Tucked away in the rural town of Clinton, N.Y., is Hamilton College, the
17th-best liberal arts school in the United States. This “College on the Hill”
is perfect for students looking for a good liberal arts education boosted by a
strong focus on writing.
Founded in 1793 as men’s college, the school is now considered to be a
“Little Ivy.” Since 2002, it has been participating in the SAT optional
movement. In other words, applicants do not have to submit their SAT scores if
they do not want to.
While at Hamilton, students have much freedom over their course selection
and can enjoy Division III sports from baseball to volleyball, musical
activities and the opportunity to study abroad.
Hamilton College is perfect for a devoted student in search of a relaxing
atmosphere. However, since it’s in upstate New York and is located
four-and-a-half hours from both New York City and Boston, this may not be the
best choice for city-goers. It’s also very small, so if you’re looking for a
university feel, Hamilton isn’t a great choice.
Well, are you ready to “Know Thyself?” Take a look at Hamilton!
Middle 50 percent SAT score ranges (when in application):
Critical Reasoning: 680-750
Acceptance rate: 28 percent
Degrees offered: Bachelor’s
Total undergrads: About 1,775
Student Faculty Ratio: About 10:1
Total tuition (including initial tuition, room board, and student activity