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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