2,873
Students
Financial aid thermometer
52,488
Avg. Financial Aid
Most Selective
Admission Difficulty
28
28%
Acceptance Rate
Small town
Setting
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Overview

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 Mr. Gary L. Ross
Vice President and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid
Email: admission@colgate.edu
Phone: 315-228-7401
Fax: 315-228-7544

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
American Indian/Native American Studies Checkmark
Asian Studies Checkmark
Latin American Studies Checkmark
Near And Middle Eastern Studies Checkmark
Russian Studies Checkmark
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences Checkmark
Environmental Biology Checkmark
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
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Classics And Classical Languages Checkmark
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Japanese Checkmark
Latin Checkmark
Modern Greek Checkmark
Romance Languages Checkmark
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History 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
Natural Sciences Checkmark
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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Religious Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Astronomy Checkmark
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Geology/earth Science Checkmark
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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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
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

8,542
Applied
2,404
Accepted
2,873
Enrolled
28%
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Female Admissions

4,517
Females Applied
1,376
Females Accepted
30%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

4,025
Males Applied
1,028
Males Accepted
26%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

60
Application Fee
3.7
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
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
Out of state Fall freshmen Not reported January 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 Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 660 730
SAT Math 650 770
ACT Composite 31 33

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

55,530
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Fees

340
Full-time student fees
13,995
Room & board
6,755
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan Yes
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Tuition deferred payment Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

52,488
Avg. Financial Aid Package
53,246
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
59,551
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
3,475
Avg. Loan Aid
0
Avg. Grant Aid
48,369
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
100%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
100%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

2,873
Total undergrad students
9%
International Students
74%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 8.95%
Black or African American 4.7%
White or Caucasian 64.6%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.1%
Asian 4.07%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.03%
Two or more races 3.79%
Other 4.32%

Gender

Male (45.35%)
Female (54.65%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
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 90%

Student Activities

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

Student Services

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Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

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

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24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

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

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton No Checkmark No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling No Checkmark No
Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Crew No Division 1 No
Cross-country Running Checkmark 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 Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Riflery Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Sailing No Checkmark No
Skiing (cross-country) Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) No Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Squash No Checkmark No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Table Tennis No Checkmark No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 No
Track And Field No Division 1 No
Triathlon Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Water Polo No Checkmark No

Faculty

360
Total Faculty
9:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 296
Part-time - 64
Male - 200
Female - 160