Hamilton College

Overview of Hamilton College

Hamilton College is located in a medium-sized suburb, in Clinton, NY. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degree levels at Hamilton College top out at the Bachelor's degree.

Areas of Study

One of the good things about the school is its wide range of programs leading to degrees. Students at Hamilton College often study drama and performing arts, fine arts, liberal arts, mathematics, science.

Hamilton College Selectivity

The admissions department at the school does not accept all those who apply. In 2007-2008, 72% of applicants were rejected at Hamilton College. Most students' verbal SAT scores were in the range of 650 to 730 in 2007-2008. A quarter of students admitted in 2007-2008 scored 720 or higher on the math SAT.


Students at Hamilton College benefit from the low student/teacher ratio. The school's tenure system is geared toward rewarding and keeping the most valuable professors. By paying its faculty better than most schools, Hamilton College tries to attract and retain a high quality teaching staff.

Student Body

The school offers classes to 1,842 students (1,806 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

Hamilton College has a residential or campus feel. Many students live in housing on or near campus. Hamilton College does offer meal plans to students. Students sports include formal participation in New England Small College Athletic Conference, Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association, New England Small College Athletic Conference, New England Small College Athletic Conference competitions.

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Contacting Hamilton College

Hamilton College
198 College Hill Rd
Clinton , NY 13323
General Phone: (315) 859-4011

Hamilton College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts240American studies, Asian studies, Russian studies, African-American studies, women's studies, foreign language and literature, comparative literature, Chinese language, German language, ...
Science65biology, biochemistry, chemistry, chemical physics, geology, geological and earth sciences, physics
Fine Arts25art history and criticism, fine arts studies
Therapy and Counseling22psychology
Family and Social Work16public policy analysis
Religion and Philosophy16philosophy, religion
Media12communication studies
Drama and Performing Arts8dance, drama
Conservation and Resource Management5environmental studies
Computer Science and Engineering2computer and info science

Number of programs and degrees for Hamilton College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree44243

Hamilton College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Hamilton College had a total enrollment of 1,842 students (1,806 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 44%
Women 56%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 68%
Black 4%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 7%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 10%
(Foreign Students) 5%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 47%
20-21 43%
22-24 6%
25-29 0%
35-39 0%
40-49 0%
50-64 0%

Hamilton College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 93 %

Hamilton College Room and Board (2007)

Hamilton College offers campus housing for 1,789 of its 1,806 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Clinton, New York for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New York Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

Hamilton College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal650730
SAT Math650720
ACT Composite2631

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT60%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT16%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsrecommended

Hamilton College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 38,600
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 38,600
Room and board $ 9,810
Room charge $ 5,360
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,450
Books and supplies $ 1,300
Other expenses $ 500

Financial Aid:
Hamilton College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 272800)

Hamilton College Faculty

Hamilton College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year54$117,93824$109,192
Associate professoracademic year33$85,69421$83,510
Assistant professoracademic year24$62,75835$64,780
Instructoracademic year4$54,4704$51,850
Lectureracademic year0*1*
All faculty totalacademic year115$94,96285$80,918

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Hamilton College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football New England Small College Athletic Conference
Basketball Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association
Baseball New England Small College Athletic Conference
Track New England Small College Athletic Conference

Hamilton College Degree Programs (2007)

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General


Family And Social Work
Public Policy Analysis

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Asian Studies/Civilization
Chinese Language and Literature
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Comparative Literature
Creative Writing
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Russian Studies
Spanish Language and Literature
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric


Music, General

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemical Physics
Chemistry, General
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets Hamilton College Apart:

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