Office of Admission
315-859-4457 (fax)

Application Process

Hamilton College's Admission Committee seeks candidates with intellectual curiosity, academic promise and a diverse range of interests and backgrounds. Each application is carefully reviewed and evaluated on the basis of its merits and in the context of the strengths of the applicant pool. Our ultimate goal is to admit the most able and promising mix of students who will contribute to the Hamilton Community in meaningful ways.

Although the primary criteria for admission are academic achievement and intellectual potential, Hamilton also values leadership and commitment to extracurricular and community activities. In forming the class, the admission staff seeks students representing diverse geographic, economic, and ethnic backgrounds whose perspectives will enrich the learning community. Lastly, Hamilton seeks to admit candidates who are a good fit with the programs and experience the College offers.

To apply for admission, Hamilton's candidates must submit an application through the Common Application or The Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success. For information regarding our deadlines, requirements and process please choose the appropriates links below.

Early Decision Applicants


Regular Decision Applicants


International Applicants 

Transfer Applicants

Frequently Asked Questions
about our Application Process