Colgate University
Hamilton, NY, USA

Academics

Key Academic Stats

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

Semester

Learning Options
  • Study Abroad
  • Teacher Certification Offered
Student:Faculty Ratio
9:1
US National: 21:1
Classroom Sizes

0
100
86%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
89%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%

Faculty Overview

0
100
94%
Faculty With Terminal Degree US National: 36%
Gender
Male
Female
55%
44%
Ethnicity

African American
3%
Asian/Pacific Islander
4%
White
84%
Hispanic
3%

What Students Are Saying

4.08 Average Rating
Be prepared to study hard every single night. My average study time a night was usually 6 hours - and I only got two Aâ??s.
Classes are interactive and discussion based. Active participation is expected from each student.
Alia from Florida
While Colgate is sometimes considered a party school, you must also realize that in order to reach the point that they have time to have fun, they must first complete their work. The students are smart and will spend any amount of time to perfect their work, and most professors do not expect much less than near-perfection. You will be challenged to the point that you do not think you can pass a class, despite the fact that you have received decent grades.
Allison
There are some classes here that are ridiculously difficult, while others are easier. Despite this, if you don't put the extra effort in to go beyond just memorizing terms and basic information you are likely not going to be getting the best grades. Professors here challenge you to not only repeat back the information you learned, but also to think critically about the information. You really have to take the time to understand to do well, but that just makes those A's that much more satisfying!
Yekaterina from Amherst, NY
It's rare to find students who don't spend most of their time in the library. Colgate classes are definitely intense and professors expect a lot out of you because the classes are so small. Participating in class is often mandatory but all your hard work is worth the extra effort. Professors are really approachable and want you to understand what they are teaching.
Emily from Milford, NJ
The course work is very rigorous and the school definitely practices grade deflation. However, students are supportive of each other's studies, professors are always very helpful, and resources like effective tutoring and the writing center are also available.
Justine from Lynn, MA
Classes can be time-consuming, but again, it's all in the preparation. Some classes, especially the hard sciences, require much more work spread out throughout the semester, whereas others, more of the liberal arts subjects, require big projects which come in bunches. The work load isn't unbearable, but you must learn to budget your time and not fall behind. As long as you plan well, you will have plenty of time to have fun, meet new people, join clubs, and relax!
Brian from Penfield, NY

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