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Hamilton College

Clinton, NY
#15

National Liberal Arts Colleges



Hamilton College, located in Clinton, New York, is a private institution founded in 1812. A key component of the Hamilton experience is its open curriculum. In place of distribution requirements that are common at most schools, Hamilton gives its students freedom to choose the courses that reflect their unique interests. Notable alumni include poet Ezra Pound and psychologist B.F. Skinner.

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Quick Facts


198 College Hill Road
Clinton, NY 13323

2014-2015 Tuition

$47,820 Tuition and Fees

Students

1926 undergraduate students
49% male / 51% female

Admission

January 1 application deadline
27.2% accepted

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Summary


School Details

Institutional Control: private
Year Founded: 1812

Programs Offered

bachelor's degree

Majors Offered

Computer and Information Sciences, General, Foreign Languages and Literatures, General, Comparative Literature, Chinese Language and Literature, French Language and Literature, Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General, Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General, English Language and Literature, General, Creative Writing, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Biochemistry, Neuroscience, Mathematics, General, Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General, Philosophy, Religion/Religious Studies, Chemistry, General, Chemical Physics, Geology/Earth Science, General, Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other, Physics, General, Psychology, General, Public Policy Analysis, General, Anthropology, Archeology, Economics, General, International Relations and Affairs, Political Science and Government, General, Sociology, Dance, General, Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General, Fine/Studio Arts, General, Art History, Criticism and Conservation, Music, General, History, General

Minors Offered

Computer and Information Sciences, General, Education, General, Comparative Literature, Chinese Language and Literature, Japanese Language and Literature, French Language and Literature, Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General, Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, English Language and Literature, General, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Mathematics, General, Environmental Studies, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Philosophy, Religion/Religious Studies, Astronomy, Chemistry, General, Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other, Physics, General, Psychology, General, Public Policy Analysis, General, Anthropology, Economics, General, Political Science and Government, General, Sociology, Latin American Studies, German Studies, African-American/Black Studies, Women's Studies, Digital Arts, Dance, General, Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General, Fine/Studio Arts, General, Art History, Criticism and Conservation, Music, General, History, General, Communication and Media Studies, Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia

General Student Body Information

Total number of undergraduates: 1,926
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 1,904
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 5
Percent of male undergraduates: 49%
Percent of female undergraduates: 51%

Student Services

Basic services offered: nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance
Counseling services offered: academic, birth control, career, minority student, personal, psychological, religious
Campus safety and security services offered: 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols; Late night transport/escort service; 24-hour emergency telephones; Lighted pathways/sidewalks; Controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Activities

Student activities offered: campus ministries, choral groups, dance, drama/theater, international student organization, jazz band, literary magazine, model UN, music ensembles, musical theater, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook

Sports

Intercollegiate varsity nonscholarship sports offered for men: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor)
Intercollegiate varsity nonscholarship sports offered for women: basketball, crew (heavyweight), cross country, field hockey, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, squash, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor), volleyball

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Crime Statistics

Criminal Offences - On-Campus1 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 7 5 7
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0
Burglary 18 13 9
Motor vehicle theft 1 0 0
Arson 0 0 0
Criminal Offences - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 7 5 7
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0
Burglary 18 7 9
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0
Criminal Offences - Noncampus Building or Property3 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter N/A N/A N/A
Negligent manslaughter N/A N/A N/A
Sex offenses - Forcible N/A N/A N/A
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) N/A N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A N/A
Aggravated assault N/A N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A N/A
Motor vehicle theft N/A N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A N/A
Arrests - On-Campus1 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 0 0 0
Liquor law violations 0 0 7
Arrests - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 0 0 0
Liquor law violations 0 0 7
Arrests - Noncampus Building or Property3 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession N/A N/A N/A
Drug law violations N/A N/A N/A
Liquor law violations N/A N/A N/A

Comments



1On-Campus: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area and used by the institution in direct support of, or in a manner related to, the institution's educational purposes, including residence halls; and (2) Any building or property that is within or reasonably contiguous to paragraph (1) of this definition, that is owned by the institution but controlled by another person, is frequently used by students, and supports institutional purposes (such as a food or other retail vendor).
2On-Campus Student Housing Facility: Any student housing facility that is owned or controlled by the institution, or is located on property that is owned or controlled by the institution, and is within the reasonably contiguous geographic area that makes up the campus is considered an on-campus student housing facility.
3Noncampus Building or Property: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (2) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.