Hamilton College was founded in 1793 as the Hamilton-Oneida Academy which is the third oldest college established in New York State. Hamilton’s 1,350-acre campus is situated on a hilltop overlooking the village of Clinton. The College is eight miles southwest of Utica, 45 minutes east of Syracuse, one hour from the Adirondack Park to the northeast, and 90 minutes west of Albany. Students may choose from 57 areas of study, including 43 majors, or design an interdisciplinary concentration. Additionally, Hamilton students may study abroad. The college administers programs in China, France, and Spain. Hamilton's student body is 53% female and 47% male and comes from 45 U.S. states and 46 countries. Additionally, Hamilton College is among the most selective private colleges in the country, with a 16.1% acceptance rate. Hamilton is also a member of the New England Small College Athletic Conference.