Colgate University

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School Overview

Colgate University is a four-year liberal arts college located in Hamilton, New York that is privately owned and operated. It was established in the early 1800s as a religious seminary for the Baptist church and was later transformed into a seculary institution of higher learning. In honor of the Colgate family (wealthy donors who contributed large sums to the university’s endowment), the institution was renamed Colgate University during the late 19th century.

Colgate offers Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degrees in over 50 fields of study and disciplines including cultural studies, arts, biology, computer science, education, languages, health, sciences and social sciences, among others. And while the university does offers a graduate program, it is primarily an undergraduate institution. The university has a total annual enrollment of approximately 2,800 and employs an academic staff of 315. The student body at Colgate is very diverse. Students come from across the United States and over 40 foreign counties. The university’s 500-acre campus is located in the rural area of Central New York.

Forbes ranked Colgate University No.48 in its list of “America’s Top Colleges” for 2013. It’s also been named a “New Ivy” by Newsweek and has been recognized as one of thirty “Hidden Ivies” by Howard and Matthew Greene, the authors of Hidden Ivies: Thirty Colleges of Excellence, an annual publication first released in 2000.

General Information

Admission Office

13 Oak Drive

Hamilton, NY 13346-1383

(315) 228-7401

Fax: (315) 228-7544



Contact: Gary Ross

Dean of Admission
Main Address

13 Oak Drive

Hamilton, NY 13346-1383

(315) 228-1000

www.colgate.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 2,836

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 738

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,806

Graduate enrollment: 8

Setting

Rural setting

Small town (2,500 – 9,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s
Master’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $55

Online application fee: Free
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 24%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 94%


College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

African Studies B
African-American Studies B
Asian Studies B
Latin American Studies B
Native American Studies B
Russian/Slavic Area Studies B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B
Molecular Biology B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B

Education

Education – General B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Classics B
French B
German B
Greek, Modern B
Japanese B
Latin B
Russian B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Predentistry B
Premedicine B
Preveterinary Medicine B

History

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Biological/Physical Sciences B
Mathematics/Computer Science B
Natural Sciences B
Neuroscience B
Peace/Conflict Resolution Studies B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Studies B
Natural Resources & Conservation – General B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Astronomy B
Astrophysics B
Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Development Economics B
Economics B
Geography B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Colgate University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(315) 228-1000
Website:www.colgate.edu
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:www.colgate.edu/admission-financial-aid/apply/applicant-checklist
Address:13 Oak Dr, Hamilton, NY 13346-1398
Setting:32
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:2,890
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):91%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:9 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:
Distance Learning Students*:2,890 (100% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$51,955
Out-of-state Tuition:$51,955
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:56%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$42,337

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Colgate University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Colgate University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies6
Biological and Biomedical Sciences4
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1
Education17
English Language and Literature/Letters11
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics9
History1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Mathematics and Statistics1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies4
Natural Resources and Conservation2
Philosophy and Religious Studies32
Physical Sciences51
Psychology1
Social Sciences9
Visual and Performing Arts3
Grand total5211

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Colgate University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Colgate University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$51,955
Out-of-state$51,955
Books and supplies$1,240

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$51,955
Out-of-state$51,955

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid43356%
Grant or scholarship aid37949%$42,337
Student loan aid21528%$6,953

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid1,33847%$41,837
Federal student loans78227%$4,601

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Colgate University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Colgate University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants8,3943,8364,558
Percent admitted100%27%30%
Percent admitted who enrolled9%9%10%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Colgate University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment2,890
Undergraduate enrollment2,882
Graduate enrollment8

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Colgate University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

    *General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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