Tuition & Fees

$53,980

$53,980

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

45%

55%

male

female

1
9

teacher

students

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Very Selective

28%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,416
Declined + 5,978
Total Received 8,394
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Private (nonprofit)

2,882

undergraduate students

8

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Economics
  2. English
  3. History
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Codes

SAT 2086
ACT 2702

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
37%
600-699
52%
500-599
10%
400-499
1%
700-800
50%
600-699
42%
500-599
8%
30-36
81%
24-29
16%
18-23
3%
30-36
56%
24-29
41%
18-23
3%
30-36
79%
24-29
19%
18-23
2%
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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 2,890
Established in 1819
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)

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Hamilton, NY

550‐acre campus in Hamilton (population: 4,122), 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.

Colgate University
13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, NY 13346

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
91%
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 31% of male students
 
3 sororities 35% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
72%
Top 1/4
93%
Top 1/2
99%
Bottom 1/2
1%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
37%
600-699
52%
500-599
10%
400-499
1%
700-800
50%
600-699
42%
500-599
8%
30-36
81%
24-29
16%
18-23
3%
30-36
56%
24-29
41%
18-23
3%
30-36
79%
24-29
19%
18-23
2%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $60
(waived for international students and with fee waivers from the College Board, NACAC, and Expanding College Opportunities)
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)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Very Selective

28%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,416
Declined + 5,978
Total Received 8,394

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Interview
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Gary L. Ross
Dean of Admission
P: 315 228-7401
F: 315 228-7524
admission@colgate.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,781,301
State $516,889
Institutional $44,731,355
Other external $872,296
Total $47,901,841

Non-need-based

Federal
State $166,405
Institutional $205,609
Other external $820,840
Total $1,192,854

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

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

100%

2,882
students

Female
55%
1,583

Male
45%
1,299

Graduate

0%

8
students

Female
50%
4

Male
50%
4

undergraduateFull-time

99%

2,864
students

Female
56%
1,579

Male
44%
1,285

undergraduatePart-time

1%

18
students

Female
23%
4

Male
77%
14

Student Break-down

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

Transfer Admissions

18%

Transfer applicants accepted

29%

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

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

16

semester hours

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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 47
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Kenya
South Korea
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Makiko Filler
Assistant Director of International Student Services
315 228-6016
mfiller@colgate.edu

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