Hamilton College

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Hamilton College, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Clinton, NY, a predominately suburban area. Hamilton College has an enrollment of nearly 2,100 students.

Most of the students that got into this school had an SAT score in the range of 1370 to 1520, or got accepted with an ACT score in the range of 32 to 34. We were able to estimate the Hamilton College average GPA (3.90 - 3.96) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. The competition to get accepted at this school runs high, given that only 20 percent of students who applied are admitted to the school. You can get more information from the admissions office website at hamilton.edu.

Overall Hamilton College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Hamilton College was reported as 16.4% in Fall 2020 with over 8,340 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 32 - 34
  • Average GPA: 3.90 - 3.96

How Hard Is It to Get into Hamilton College?

Applicant Selectivity: High

Hamilton College has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Hamilton College has been on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 26.1%
  • 2017-2018: 24.0%
  • 2018-2019: 21.3%
  • 2019-2020: 16.4%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 19.0%

How Does Hamilton College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Hamilton College is more than 100% lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Utica College86.8%
SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica-Rome69.0%
Morrisville State College74.9%
Colgate University22.6%
Cazenovia College93.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Recommended

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Hamilton College (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading670 - 740
Math700 - 780
Total Score1370 - 1520
ACT®Score Range
English0 - 0
Math0 - 0
Composite Score32 - 34
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