Hamilton College

Undergraduates: 1926
Setting: Small four-year, highly residential
In-state Tuition: $45,620.00
Out-of-state Tuition: $45,620.00
Student/Faculty Ratio: 9:1
SAT / ACT / GPA: 2071 / 31 / 3.7
Public/Private: Private
Male/Female Ratio: 48:52
Campus Housing: Yes
Religious Affiliation: N/A
Campus Housing: Yes
Acceptance Rate: 26%

Hamilton College is a private institution that was founded in 1812. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,884, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 1,300 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Hamilton College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, 14. Its tuition and fees are $46,080 (2013-14).

The mission of ITS is to work in partnership with members of the Hamilton College community to facilitate their use of current and evolving computing, telephone, presentation and network technologies. We provide excellent support services and infrastructure so as to enable our clients to utilize these technology resources effectively and responsibly in order to advance Hamilton's mission and strategic goals. Members of ITS are knowledgeable, proactive, service-oriented professionals who work collaboratively, respond quickly and flexibly to change, are dedicated to educating the Hamilton community about the use of technology and focus on achieving results. Excellent support services means: ITS is committed to providing support services in a timely, accurate and cost effective manner and in sufficient quantities to enable members of the Hamilton community to use information technologies. ITS staff members maintain effective communications with members of the college community to support their needs, providing opportunities for the community to offer recommendations and feedback on our services. ITS support services include: sharing knowledge and ideas, troubleshooting and problem-solving, consulting, training, assistance with skill building, and researching and exploring new technologies. Excellent infrastructure means: Members of the Hamilton community have easy, timely, reliable, and secure access to the campus network, information systems, and computing hardware and software at speeds sufficient to allow them to work efficiently and effectively from their offices, classrooms, student residences and other off-campus locations. Infrastructure includes: computing hardware and software, voice, data and video networks, and information systems. The Hamilton College community includes: faculty, staff, students, alumni, parents, prospective students, retired employees, trustees, vendors, contractors, and all other individuals and organizations that interact with the College. These individuals and organizations are provided with varying levels of access to infrastructure and services.

Hamilton began in 1793 as the Hamilton-Oneida Academy, a seminary founded by Samuel Kirkland as part of his missionary work with the Oneida tribe. The seminary admitted both white and Oneida boys. Kirkland named it in honor of Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton, who was a member of the first Board of Trustees of the Hamilton-Oneida Academy. The Academy became Hamilton College in 1812, making it the third oldest college in New York after Columbia and Union. It had expanded to a four-year college curriculum. In 1978, the all-male Hamilton College merged with the women's Kirkland College, founded by Hamilton across the road in the 1960s. It was a contentious merger, occurring after Hamilton refused to provide assistance with the Kirkland's debt burden. The main public reason for the merger was Hamilton's desire for co-education. It took nearly 7 years to complete the merger; women could still receive a Kirkland diploma instead of a Hamilton diploma until 1979. The original Hamilton campus is often called the "light side" or "north side" of campus. The original side of campus was once called "Stryker Campus" after its former president, Melancthon Woolsey Stryker (or incorrectly "Striker Campus"). On the other side of College Hill Road, the original Kirkland campus is called the "dark side" or the "south side." Since the 1970s, Hamilton has been a member of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (or the NESCAC) (despite technically being outside New England). This conference also includes Amherst, Bates, Bowdoin, Colby, Connecticut College, Middlebury, Trinity, Tufts, Wesleyan, and Williams. Rivalries with many of these schools, Middlebury in particular, predate the conference.


Some of the most notable Hamilton alumni include US Secretary of State Elihu Root (1864); US Vice President James S. Sherman (1878); world renowned poet Ezra Pound (1905); theatre critic Alexander Woollcott (1909); jurist and diplomat Philip Jessup (1919); psychologist B. F. Skinner (1926); Nobel Prize Winner Paul Greengard (1948); civil rights leader Bob Moses (1956); novelist Terry Brooks (1966); Tony Award-winning playwright Richard Nelson (1971); US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack (1972); Pulitzer-Prize winning composer Melinda Wagner (1979); novelist Peter Cameron (1982); actor Tony Goldwyn (1982); civil rights advocate Mary Bonauto (1983); actor and writer for The Office Paul Lieberstein (1989); and Academy Award-winning screenwriter and actor Nat Faxon (1997). Notable attendees include the abolitionist Theodore Weld. Notable faculty have included philosophers such as Leo Strauss; writers such as Natalie Babbitt, Alex Haley, and poet Howard Nemerov; composers such as Jay Reise; and diplomats and politicians such as Edward S. Walker, Jack F. Matlock, Jr., and Bernie Sanders.

Chief_administrator: Joan Hinde Stewart (President)
Fax: 3158594457
Phone: 3158594011
Geographic region: Mid East DE DC MD NJ NY PA
Website: www.hamilton.edu
Financial aid office website: www.hamilton.edu/finaid
Net price calculator web address: www.hamilton.edu/finaid/netpricecalculator
Online application website: www.hamilton.edu/admission/apply
Admission office website: www.hamilton.edu/admission
Undergraduate application fee: $70.00
Graduate application fee: $0.00
Member of National Athletic Association: Yes
Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA): Yes
Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIC): Yes
Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA): Yes
Member of National Small College Athletic Association (NSCAA): No
Member of National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA): No