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Most Helpful Review for Colgate University
  • Category: Am learning a lot
  • Review by: Peter from Hamilton, NY
  • 26 out of 27 people found this review helpful

I came to Colgate with a pretty narrow idea of what I wanted to study and what I wanted out of my collegiate career. Colgate has, however, reshaped my ideas about the potential of a college education. I thought that both the core program and the distribution requirements would be a nuisance, but I have actually discovered a wide range of interests that I probably would not have explored had these programs not been a vital part of the Colgate experience. I am able to focus on, and engross myself with, my major but can also study a broad range...

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  • Apr-01-2014 I am a current student here

    A very small town with a community feel. Very engaging classroom setting. Will teach you how to think and you will be smarter after 4 years.

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  • Allison
  • Feb-22-2014 I am a current student here

    Colgate is a great place for research and study abroad opportunities, amazing professors, extracurriculars galore, and one of the best alumni networks you'll find at any college. Their need-based financial aid is incredible - a Colgate grant has helped me cover the majority of my tuition. However, the student body is largely white and very preppy, so be prepared for a lot of homogeneity with small pockets of diversity.

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  • Emily from Milford, NJ
  • Jul-02-2013 I am a current student here

    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 population is well balanced and super smart, but most tend to be preppy, health-conscious, and Greek.

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  • Allison
  • Jun-12-2013 I am a current student here

    Colgate University is a liberal arts university where you can take classes and explore your interests in any variety of fields. While you may feel forced into the required courses, the five CORE subjects allow you to expand your horizons and gain a better understanding of how the world has developed and will continue to develop. Plus the learning and social environments are very supportive; while many people fit into similar niches, those who are not afraid to show their individuality are welcomed with open arms as well.

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  • Caitlyn from Shrewsbury, VT
  • May-07-2013 I am a current student here

    Colgate is a small, sheltered liberal arts college with challenging academics and a vibrant social scene, but at times it can be too small town for some people. If students search for the right people and opportunities, they will find them. Colgate also has excellent financial aid and alumni connections.

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  • Alexandria from Hamilton, NY
  • Apr-15-2013 I am a current student here

    You will have great relationships with your professors. There are endless opportunities in every field including internships and research. It is very easy to get involved and foster a passion.

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  • Robert
  • Mar-12-2013 I am a current student here

    It is cold up here. Academics are good. People are good too.

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  • Kelsie from Watervliet, NY
  • Feb-27-2013 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Colgate is an academically rigorous community with an absolutely beautiful campus. It is a small liberal arts college located in western New York.

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  • Michele from Simsbury, CT
  • Feb-19-2013 I am a past student here

    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. It is a challenging school but I have grown up so much from my experiences here.

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  • Megan from Henderson, KY
  • Oct-27-2012 I am a current student here

    It is absolutely gorgeous here, and I love the small town feel! And despite being fairly rural in upstate New York, there is always something to do. Both social life and academics are important here.

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