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 is an exclusively undergraduate institution, enrolling 1,850 students in the fall of 2017. Students may choose from 56 areas of study, including 43 concentrations, or design an interdisciplinary concentration. Hamilton's student body is 51% female and 49% male, and comes from 49 U.S. states and 49 countries. Hamilton is a member of the New England Small College Athletic Conference.