A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    A
Colgate University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Patriot League
Address
13 Oak Dr
Hamilton, NY 13346

Colgate University Rankings

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
26%
SAT Scores Range
1280-1470
ACT Scores Range
29-32
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Colgate University

Cost

Net Price
$21,649/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,034/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,950/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,384/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,989/ year
  • $110k+
    $38,257/ year

Academics

Professors
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
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.71 responses
41%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.71 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,863Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
10%
Varsity Athletes
19%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 26 responses
Report
  • Goodlooking and well-dressed New Englander
    35%
  • White, elite and looks like EVERYONE else.
    27%
  • Put together
    12%
  • White, fit, well dressed
    12%
  • North Vineyard Vinesagonia with a Polo Shirt
    8%
  • Not as homogenous as it seems!
    4%
  • White, attractive, vineyard vines, canada goose
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
76%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.70 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.79 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Beautiful
    47%
  • Perfect!
    32%
  • Flawed but beneficial
    16%
  • Preppy
    5%

After Colgate University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$61,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
92%
National
47%
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
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Colgate University Reviews

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Personally, I have loved my housing experience thus far. I was assigned to Andrews for my first year, which I was very happy with. I was placed in a 5 person suite which featured two bedrooms and a spacious common room that was great for social gatherings and hanging out with friends. The Community Leaders (similar to an RA) for the most part are pretty relaxed, which I preferred, but I could also understand people thinking that there was not enough enforcement at times. Because freshman housing is so close to academic buildings, I could often wake up 15 minutes before class and get there with time to spare which was awesome. I will be living in a 16 person townhouse for sophomore year, which is really nice so I am excited! I did see, however, that some of my friends did not have as favorable as results with the housing process, and are very upset with their accommodations for the next year.
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I have had a great time at Colgate so far. I have met some amazing people and I am getting a world-class education. I am pursuing a degree in computer science as well and I just finished the hardest course that I have ever taken in my college career, which was algorithms. I'm really starting to enjoy computer science, especially because it's so rewarding when you finish a really challenging problem. In terms of the overall campus, there is still much to be desired. As an African-American man, I notice that there is a lack of other African-American male students and professors and I would love for there to be more diversity on campus. However, there is an atmosphere of comradery amongst many people of color across campus and it is a blessing to know that when I feel alone, I will always have someone on campus that will listen to me.
Best college ever! I love everything about Colgate from the small class sizes to the food to the atmosphere to the people. Although, Colgate isn't every well known it shouldn't be looked over! Courses are challenging but very rewarding.