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Hamilton College is a small educational institution in a midsize suburb. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution offering campus housing for its students. Hamilton was founded in 1793, making it one of the older colleges in the US. The student body consists of 2,005 undergraduate students. Female students make up 53% of the student body, while 47% of the students are male.
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Overview of Hamilton College
If you look at the school on a map, you’ll see that Hamilton College is located a short distance from Clinton, New York. Clinton itself is southwest of Utica, New York, giving students multiple options for where to spend their free time.
The college itself is spacious but compact. Students can get from area to area or building to building easily. Because Hamilton College educates only undergraduate students, its Carnegie classification is listed as Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts and Sciences Focus. Students who have passed AP exams are able to request college credit for their exam scores.
|School Type||Private not-for-profit|
|Campus Setting||Suburb: Midsize|
|Student Faculty Ratio||9:1|
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Hamilton Acceptance Rate and Admissions
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Rank||Recommended|
|High School Transcripts||Required|
|College Prep Courses||Recommended|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)||Recommended|
|Application Deadline||January 1|
|Common Application Accepted||Yes|
Tuition Cost & Financial Aid
Even though Hamilton College is such a small educational institution, it has a pretty high associated price tag. With tuition, books, supplies, room/board, and other expenses, the full price is $72,390. Tuition (in- and out-of-state being equal) makes up the bulk of the cost.
After financial aid covers its portion of the semester’s cost, the average net price is what remains. For a recent academic year, this price was $27,809. You can see the cost broken down by family income below.
- Families who earn up to $30,000 pay around $9,388
- Families earning between $30,001 and $48,000 pay around $11,351
- Families earning between $48,001 and $75,000 pay around $13,274
- Families earning between $75,001 and $110,000 pay around $22,401
- Families earning $110,001 or more pay around $43,072
First-year students who apply for financial aid number 311 (65%) of the student body. Grants or scholarships are awarded to 299 students (62%) and their average award is $39,861. Institutional grants and scholarships are awarded to 277 (58%) students in the amount of $40,413 on average.
|Average net price||2017-2018|
|Average Total Aid||$39,861|
|Students Receiving Financial Aid||65%|
|Room & Board||$14,360|
- Tuition In-State - $56,530
- Tuition Out-of-State - $56,530
- Books and Supplies - $1,000
- Room & Board - $14,360
- Other - $500
The retention rate of first-time students at this institution is 94%. This means that 94 out of 100 freshmen who complete their first year of school here decide to return for a second year of instruction. The 4-year graduation rate is 88%. Some of the degree programs may be sufficiently challenging that students decide to delay their graduation and stay in school an extra two years or this may simply go along with the national trend of students taking longer to complete their college programs. The 6-year graduation rate is 93%.
The student-to-faculty ratio is 9 to 1. This means that students should be able to easily get in touch with professors for academic help. Hamilton College does not offer evening classes so students must make sure their daily schedules are free so they can be in their classes. Hamilton doesn’t offer any online education options either.
The most popular degree program is social sciences. Other highly sought after degree programs include biological and biomedical sciences, computer and information sciences and support services, English language and literature, foreign languages and linguistics, mathematics and statistics, physical sciences, public administration and social service professions, and visual and performing arts.
Student Population Total
Student Population 2,005
Most Popular Programs & Majors
(# of Diplomas Awarded by Subject)
|All Social Science Majors||151 Total Graduates / 31%|
|Economics, General||74 Graduates|
|Political Science and Government, General||35 Graduates|
|International Relations and Affairs||15 Graduates|
|All Biological & Biomedical Majors||52 Total Graduates / 11%|
|Biology/Biological Sciences, General||20 Graduates|
|English Language and Literature/Letters||44 Total Graduates / 9%|
|General Literature||24 Graduates|
|Creative Writing||20 Graduates|
|Mathematics and Statistics||36 Total Graduates / 7%|
|Mathematics, General||36 Graduates|
|All Physical Science Majors||34 Total Graduates / 7%|
|Chemistry, General||10 Graduates|
|Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other||9 Graduates|
|All Other Diplomas||36%|
Outcome & Salary
Those the tuition cost is high, graduates of Hamilton College will certainly be able to benefit from a return on their investment (ROI) in their education. That is, their career earnings are higher than the 4-year cost of their education.
The average salary for a Hamilton College graduate is approximately $72,000. Their early-career salary average is $63,700 and their average mid-career salary is $116,400. A graduate’s 10-year salary earnings potential is $720,000 and their 20-year salary earnings potential is $1,884,000.
The 4-year cost of this education is $111,764. Compare that to their 10-year projected ROI of $608,764 and their 20-year projected ROI of $1,772,764.
High school graduates who do not go to college earn a national average salary of $38,792. Their 10-year projected income is $387,920 and their 20-year projected income is $775,840.
|College Grads Early Career Salary||$63,700|
|College Grads Average Salary||$72,000|
|College Grads Mid Career Salary||$116,400|
|Return on Investment (ROI)|
|10 Year Salary Earnings Potential||$720,000|
|20 Year Salary Earnings Potential||$1,884,000|
|Cost of Education (Net Price) 4 Year||$111,236|
|10 Year Projected ROI||$608,764|
|20 Year Projected ROI||$1,772,764|
|No College Education Salary Comparison|
|National Average Salary||$38,792|
|10 Year Projected Income||$387,920|
|20 Year Projected Income||$775,840|
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