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: 18% of applicants were accepted to the Class of 2024.
High School Ranking: 86% of the Class of 2024 ranked in the top 10% of their high school class.
Middle 50% testing ranges for the Class of 2024:
Enrollment: 1,850 (52% female, 48% male)
Diversity: Students hail from 47 states and 49 countries; 32% of the student body consists of U.S. students of color (25%) and international citizens (6.8%).
Residential Life: 100% of students live in 28 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 2019-20 Financial Aid Award (scholarship, student loan, work-study): $51,770
Financial Aid Budget: $47.6 Million
Costs (2020-21): $58,510 for tuition and fees, $14,860 for room and board
Endowment and Planned Gifts (June 2019): $1,017,291,220
Endowment Per Student: $546,931
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: $329 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 23,600
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: 138
Number of Goldwater Scholarships Won by Students Since 2000: 20
Seniors graduating with at least two internships: 81%
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.