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Hamilton College

Private liberal arts college in Clinton, New York / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Hamilton College is a private liberal arts college located in Clinton, New York. It was originally established as the Hamilton-Oneida Academy in 1793 and later received its charter as Hamilton College in 1812, in honor of Alexander Hamilton, one of its inaugural trustees, following a proposal made after his death in 1804. Since 1978, Hamilton has been a coeducational institution, having merged with its sister school, Kirkland College.

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Hamilton College
Latin: Collegi Hamiltonensis
Former name
Hamilton-Oneida Academy (1793–1812)
MottoΓνῶθι Σεαυτόν (Ancient Greek)
Motto in English
"Know Thyself"
TypePrivate liberal arts college
Established1793; 230 years ago (1793)
Academic affiliations
Endowment$1.27 billion (2022)[1]
PresidentDavid Wippman
Academic staff
195 (2022)[2]
Undergraduates2,000 (2022)[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
Sporting affiliations

As an undergraduate college, Hamilton enrolls approximately 2,000 students as of the fall of 2021. The curriculum offers 57 areas of study, including 44 majors, as well as the option to design interdisciplinary concentrations. The student body consists of 53% female and 47% male students, representing 45 U.S. states and 46 countries. The acceptance rate for the class of 2026 was 11.8%.[2][4] Hamilton's athletic teams participate in the New England Small College Athletic Conference.