Colgate University is a private liberal arts college founded in 1819 as a Baptist seminary before becoming non-denominational. Located on a 515 acre campus in Central New York and widely regarded as one of the most beautiful schools in the country, Colgate attracts some of the best students from home and abroad. Originally founded by 13 men with 13 dollars and 13 prayers, the number is considered lucky among students.
Students enjoy watching and partaking in NCAA Division I sports despite the diminutive size of the student body and take advantage of over 1,000 acres of undeveloped forest owned by the university for outdoor pursuits.
Colgate students are engaged in and out of the classroom, and ensure that the university remains one of the most sought after places to pursue a liberal arts degree in the country.
|Admissions Phone||315 228-7401|
|Codes||SAT: 2086 ACT: 2702 FAFSA: 002701 CSS Profile: 2086|
|Location||Hamilton, NY; Rural community 215 miles from New York City|
|College Type||Private (nonprofit)|
|College Newspaper||The Colgate Maroon News|
|Enrollment||~3,000 undergraduate students|
|Popular Programs||History, English, Biology|
|Student Life||While students can choose from over 180 organizations to join and participate in athletics and outdoor activities widely, greek life is the mainstay of the social scene. Almost 50 percent of sophomores, juniors and seniors are in fraternities or sororities. The O’Connor Campus Center is the hub for student life, and houses the popular WRCU radio station.|
|International||~10% of undergrads; TOEFL: Required; SAT or ACT: Required; Financial Aid Available|
|Transfer||Yes, Fall and Spring, minimum 3.00 GPA|
|Crossover||Williams, Middlebury, Boston College, Brown|
|Other||Selective (~35% admitted), Early Decision, Common Application|
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