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Colgate University

Hamilton, NY

Colgate University


Colgate University is a Comprehensive institution located in Hamilton, NY, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address Colgate Office of Admission
13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, NY  13346-1383
United States
Contact Ms. Tara E.W. Bubble
Dean of Admission
Phone: 315-228-7401
Fax: 315-228-7544

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
American Indian/Native American Studies Checkmark
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Asian Studies Checkmark
Latin American Studies Checkmark
Near And Middle Eastern Studies Checkmark
Russian, Central European, East European And Eurasian Studies Checkmark
Women's Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
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Molecular Biology Checkmark
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Ancient/classical Greek Checkmark
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Classics And Classical Languages Checkmark
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History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean And Near Eastern Studies And Archaeology Checkmark
Mathematics And Computer Science Checkmark
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Peace Studies And Conflict Resolution Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Science Checkmark
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Astrophysics Checkmark
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Geology/earth Science Checkmark
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Research And Experimental Psychology Related Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology Checkmark
Econometrics And Quantitative Economics Checkmark
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Geography Checkmark
International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
Political Science And Government Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
Film/cinema/video Studies Checkmark
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Acceptance Rate

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Female Admissions

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Male Admissions

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Application Fee
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
3 recommendations
Other requirements exist (see below)
Other requirements: Colgate supplement

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 15th April 1st
Early decision plan November 15th December 15th
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer March 15th May 1st

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 689 650 730
SAT Math 712 670 780
ACT Composite 32 31 34

Tuition & Fees

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Full-time student fees
Room & board
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan Yes

Financial Aid

Avg. Financial Aid Package
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
Avg. Loan Aid
Avg. Grant Aid
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

Total Undergrad students
International Students
Out-of-state students


Hispanic/Latino 9.24%
Black or African American 4.6%
White or Caucasian 64.55%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.14%
Asian 4.67%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.07%
Two or more races 3.89%
Other 3.44%


Male (44.73%)
Female (55.27%)

Campus Life


College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Cooperative housing
Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 92%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
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Campus events:
Dancefest, Global Leaders Lecture Series and Colgate/Cornell Hockey Game

Student Services

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Women's center Checkmark
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Student Organizations

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Most popular organizations:
COVE (35+ community service groups), Student Government Association, Cultural/ethnic interest groups, Student communications/publications (including WCRU radio station) and Club sports/Outdoor Education

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark


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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton No No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark No Checkmark
Bowling No No No
Cheerleading No No No
Cross-country Running No No No
Equestrian Sports No No No
Fencing No No No
Field Hockey No No No
Football Checkmark No Checkmark
Golf No No No
Ice Hockey No No Checkmark
Lacrosse Checkmark No Checkmark
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rowing No No No
Rugby No No No
Sailing No No No
Skiing (cross-country) No No No
Skiing (downhill) No No No
Soccer Checkmark No Checkmark
Softball Checkmark No No
Squash No No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark No No
Track And Field No No No
Triathlon No No No
Ultimate Frisbee No No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo No No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton No Checkmark No
Baseball No No No
Basketball No Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling No Checkmark No
Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 No
Equestrian Sports No Checkmark No
Fencing No Checkmark No
Field Hockey No Division 1 Checkmark
Football No No No
Golf No No No
Ice Hockey No Division 1 Checkmark
Lacrosse No Division 1 Checkmark
Racquetball No No No
Rock Climbing No No No
Rowing No Division 1 No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Sailing No Checkmark No
Skiing (cross-country) No Checkmark No
Skiing (downhill) No Checkmark No
Soccer No Division 1 Checkmark
Softball No Division 1 Checkmark
Squash No Checkmark No
Swimming And Diving No Division 1 Checkmark
Table Tennis No Checkmark No
Tennis No Division 1 No
Track And Field No Division 1 No
Triathlon No Checkmark No
Ultimate Frisbee No Checkmark No
Volleyball No Division 1 Checkmark
Water Polo No Checkmark No


Total Faculty
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 332
Part-time - 23
Male - 194
Female - 161