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

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
23%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 15, 2019
Fall Regular Decision January 15, 2020
Other January 15, 2020

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
23%
Out-Of-State Students
77%
55%
Submitting ACT
45%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 33
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1490
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
3,002
Total Number of Undergrads
2,994
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

0
100
89%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
9:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$23,058
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$58,045
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$58,045
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$14,540
Books and Supplies
$2415

Aid & Grants

0
100
100%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
42%
Average Aid Per Year
$52,804
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
42%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,480
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$45,286

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
23%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,640
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$15,300
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$167
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
45%
55%
Student Organizations
265
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
90%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Raiders
School Colors
White/Maroon
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Patriot League

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
New York
Boston
Washington
San Francisco
Syracuse
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
97%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$61,300
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What Students Are Saying

4.08 Average Rating
Colgate is a tight-knit family. Teachers want you to succeed and truly understand the material. My experience has been extraordinary.
Alia from Florida
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.
Allison
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
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.
Emily from Milford, NJ
A school of mostly very privileged white students, but despite the lack of diversity most students are friendly and hard working. The campus and surrounding area is beautiful, although the village of Hamilton may be too quiet for some. The faculty and staff go out of their way to help students.
Justine from Lynn, MA
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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