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Hamilton College

Clinton, NY

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

2013-2014 Tuition

$46,080 Tuition and Fees


1884 undergraduate students
49% male / 51% female


January 1 application deadline
27.2% accepted

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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, German 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, 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

General Student Body Information

Total number of undergraduates: 1,884
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 1,866
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 1
Percent of male undergraduates: 49%
Percent of female undergraduates: 51%
Percent of international undergraduates: 5%

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)


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


Intercollegiate non-scholarship 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 non-scholarship 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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