Skip to Main Content
Colgate University
blue checkmark
  • 4 Year
  • HAMILTON, NY

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

In order to ensure the health and well-being of our campus community and our prospective students and their families, Colgate University must cancel upcoming admission visit programming in concert with the University’s response plan to COVID-19 until at least April 30, 2020. Click "learn more" to explore the many virtual options available to you as you continue your college search. Learn More

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Value
    grade A+
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade A minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade A+
  7. Professors
    grade A+
  8. Location
    grade C+
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade C+
  11. Student Life
    grade A
  12. Safety
    grade A minus

editorial

Colgate is a highly rated private university located in Hamilton, New York. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,023 undergraduate students. Admissions is competitive as the Colgate acceptance rate is 27%. Popular majors include Economics, Political Science and Government, and Computer Science. Graduating 91% of students, Colgate alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $47,700.

About

13 OAK DRIVE
HAMILTON, NY 13346
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Patriot League

Colgate University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Colgate Admissions

Acceptance Rate
27%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1300-1470
ACT Range
30-33
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Will You Get In?

Find Student Loans

Find Student Loans

Cost

Net Price
$25,935 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$49,701 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
50%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
96%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 68 responses
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 77 responses
40%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 77 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    79%
  • On Campus
    4%
  • Online
    18%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,023 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
19
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
10%
Varsity Athletes
17%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 32 responses
  • Goodlooking and well-dressed New Englander
    34%
  • White, elite and looks like EVERYONE else.
    28%
  • North Vineyard Vinesagonia with a Polo Shirt
    9%
  • Put together
    9%
  • White, fit, well dressed
    9%
  • Not as homogenous as it seems!
    6%
  • White, attractive, vineyard vines, canada goose
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
74%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big. 76 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 85 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 25 responses
  • Beautiful
    40%
  • Perfect!
    24%
  • Flawed but beneficial
    16%
  • Home away from home
    8%
  • Preppy
    8%
  • Underrated
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$63,600 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
91%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 31 responses

Similar Colleges

Colleges like Colgate University

Colgate University Reviews

Rating 3.59 out of 5  1,028 reviews
Selecting a category below will take you to another page
All Categories
Rating 4 out of 5  
Start Your Review of Colgate University
Rating 5 out of 5  
Rating 5 out of 5  

Add to List