Colgate University, Hamilton

Hamilton, NY

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Colgate University, Hamilton

Colgate University, Hamilton Student Essentials

Colgate University, Hamilton Student Essentials
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

About Colgate University, Hamilton

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.

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Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 15 Reviews

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

Student Ratings

Alumnus - Grad Year 2004

Overall Rating

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

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.


Colgate University, Hamilton Map & Location

Colgate University, Hamilton
13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, NY 13346


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Getting Around Colgate University, Hamilton

Walkability

Good walkability. We think you’ll enjoy walking in this area.

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Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Hamilton, NY

Winter
Dec
35
19
Jan
30
11
Feb
33
13
Spring
Mar
41
20
Apr
55
32
May
68
42
Summer
Jun
76
52
Jul
80
56
Aug
79
55
Fall
Sep
71
47
Oct
59
36
Nov
47
29

Students

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

Ethnic Diversity:

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

Undergraduate 99%
Graduate 1%
Full-Time 88%
Part-Time 12%
Women 55%
Men 45%
International 5%
Domestic 95%

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