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 rural area. Hamilton College has an enrollment of nearly 1,900 students.

Most of the students that got into this school had an SAT score in the range of 1950 to 2200, or got accepted with an ACT score in the range of 29 to 33. We were able to estimate the Hamilton College average GPA (3.75 - 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 30 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 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Hamilton College was reported as 27.2% in Fall 2013 with over 5,020 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

  • SAT Scores: 1950 - 2200
  • ACT Scores: 29 - 33
  • Average GPA: 3.75 - 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 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Hamilton College has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 29.8%
  • 2010-2011: 29.4%
  • 2011-2012: 27.4%
  • 2012-2013: 27.2%
  • 2013-2014: 27.2%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 27.7%

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 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Utica College85.4%
SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica-Rome47.6%
Morrisville State College59.0%
Colgate University26.4%
Cazenovia College78.0%

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 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Hamilton College (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading640 - 730
Math660 - 740
Writing650 - 730
Total Score1950 - 2200
ACT®Score Range
English0 - 0
Math0 - 0
Composite Score29 - 33
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