Just the Facts
History: Founded in 1793 as the Hamilton-Oneida Academy; chartered in 1812 as Hamilton College; third oldest college established in New York State.
Location: Hamilton’s 1,350-acre campus is situated on a hilltop overlooking the picturesque village of Clinton. The College is eight miles southwest of Utica, 45 minutes east of Syracuse, one hour from the Adirondack Park to the northeast and 90 minutes west of Albany.
Namesake: Alexander Hamilton, U.S. statesman, first secretary of the U.S. Treasury, member of the first Board of Trustees of the Hamilton-Oneida Academy.
College Motto: Know Thyself
Acceptance Rate: 24% of applicants were accepted to the Class of 2021.
High School Ranking: 85% of accepted students ranked in the top 10% of their high school class.
Middle 50% testing ranges for accepted students:
New SAT: 1420-1510
Old SAT: 1430-1540
ACT Composite: 32-34
Enrollment: 1,850 (51% female, 49% male)
Diversity: Students hail from 49 states and 49 countries; 31% of the student body consists of 24.2% U.S. students of color and 6.4% are international citizens.
Residential Life: 100% of students live in 26 residence halls.
Financial aid promise
Hamilton does not consider a student’s financial circumstances in its admission decisions (i.e., need-blind admission) and meets the full demonstrated financial need of every student it accepts.
Percent of Students on Financial Aid: approximately 50%
Average 2016-17 Financial Aid Award (scholarship, student loan, work-study): $47,003
Financial Aid Budget: Nearly $40 Million
Costs (2017-18): $52,770 for tuition and fees, $13,400 for room and board
Endowment and Planned Gifts (June 30, 2017): $954.7 Million
Endowment Per Student: $489,600
Athletics & Recreation
Athletic Affiliations: NCAA Division III
Conference: New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC): Amherst, Bates, Bowdoin, Colby, Connecticut College, Middlebury, Trinity, Tufts, Wesleyan and Williams.
Colors: Buff & Blue
OTHER STUFF WE THOUGHT YOU SHOULD KNOW
Amount Invested in Facilities in the Last Dozen Years: $269,000,000
National Athletic Titles Won in the Last Nine Years: 14 (1 individual/men’s cross country; 8 individual/men’s track & field; 4 individual/swimming & diving; 1 team/women’s lacrosse)
Number of Alumni: approximately 22,000
Alumni Loyalty: Top 1% (as measured by the percentage of alumni donors, when comparing all U.S. colleges and universities)
Number of Fulbright Awards Won by Students Since 2000: 107
Number of Goldwater Scholarships Won by Students Since 2000: 18
Seniors graduating with at least two internships: 83%
Past speakers/performers in the Sacerdote Great Names Series: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Derek Jeter, Hillary Clinton, Condoleezza Rice, Jon Stewart, Aretha Franklin, Al Gore, Tom Brokaw, Bill Clinton, Rudolph Giuliani, Madeleine Albright, Jimmy Carter, Desmond Tutu, Margaret Thatcher, B.B. King, F.W. deKlerk, Elie Wiesel and Colin Powell
Notable Alumni: From U.S. ambassadors to corporate CEOs to Tony Award-winning playwrights, here’s a sampling of some noteworthy Hamilton graduates.