Colgate University, Hamilton

13 Oak Dr, Hamilton, NY 13346

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Colgate University, Hamilton


  • On-Campus Housing Available
  • Freshmen Students Required to Live on Campus
  • Meal Service
  • Co-ed Dorms
  • Sorority Housing
  • Fraternity Housing
  • Single-Student Apartments
  • Co-op Housing
Room & Board Expenses $11,075
Living On-Campus 91%
Living Off-Campus 9%

Ratings & Reviews

Overall College Life Rating:

Rated 4 of 5 Stars 15 Reviews

67% of students gave Colgate University, Hamilton 4 stars in College Life.

Student Ratings

Alumnus - Grad Year 2004

College Life Rating

Let's face it: Colgate is populated by a lot of rich white kids who did pretty well on their SATs. This fact leads a student life to caters to this type of student. Expect a large emphasis on Greek life and house parties. Athletics is big, mostly because most students are athletes in some way, but, aside from the annual Colgate vs. Cornell hockey game, I wouldn't call Colgaters an especially sports-rabid fan base. Spring Party Weekend is the biggest social event of the year so if you need to visit campus for a weekend, that's the time to do it. And don't forget to stop by the Jug for a beer and some bad dancing.

Alumnus - Grad Year 2006

College Life Rating

I look back longingly at my freshman year dorm experience. Many of my closest college friendships were formed in the long corridors of Curtis 3rd floor. As a Varsity Athlete I was often wandering back from the athletic fields late at night and never felt unsafe.

Campus Safety

Medical Center Emergency Department
(315) 228-7911
Campus Police
13 Oak Dr. Hamilton, NY 13346


Quick Facts
Team Mascot: Raider
School Song: Alma Mater
School Colors: maroon and white
Official Athletics Site:
Athletic Facilities athletic and fitness center, basketball, racquetball, squash, and tennis courts; boathouse, field hockey, football, lacrosse, and soccer fields; field house, football stadium, golf course, hockey arena, natatorium, track
Athletic Conferences: NAA, NCAA
Football: Patriot League
Basketball: Patriot League
Track: Patriot League

Athletics Department at Colgate University, Hamilton

Athletic Director Name
David Roach
Athletic Department Email

Student Organizations

Greek Organizations
Number of Fraternities: 6
Number of Sororities: 3
Percentage of Men in Fraternities: 32%
Percentage of Women in Sororities: 29%

Other Organizations

  • Academic Clubs
  • Business
  • Environmental
  • Gay and Lesbian
  • Music Organizations (Band, Choir, etc.)
  • Political Activism
  • Theatre/Drama
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Religious Organizations
  • Minority Organizations
  • International Organizations
  • Student Government
  • Student Newspaper
  • Literary Magazine
  • Yearbook
  • Radio Station
  • Television Station

Student Services

Computer & Technological Services

  • Internet Access
  • Computers in Residence Halls
  • Computers in Libraries
  • Computer Labs
  • Computers in Student Center
  • Email Account Provided by School

Career & Employment Services

  • Career Counseling
  • Internship Placement
  • Career / Job Search Classes
  • Interest Inventory
  • On-Campus Job Interviews
  • Resume Assistance
  • Alumni Network
  • Interview Training
  • Other: Graduate, fellow, scholarship, and recruiting advising.

Counseling Services

  • Minority Student Counseling
  • Birth Control Counseling
  • Personal Counseling
  • Academic Counseling
  • Psychological Counseling
  • Religious Counseling

Physically Handicapped Services

  • Talking Books
  • Other: ; services provided on an individual basis.

Other Services at Colgate University, Hamilton

School Store / Bookstore

  • Health Services
  • Library on Campus
  • Non-Remedial Tutoring
  • Placement Services
  • Women’s Center
  • Health Insurance

Famous Alumni

  • Adam Clayton Powell, civil rights leader and former New York congressman
  • Steve Burke, CEO of NBC Universal
  • Francesca Zambello, internationally-recognized director of opera and theater
  • Gloria Borger, CNN senior political analyst
  • Mark Murphy, president of Green Bay Packers.

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