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Colgate University Stats, Info and Facts

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3,002 Students

23% Admitted

  • 3,002 full time
  • 23 part time
  • 1,332 men full time
  • 1,650 women full time
  • 9,716 applied
  • 2,422 admitted
  • 829 enrolled

2,994 Undergraduates

$52,804 Tuition/Year

  • 4 Graduates
  • 25 Non-Degree
  • $52,804 in state
  • N/A fees
  • $13,995 room & board
  • $1,040 books and supplies

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At a Glance

Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Mid East Town, distant from an urban area
Highest Degree Offered: Master's degree
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Mascot: Raiders
School Colors: Maroon, white, and gray
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Brian from Penfield, NY
  • 0
  • Colgate will give you four of the best years of your life. More importantly, however, it will set you up to have a successful career in any field which you…

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  • Alia from Florida
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  • Colgate is a tight-knit family. Teachers want you to succeed and truly understand the material. My experience has been extraordinary. …

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  • Allison
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  • Colgate University is a liberal arts university where you can take classes and explore your interests in any variety of fields. While you may feel forced into the required courses,…

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  • Justine from Lynn, MA
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  • A school of mostly very privileged white students, but despite the lack of diversity most students are friendly and hard working. The campus and surrounding area is beautiful, although the…

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Mission Statement

Colgate's mission is to provide a demanding, expansive educational experience to a select group of diverse, talented, intellectually sophisticated students who are capable of challenging themselves, their peers, and their teachers in a setting that brings together living and learning. The purpose of the university is to develop wise, thoughtful, critical thinkers and perceptive leaders by encouraging young men and women to fulfill their potential through residence in a community that values all forms of intellectual rigor and respects the complexity of human understanding.

Colgate University
  • Located in Hamilton, NY
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 3,002 students enrolled
  • 23% admitted
  • $52,804 annual cost to attend
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Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Michelle from NY, NY
  • I am a current student here

    It's tough in the winter but I wouldn't trade my experience for anything else. Greek life and other campus activities are great in keeping me constantly busy.

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  • 5
  • Kristina from Mayfield Village, OH
  • I am a current student here

    There are tons of clubs and organizations on campus to get involved in. The religious communities on campus are great as well. There is always something going on, and many times, it's free. In addition to having great fun keeping busy, the people at Colgate are great, too. I have friends from all over the country and around the world. The people really make the experience what it is, and I couldn't have found a better bunch.

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  • 5
  • Elisabeth
  • I am a current student here

    I couldn't be happier at Colgate. There are tons of events to go to and people to meet. Everyone is passionate about something which causes the creation of tons of clubs, groups, and campus events. People are always willing to try something new and there is somethign to do for everyone

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  • 4
  • Michele from Simsbury, CT
  • I am a current student here

    Colgate has a beautiful campus and it is situated in a quaint town in central New York. Sometimes I feel like I get stuck in my weekly routine but there are always little things I can do to break out of that, whether its going out to dinner in town or going to an interesting lecture. Sometimes I wish the food was better at the dining hall but its pretty standard college food. Because Colgate is a pretty small school, I feel like there is a good sense of community among all of the students here.

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  • 4
  • Peter from Hamilton, NY
  • I am a current student here

    Colgate is a great place to go to college. There is no denying the fact that it is rural and isolated, but I haven't had any problems with life on campus. There are so many students interest groups and events on campus that everyone stays busy and the isolation isn't really noticable. Also, between school organizations and the Greek organizations there are always musicians coming to campus: everything from up and coming bands to headliners.

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