C O L L E G E   P R O F I L E   -   O V E R V I E W
Colgate University
Hamilton, NY
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 2,853
   Women 1,582 (55.5%)
   Men 1,271 (44.5%)
Graduate Students 8
Entrance Difficulty Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate 27% of 8,724 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.69
SAT Math 678 average
630-730 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 665 average
620-720 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 31 average
30-33 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $67,290
  Tuition and Fees $51,955
  Room and Board $13,075
Average Percent of Need Met 100%
Average Freshman Award $51,521
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 295
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 19% of classes
10-19 students: 52% of classes
20-29 students: 22% of classes
30-39 students: 5% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Hamilton Population 4,197 
Nearest Metropolitan Area Syracuse, Utica
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing  
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Sororities 35.5% of women participate
Fraternities 20% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.9% Asian
4.8% Black/African-American
10.1% Hispanic/Latino
3.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
73.3% White
4.1% Unknown
International Students 8.7% from 72 countries
First-Year Students Returning 94.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 85.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 82%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 13.9%