Just the Facts
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: 14.1% of applicants were accepted to the Class of 2025.
High School Ranking: 80% of the Class of 2025 ranked in the top 10% of their high school class.
Enrollment: 1,850 (54% female, 46% male)
Diversity: Students hail from 49 states and 46 countries; 33% of the student body consists of U.S. students of color (27%) and international citizens (6%).
Residential Life: 100% of students live in 29 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 2021-22 Financial Aid Award (scholarship, student loan, work-study): $51,749
Financial Aid Budget: $49.2 Million
Costs (2021-22): $59,970 for tuition and fees, $15,230 for room and board
Endowment and Planned Gifts (June 2020): $1,068,169,972
Endowment Per Student: $577,389
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 15 Years: $340 Million
National Athletic Titles Won in the Last 15 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 24,089
Alumni Loyalty: Top 1% (as measured by the percentage of alumni donors, when comparing all U.S. colleges and universities)
Number of National Fellowships and Scholarships (eg., Fulbright, Goldwater, Marshall, Watson) awarded to students since 2000: 285
Seniors graduating with at least two internships: 83%
Past speakers/performers in the Sacerdote Great Names Series: Tina Fey, David Cameron, 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.
* Updated Annually in June