or about April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002728
Free
Institution's own form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


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 with Loans
43%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$19,281
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
5.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips 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
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,815

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Not offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Not required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Not required

Faculty & 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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

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
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,028,520

Computing


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 Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Hamilton College provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


96.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


90.2%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


93.6%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


94.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (43)


  • 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


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Double major, English as a second language, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad

Study Abroad


Social sciences, Foreign languages and literature, Biological/life sciences, Mathematics and statistics

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


1,926

Nearest Metropolitan Area


1,300 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Weather


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

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
45 mile(s) from campus in Syracuse
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 of College Housing


100% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through senior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Squash
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Squash
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

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


Hamilton College offers 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

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,886

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,897
Women
1,009
Men
888

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

Number of Graduate Students


Not reported

Student Resources

Study resources