Hamilton College

Hamilton College is a private liberal arts college in Clinton, New York. It was founded as Hamilton-Oneida Academy in 1793 and was chartered as Hamilton College in 1812 in honor of inaugural trustee Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton has been coeducational since 1978, when it merged with its coordinate sister school Kirkland College.

Hamilton College
Latin: Collegii Hamiltonensis
Former name
Hamilton-Oneida Academy (1793–1812)
Kirkland College (1968-1978)
MottoΓνῶθι Σεαυτόν (Ancient Greek)
Motto in English
"Know Thyself"
TypePrivate liberal arts college
Established1793; 229 years ago (1793)
AccreditationMSCHE
Academic affiliations
Endowment$1.47 billion (2020)[1]
PresidentDavid Wippman
Academic staff
190 (2019)[2]
Undergraduates1,850 (2019)[2]
Location, ,
United States

43°03′09″N 75°24′20″W
CampusMidsize Suburb, 1,350 acres (550 ha)[2]
NewspaperThe Spectator
Colors  Continental Blue
  Buff[3]
NicknameContinentals
Sporting affiliations
MascotAlex
Websitewww.hamilton.edu

Hamilton is an exclusively undergraduate institution, enrolling 1,900 students in the fall of 2021. Students may choose from 57 areas of study, including 44 majors, or design an interdisciplinary concentration. Hamilton's student body is 53% female and 47% male, and comes from 45 U.S. states and 46 countries. Hamilton places among the most selective colleges in the country, with an 11.8% acceptance rate.[2][4] Athletically, Hamilton teams compete in the New England Small College Athletic Conference.


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