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Colgate University Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

2,903 students

24% admitted

  • 2,876 full time
  • 27 part time
  • 1,346 men full time
  • 1,530 women full time
  • 9,415 applied
  • 2,251 admitted
  • 764 enrolled

2,868 Undergraduates

$44,330 tuition/year

  • 19 Graduates
  • 16 Non-Degree
  • $44,330 out of state
  • $310 fees
  • $11,075 room & board
  • $1,140 books
  • (Based on stats from 2012/2013)

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At a Glance

Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Mid East Town, distant from an urban area
Highest Degree Offered: Master's degree
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Mascot: Raiders
School Colors: Maroon, white, and gray
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Brian from Penfield, NY
  • 0
  • Colgate will give you four of the best years of your life. More importantly, however, it will set you up to have a successful career in any field which you…

  • May-21-2012 Read More
  • Justine from Lynn, MA
  • 0
  • A school of mostly very privileged white students, but despite the lack of diversity most students are friendly and hard working. The campus and surrounding area is beautiful, although the…

  • May-30-2012 Read More
  • Michele from Simsbury, CT
  • 0
  • Colgate is an isolated community where everyone feels very connected to each other. Wherever I go I see people I know which makes me feel very at home. …

  • Feb-19-2013 Read More
  • Emily from Milford, NJ
  • 0
  • The mindset of most Colgate students is work hard, play hard. Many students spend their days our beautiful library and their nights enjoying the Greek scene on campus. The student…

  • Jul-02-2013 Read More
Mission Statement

Colgate's mission is to provide a demanding, expansive educational experience to a select group of diverse, talented, intellectually sophisticated students who are capable of challenging themselves, their peers, and their teachers in a setting that brings together living and learning. The purpose of the university is to develop wise, thoughtful, critical thinkers and perceptive leaders by encouraging young men and women to fulfill their potential through residence in a community that values all forms of intellectual rigor and respects the complexity of human understanding.

Colgate University
  • Located in Hamilton, NY
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 2,903 students enrolled
  • 24% admitted
  • $44,330 annual cost to attend

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Michelle from NY, NY
  • Jan-03-2012 I am a current student here

    It's tough in the winter but I wouldn't trade my experience for anything else. Greek life and other campus activities are great in keeping me constantly busy.

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  • 5
  • Kristina from Mayfield Village, OH
  • Jul-07-2011 I am a current student here

    There are tons of clubs and organizations on campus to get involved in. The religious communities on campus are great as well. There is always something going on, and many times, it's free. In addition to having great fun keeping busy, the people at Colgate are great, too. I have friends from all over the country and around the world. The people really make the experience what it is, and I couldn't have found a better bunch.

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  • 5
  • Elisabeth
  • Jun-27-2011 I am a current student here

    I couldn't be happier at Colgate. There are tons of events to go to and people to meet. Everyone is passionate about something which causes the creation of tons of clubs, groups, and campus events. People are always willing to try something new and there is somethign to do for everyone

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  • 4
  • Michele from Simsbury, CT
  • Jan-26-2011 I am a current student here

    Colgate has a beautiful campus and it is situated in a quaint town in central New York. Sometimes I feel like I get stuck in my weekly routine but there are always little things I can do to break out of that, whether its going out to dinner in town or going to an interesting lecture. Sometimes I wish the food was better at the dining hall but its pretty standard college food. Because Colgate is a pretty small school, I feel like there is a good sense of community among all of the students here.

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  • 4
  • Peter from Hamilton, NY
  • Dec-27-2009 I am a current student here

    Colgate is a great place to go to college. There is no denying the fact that it is rural and isolated, but I haven't had any problems with life on campus. There are so many students interest groups and events on campus that everyone stays busy and the isolation isn't really noticable. Also, between school organizations and the Greek organizations there are always musicians coming to campus: everything from up and coming bands to headliners.

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