Description

A respected and highly selective private university, Colgate University in Hamilton, New York graduates students in a variety of disciplines, many of whom go on to some of the country’s most prestigious graduate universities.

U.S. News, Forbes, Newsweek and the New York Times have all praised Colgate’s academics, student services and overall offerings.

Colgate offers more than 50 majors in professional studies, liberal and fine arts, humanities and the natural, environmental and social sciences.

The most popular fields of study are business, communications, education, finance and law.

A large part of undergraduate and graduate study is research, which is conducted in all of Colgate’s departments.

One of its most impressive statistics is the large number of Colgate graduates who go on to attend such prestigious schools as Columbia, Cornell, Georgetown, Harvard and NYU.

Student life at Colgate gives students a wide selection of activities to choose from. These include more than 150 student organizations, recreational opportunities and community service. Rich creative arts opportunities are also available and include a performing arts center, art galleries and a visiting artist’s and writer’s series.

Admission to Colgate is based on grades, test scores and other criteria. Since Colgate is highly selective and usually accepts less than 30% of students, applicants must demonstrate a high level of performance in these areas.

Financial aid awards often cover the full Colgate tuition and eligible students who have a financial need are given the assistance they require to attend.

Quick Facts about Colgate University, Hamilton

Region

Northeast

Setting

Small Town Setting

Type

Private

Affiliation

Not applicable

Size

Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)

Mascot

Raiders

Website

www.colgate.edu

On-Campus Housing Available

Yes

Selectivity

Most Selective

In-State Tuition

$42,625

Out-of-State Tuition

$42,625

Retention Rate

93%

Enrollment

2,855

Year Established

1819

Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 4.5

5 star
  8 reviews
4 star
  6 reviews
3 star
  1 review
2 star
 
1 star
 

53% of students gave Colgate University, Hamilton 5 stars overall.

Alumnus - Grad Year 2004

Overall Rating:
3

Detailed Ratings

Nestled in the snowy (very snowy) hills of upstate New York, Colgate is a known for its small campus feel, athletic and geographically diverse student body, and that snow I talked about earlier. As a student there you have to be ready for some long winters of isolation and a difficult schedule of intensive classes. Get to know the teachers quickly, you'll be spending some quality time with a lot of them, and it behooves you to know which are good, which are bad, and which are easy.

Alumnus - Grad Year 2006

Overall Rating:
4

Detailed Ratings

I am very proud to say that I attended Colgate for my undergrad education. Although small, most people recognize the name and are impressed by the schools reputation. It has helped me obtain topnotch jobs. The campus is beautiful and even now when I drive down 12B to visit, I get the same feeling of being at home that I did during my 4yrs on campus.

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Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students
2,836
Freshman Class
850
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
2,855

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
99%
Graduate
1%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
88%
Part-Time
12%

Gender of Students

Women
55%
Men
45%

Ethnic Diversity

Latino
8%
African American
5%
Caucasian
79%
American Indian or Alaska native
1%
Asian
4%
Unknown and Other
4%

International Students

International
5%
Domestic
95%

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