Benedict Hall of Languages at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York.

Hamilton College

#56, overall score 57.16/100

Fun Fact:

The college is named after Alexander Hamilton, who was on the school’s board of trustees when it served as a seminary focused on Native Americans.

ACADEMICS Score: 30/30

  • Score: 30/30
  • Acceptance rate: 26%
  • Student/faculty ratio: 9:1
  • Jewish studies major: No
  • Israel studies major: No

FINANCES

  • Tuition: $51,240
  • Room & board costs: $13,010
  • Average annual scholarship/grant package: $43,936

CAMPUS INFORMATION

  • Location: Clinton, N.Y.
  • Region: Mid-Atlantic
  • Public/Private: Private
  • Liberal Arts: Yes
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 1,872
  • Jewish undergraduate enrollment: 170
  • Jewish population share: 9%
  • Student origin: 29% in-state / 71% out-of-state
  • NCAA Division: III
  • NCAA team: Continentals
  • Ultimate Frisbee team: Hot Saucers

ISRAEL Score: 11.67/20

  • Score: 11.67/20
  • Size of Birthright trip: 7
  • School-approved study abroad program in Israel: Yes
  • Israel-related clubs: None
  • BDS resolution: Never introduced

JEWISH LIFE Score: 12.17/40

  • Score: 12.17/40
  • Hillel: Hamilton Hillel
  • Chabad: Chabad of Clinton
  • OU-JLIC: No
  • Meor: No
  • Jewish fraternities: None
  • Jewish sororities: None
  • Anti-Semitic incidents in 2016: 0
  • Can you get kosher food on the school meal plan?: No
  • Average Shabbat attendance – Chabad: 15
  • Synagogues within 10 miles: 4 (1 Orthodox, 2 Conservative, 1 Reform)
  • Eruv: No
  • Most famous Jewish alumnus: Paul Lieberstein
  • Where do Jewish students come from?: All over the country (although many come from the Northeast)
  • Kosher food details: There are regular kosher items at the supermarket, but nothing more. Certain frozen kosher food like poultry, meat and other products are available at local retail supermarkets like Price Chopper and Hannaford.
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