Hamilton College Admission Requirements

Acceptance Rate

Admission Difficulty for Hamilton College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsElite
Applicant CompetitionHigh

Can I get into Hamilton College? The school has a 26% acceptance rate. Last year, 1,364 out of 5,230 applicants were admitted making Hamilton College a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has exceptionally high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 6 percent. Only 35% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Hamilton College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 690
SAT Math 25th 670
SAT Composite 25th 1360
SAT Scores for Hamilton College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 750
SAT Math 75th 760
SAT Composite 75th 1510
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Hamilton College?

Hamilton College typically requires applicants to be in the top 7 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1360 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1285. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1435 out of 1600. 48 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Hamilton College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1510 and Above Good >37%
1435 to 1510 Avg + 26%-37%
1360 to 1435 Avg - 17%-26%
1285 to 1360 Reach 11%-17%
Less than 1285 Low <11%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Hamilton College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th 31
ACT Scores for Hamilton College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th 33
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Hamilton College?

Admission data indicates that Hamilton College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 31 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 5 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 30 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 32 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 33 and above have very competitive chances. 33 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Hamilton College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Hamilton College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
33 and Above Good >37%
32 to 33 Avg + 26%-37%
31 to 32 Avg - 17%-26%
30 to 31 Reach 11%-17%
Less than 30 Low <11%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Hamilton College has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

Admission Statistics

Hamilton College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,887 2,343 5,230
Accepted 759 605 1,364
Acceptance Rate 26% 26% 26%
Enrolled 251 221 472
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 33% 37% 35%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 1, 2019
Days left to Apply

Applicants have 15 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Jan 1, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Hamilton College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Hamilton College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Hamilton College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=191515 IPEDS survey data for Hamilton College.