Colgate University

Hamilton, NY, USA
4.08 Average Rating

Established in 1819, Colgate University is a selective 4-year private liberal arts institution in central New York State and one of the oldest universities in the northeast. Colgate confers bachelor’s degrees in 56 academic majors and the campus is home to two art galleries and the Longyear Museum of Anthropology. During the year, students celebrate “Colgate Day” every Friday the 13th to honor the legend that Colgate was founded by 13 men with 13 dollars, 13 prayers, and 13 articles. 

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Town
In State Students
26%
Out of State Students
65%
0
100
25%
Acceptance Rate
Average SAT Composite: 1374
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 15, 2018
Fall Regular Decision January 15, 2019
Other January 15, 2019
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
3,007
Total Number of Undergrads
2,978
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • Study Abroad
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
90%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
92%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
9:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$22,687
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$55,870
Out-of-State Tuition
$55,870
0
100
100%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
49%
Average Aid Per Year
$46,775
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
43%
57%
Student Organizations
265
Size of Town
Town: Distant
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
New York
Boston
Washington
San Francisco
Syracuse
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$61,300
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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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