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Hamilton College
Motto Γνωθι Σεαυτον
Motto in English Know thyself
Established 1793
Type Private
Endowment $635.2 million (2012)
President Joan Hinde Stewart
Academic staff 219
Undergraduates 1,864
Location Clinton, New York, United States
Campus Rural
Annual Fees $55,620 (2012–2013)
Colors Buff       and Blue      
Nickname Continentals
Affiliations NESCAC, MAISA
Website www.hamilton.edu

Hamilton College is a private, independent, liberal arts college in Clinton, New York. In 2007, U.S. News & World Report ranked Hamilton the 17th best liberal arts college in the United States. The college is known for its emphasis on writing and speaking. The school was founded in 1793, chartered as Hamilton College in 1812, and has been coeducational since 1978, when it merged with Kirkland College.

The Sacerdote Great Names Series at Hamilton

Starting in 1996 the Sacerdote Great Names Series has brought some of the most sought after speakers to campus for presentations. While most of these have been in the form of speeches, they have also included concerts by B. B. King and Aretha Franklin.

To date the speakers that have been part of this series are:

Facts and Figures about the College Community

General Information:
Enrollment: ~1,775
Applicants for class of 2011 ~4,962
Percentage male: 50%
Percentage female: 50%
Target entering class size: 435 (as of 2007)
Acceptance rate: 28% (for the Class of 2011)
SAT scores:
-75th percentile: 1460
-25th percentile: 1280
High school rank: 84% were in the top 10%
High school public to private ratio: 60-40
Ethnic diversity:
International 5%
African-American 5%
Native American 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 8%
Hispanic 4%
Caucasian 70%
Unknown 8%

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