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Colgate University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$66,270 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$51,635 tuition
$13,075 on campus room & board
$1,240 books and supplies
$320 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$66,270 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$51,635 tuition
$13,075 on campus room & board
$1,240 books and supplies
$320 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$38,863 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
51% of students receive aid
13% get federal aid ($5,275 avg)
9% get state aid ($2,783 avg)
45% get institn'l aid ($38,863 avg)
25% get loans ($5,585 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.86% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.86% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $40,664 46%
Federal Grant Aid $5,275 13%
Pell Grants $4,418 13%
Other Federal Grants $4,000 3%
Institution Grant Aid $38,863 45%
State Grant Aid $2,783 9%
Student Loans $5,585 25%
Federal Loans $3,337 24%
Other Loans $18,424 3%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: -
Financial aid deadline: January 15
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: April 15
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 15
Does Colgate University offer...
Prepaid Tuition Plan? Yes
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
13 Oak Dr
Hamilton, NY 13346-1398
(315) 228-1000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,614
Out of State $1,614


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Alia from Florida
  • Jan-12-2015 I am a current student here

    I have been here one semester and it is already the best experience of my life. I have learned things I never would have thought to try such as tree climbing, ballroom dancing, juggling, how to weave a scarf, sledding and many, many more. My classroom experience has been incredibly challenging and I have, again, learned so very much and I have never worked so hard for a B in my life.

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  • 5
  • Current Student
  • Apr-01-2014 I am a current student here

    Obviously it's very pricey, but it's an experience like none other.

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  • 5
  • Allison
  • Feb-22-2014 I am a current student here

    On the surface, Colgate is really expensive. If you can't afford the sticker price, they will do their best to make it affordable. The Colgate experience gets you a lot - a great alumni network, great professors, great classes, great extracurricular options, interesting lectures from world leaders, and so on - and a Colgate degree is, so I've heard, considered to have high value in the job market. While I have yet to test this theory myself, any of the alumni I've ever talked to are adamant that a Colgate degree is one of the best you can have for any field you are trying to break into.

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  • 5
  • Emily from Milford, NJ
  • Jul-02-2013 I am a current student here

    Colgate is suuuuper expensive, but if I could do it all again I wouldn't change a thing. Colgate is a wonderful university with so much opportunity for students and unlike other universities where you have to struggle to make opportunities for yourself or feel left behind because the attention is focused on graduate students, Colgate professors are great about letting their students know about new projects and summer programs. The students are awesome and Colgate is one of the most beautiful places in the world, so in my opinion, it's worth a little student debt.

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  • 3
  • Allison
  • Jun-12-2013 I am a current student here

    Colgate is expensive. But it seems that most people can afford it on campus. Approximately 50-60% of the campus pays full tuition as it is a rich kid school. But if you are eligible for financial aid or can pay the tuition without trouble, it is definitely worth the cost

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