Colgate University

Hamilton, NY

Colgate University

Hamilton, NY

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Tuition & Fees

$60,015

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
53%
600-699
42%
500-599
4%
700-800
64%
600-699
31%
500-599
5%
30-36
83%
24-29
16%
18-23
0
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undergraduateRatios

45%

male

55%

female

9

students

1

faculty

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Very Selective

22%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,247
Declined 7,704
Total Received 9,951
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Private

2,980

undergraduate students

12

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

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

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 2,992
Established in 1819
Coeducational Coeducational

550‐acre campus in Hamilton (population: 4,108), 25 miles from Utica and 38 miles from Syracuse. Served by bus; major airport serves Syracuse; smaller airport and train serve Utica. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Small town
  • Metropolitan area: Syracuse, Utica
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Syracuse Hancock International

Colgate University
13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, NY
13346

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
yes
Students through senior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • COVE (35+ community service groups)
  • Student Government Association
  • Cultural/ethnic interest groups
  • Student communications/publications (including WCRU radio station)
  • Club sports/Outdoor Education

Top Events

  • Dancefest
  • Global Leaders Lecture Series
  • Colgate/Cornell Hockey Game
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
69%
Top 1/4
92%
Top 1/2
100%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
53%
600-699
42%
500-599
4%
700-800
64%
600-699
31%
500-599
5%
30-36
83%
24-29
16%
18-23
0

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $60
Application deadline January 15
Has early decision program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.72

Very Selective

22%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,247
Declined 7,704
Total Received 9,951

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
class rank
rigor of secondary school record

Important

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
application essay
recommendation(s)
talent/ability
standardized test scores

Considered

alumni/ae relation
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

level of applicant's interest
interview
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

51%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$6,072

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $59,655
Room & board $15,035
Additional fees $360
Total $75,050
Average Financial Aid - $6,072
Total with Avg. Aid $68,978
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Financial Facts

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Tuition prepayment plan yes
Installment payment plan yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Ice hockey
Lacrosse
Rowing
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

baseball, equestrian sports, ice hockey, lacrosse, water polo, rugby, sailing, ski racing, soccer, squash, tennis, volleyball, ultimate Frisbee

Club Sports - Women's

basketball, equestrian sports, ice hockey, lacrosse, water polo, rugby, sailing, ski racing, soccer, squash, tennis, volleyball, ultimate Frisbee

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Football, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Rock climbing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Rock climbing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Divison I

Majors

Assc. Bach.
American Indian/Native American Studies
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics, General
Area Studies, Other
Art/Art Studies, General
Asian Studies/Civilization
Astrophysics
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Chinese Language and Literature
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Computer Science
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
Economics, General
Education, General
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
French Language and Literature
Geography
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language and Literature
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Japanese Language and Literature
Latin Language and Literature
Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics, General
Molecular Biology
Music, General
Natural Sciences
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
Neuroscience
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
Philosophy
Philosophy and Religious Studies, General
Physical Sciences
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other
Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies
Social Sciences, General
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Study abroad
  • Army ROTC

2,992

total students

26%

in-state

74%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

2,980
students

Female
55%
1,644

Male
45%
1,336

0%

12
students

Female
33%
4

Male
67%
8

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

99%

2,968
students

Female
56%
1,642

Male
44%
1,326

1%

12
students

Female
17%
2

Male
83%
10

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 95%
Student 4 year graduation rate 88%
Student 5 year graduation rate 2%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

9%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
65%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

22

Transfer students enrolled

1%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 15

Transfer difficulty

Most difficult

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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
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