Colgate University

, NY,
4.08 Average Rating

Established in 1819, Colgate University is a highly selective private liberal arts institution and one of the oldest institutions in the North East. The school lists highly on several lists, including #12 in National Liberal Arts Colleges by U.S. News & World Report and #30 in Grateful Grads by Forbes. Colgate is committed to sustainability, receiving a certification from the American Tree Farm System for its sustainable management of forested land. Students and alumni traditionally celebrate “Colgate Day” every Friday the 13th, because it is said that Colgate was founded by 13 men with 13 dollars, 13 prayers, and 13 articles.


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Institution Type
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Town
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Average SAT Composite: 1374

What Students Are Saying

4.08 Average Rating
Colgate University is a Liberal Arts school on the top of a hill in the small village of Hamilton NY. It is a place where you are a part of a community and where you are likely to see at least three people you know on the way to class. Most of all it is a prestigious school that will challenge you to work hard and grow as a person.
Yekaterina from Amherst, NY
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 wish to enter. Nobody wants to leave Colgate, but when they do, they are as prepared as anybody graduating from a top university.
Brian from Penfield, NY

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