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Clinton, New York

Hamilton College Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Hamilton College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
24.2%
Admission Difficulty for Hamilton College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsElite
Applicant CompetitionVery High

How hard is it to get into Hamilton College and can I get accepted? The school has a 24% acceptance rate ranking it #11 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,375 out of 5,678 applicants were admitted making Hamilton College a very highly competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for typical applicants.  Academically, it has exceptionally high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 4 percent. Hamilton College typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 35% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top ten percent of their high school class.

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Hamilton College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1420-1540
Applicants Submitting SAT
36%
SAT Scores for Hamilton College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 710
SAT Math 25th 710
SAT Composite 25th 1420
SAT Scores for Hamilton College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 760
SAT Math 75th 780
SAT Composite 75th 1540
Average SAT Score 1480

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 4 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1420 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 1360. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1480 out of 1600. The school ranks #3 in New York for highest average SAT composite score. 36 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
1540 and Above Good >35%
1480 to 1540 Avg + 24%-35%
1420 to 1480 Avg - 16%-24%
1360 to 1420 Reach 10%-16%
Less than 1360 Low <10%
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Hamilton College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
31-33 
Applicants Submitting ACT
47%
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
Average ACT Score 32

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. The school ranks #4 in New York for highest average ACT composite score. 47 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 >35%
32 to 33 Avg + 24%-35%
31 to 32 Avg - 16%-24%
30 to 31 Reach 10%-16%
Less than 30 Low <10%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.87*
Typical High School Grades
A-

You will need exceptionally good grades to get into Hamilton College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Hamilton College was 3.87 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #3 in New York for highest average GPA. Meeting these GPA requirements alone is not enough to gain admission as Hamilton College is a very selective school.

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High School Class Rank

79% of Hamilton College freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Hamilton College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 79%
Top 25% of class 97%
Top 50% of class 100%
Bottom 50% of class 0%
Bottom 25% of class 0%

Admission Statistics

Hamilton College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,088 2,590 5,678
Accepted 731 634 1,375
Acceptance Rate 24% 24% 24%
Enrolled 263 217 480
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 36% 34% 35%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
49

Applicants have 49 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Jan 1, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Hamilton College before the Jan 1 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 7 Dec 20
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 14 Dec 24

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.