Colgate University

Hamilton, NY

Website: www.colgate.edu/

Private
Co-ed
2,873
Undergraduate
Students
(54.6%) 1,570 Women
(45.4%) 1,303 Men
8
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
28% of 8,542 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.70
SAT Math
650-770 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
660-730 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
31-33 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$72,325
Tuition and Fees
$55,870
Room and Board
$13,995
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$53,246
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$24,761
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
296
Regular Class Size
Not reported
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Campus Life

Hamilton Population
4,197 
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Syracuse, Utica
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
90% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
 
Sororities
33.5% of women participate
Fraternities
25% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.5% Asian
5.2% Black/African-American
9.9% Hispanic/Latino
4.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
71.3% White
4.8% Unknown
International Students
9.4% from 50 countries
First-Year Students Returning
94.3%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
88.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
15.8%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Most Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1310 on the SAT I or over 29 on the ACT; about 30% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Foreign Language 3 4
Social Studies 3 4
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required January 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only Not used if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
13 Oak Drive
City, State, Zip
Hamilton, NY 13346-1386
Phone
(315) 228-7401
Fax
(315) 228-7798
E-mail
admission@colgate.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$60
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 15, January 15
Early Decision Notification
December 15, Rolling
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
3 required for all freshmen
Other
Colgate supplement required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
28% of 8,542 applicants were admitted
Women
30% of 4,517 applicants were admitted
Men
26% of 4,025 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
771 (32%) of 2,404 admitted students enrolled
Women
436 (32%) of 1,376 admitted students enrolled
Men
335 (33%) of 1,028 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
44% of 851 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
1,500
Students Accepting Wait List Position
745
Students Admitted From Wait List
37

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.70
3.75 and Above
48%
3.50 - 3.74
27%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
6%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
650-770 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
58%
Score of 600 - 700
30%
Score of 500 - 600
12%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
660-730 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
55%
Score of 600 - 700
39%
Score of 500 - 600
6%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
31-33 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
84%
Score of 24 - 29
15%
Score of 18 - 23
1%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 77%
Top quarter: 94%
Top half: 99%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$72,325
Tuition and Fees
$55,870
Room and Board
$13,995
Books and Supplies
$1,040
Other Expenses
$1,370
Payment Plans
Prepayment plan, installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
finaid@mail.colgate.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
January 15
Award Notification
On or about March 20
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Institutional Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002701
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional
Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement  

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
294 (38.1%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
241 (82.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
241 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
241 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$53,246
Need-Based Gift
Received by 241 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $49,397
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 200 (83.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,732
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,142 (40.1%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,037 (90.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,035 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,035 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$52,488
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,029 (99.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $48,369
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 866 (83.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,637
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
35%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$24,761
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
8.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
27.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Veterans, Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
11
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,271
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Not offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • African Studies
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American Indian/Native American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • East Asian Studies
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Studies
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Latin American Studies
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Mathematics, General
  • Modern Greek Language and Literature
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music, General
  • Natural Sciences
  • Neuroscience
  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Russian Studies
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Social sciences, Biological/life sciences, History
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Student-designed major, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
296
Part-Time Faculty
64
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
82%
Regular Class Size
Not reported
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,507,409
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Arts in Teaching

Master's Programs of Study

  • Secondary Education

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Hamilton Population
4,197 
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Syracuse, Utica
Campus Size
575 acres

Weather

Temperature
14.2 average low in January, 76.7 average high in September
Rain
171 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
Hamilton
Nearest Train Station
25 mile(s) from campus in Utica

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, cooperative housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
90% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through junior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
 
School Colors
Maroon and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x x x
Crew x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Field Hockey x x    
Football     x x
Golf     x  
Ice Hockey x x x x
Lacrosse x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Crew x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey x x
Football    
Golf    
Ice Hockey x x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Crew x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey    
Football x x
Golf x  
Ice Hockey x x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
badminton, bowling, cheerleading, equestrian sports, fencing, rugby, sailing, skiing (downhill), squash, table tennis, water polo
Men's Club Sports
badminton, baseball, bowling, cheerleading, equestrian sports, fencing, rugby, sailing, skiing (downhill), squash, table tennis, volleyball, water polo

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, soccer, softball, tennis, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, cove (35+ community service groups), student government association, cultural/ethnic interest groups, student communications/publications (including wcru radio station), club sports/outdoor education
Sororities
33.5% of women participate
Fraternities
25% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
2,873
Women
1,570 (54.6%)
Men
1,303 (45.4%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
2,854
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.5% Asian
5.2% Black/African-American
9.9% Hispanic/Latino
4.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
71.3% White
4.8% Unknown
International Students.
9.4% from 50 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
8

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
94.3%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
88.1%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
90.6%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
91.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
15.8%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 1%
Law 5%
Arts and Sciences 5%
Medicine 4%
Education 2%
Other 3%

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