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Tuition

$47,420

$47,420

not including room and board

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Very Selective

29%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,289
Declined + 5,509
Total Received 7,798
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undergraduateRatios

47%

53%

male

female

1  :  9

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. English
  2. Political Science
  3. Economics
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School Facts

Colgate University, founded in 1819, is a highly selective residential liberal arts institution. Its 550-acre campus is located in Hamilton, NY.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,886
Established in 1819
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)

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Codes

SAT 2086
ACT 2702

Private (nonprofit)

2,871

undergraduate students

15

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
43%
600-699
42%
500-599
13%
400-499
2%
700-800
42%
600-699
47%
500-599
10%
400-499
1%
30-36
76%
24-29
21%
18-23
3%
30-36
57%
24-29
40%
18-23
3%
30-36
75%
24-29
23%
18-23
2%
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Hamilton, NY

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Hamilton, NY

550-acre campus in Hamilton (population: 4,236), 38 miles from Syracuse and 25 miles from Utica. Served by bus; major airport serves Syracuse; smaller airport and train serve Utica. Public transportation serves campus.

Colgate University
13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, NY 13346

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
92%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
6 fraternities 30% of male students
 
3 sororities 32% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
68%
Top 1/4
0%
Top 1/2
0%
Bottom 1/2
0%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
43%
600-699
42%
500-599
13%
400-499
2%
700-800
42%
600-699
47%
500-599
10%
400-499
1%
30-36
76%
24-29
21%
18-23
3%
30-36
57%
24-29
40%
18-23
3%
30-36
75%
24-29
23%
18-23
2%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $60
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 15
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 15
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required/GED accepted
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Recommended
SAT or ACT Required

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Recommendations
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Interview
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Very Selective

29%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,289
Declined + 5,509
Total Received 7,798

Admissions Contact

Gary L. Ross
Dean of Admission
P: 315 228-7401
F: 315 228-7544
admission@colgate.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,573,729
State $656,285
Institutional $35,875,025
Other external $728,198
Total $38,833,237

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $79,737
Other external $714,174
Total $793,911

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
crew
cross-country
diving
field hockey
football
golf
ice hockey
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
ECAC (Division I, Football I-AA), Patriot League (Division I, Football I-AA)
Mascot
Raider
School colors
maroon and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Africana Studies
Art/Art History
Asian Studies
Astrogeophysics
Astronomy/Physics
Biochemistry
Biology
Chemistry
Chinese
Classical Studies
Computer Science
Computer Science/Mathematics
Economics
Educational Studies
English
Environmental Biology
Environmental Economics
Environmental Geography
Environmental Geology
Environmental Studies
French
Geography
Geology
German
Greek
History
Humanities
International Relations
Japanese
Latin
Latin American Studies
Mathematical Economics
Mathematics
Molecular Biology
Music
Native American Studies
Natural Science
Neuroscience
Peace/Conflict Studies
Philosophy
Philosophy/Religion
Physical Science
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Religion
Russian Studies
Secondary Education
Social Sciences
Sociology/Anthropology
Spanish
Theatre
Women's Studies
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Undergraduate

99%

2,871
students

Female
53%
1,535

Male
47%
1,336

Graduate

1%

15
students

Female
67%
10

Male
33%
5

undergraduateFull-time

99%

2,850
students

Female
54%
1,526

Male
46%
1,324

undergraduatePart-time

1%

21
students

Female
43%
9

Male
57%
12

Student Break-down

7%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
69%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

6%

Transfer applicants accepted

60%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 3.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 15

Spring: November 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

16

course credits

Minimum transfers must complete

16

course credits

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Other

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 45
Countries most often represented Bangladesh
Canada
China
India
Vietnam
The Republic Of Korea
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Katryna Swartwout Ryan
Associate Dean of Admission/Coordinator of International Admission
315 228-7401
kswartwout@colgate.edu

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