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Colgate University

Hamilton, NY

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Institution TypePrivate
Undergraduate Students2,853
   Women1,582 (55.5%)
   Men1,271 (44.5%)
Graduate Students8


Entrance DifficultyMost difficult
Overall Admission Rate27% of 8,724 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedYes
Regular Admission DeadlineJanuary 15
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.69
SAT Math678 average
630-730 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading665 average
620-720 range of middle 50%
SAT WritingNot reported
ACT Composite31 average
30-33 range of middle 50%


Cost of Attendance$67,290
Tuition and Fees
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met100%
Average Freshman Award$49,110
Average Indebtedness of
2015 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 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 Population4,197 
Nearest Metropolitan AreaSyracuse, Utica
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
Sororities35.5% 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 Students8.7% from 72 countries
First-Year Students Returning94.5%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
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CLASS OF 2021 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
Interested in This College
Average 3.76 4.19 712 700 31
Low 2.90 3.20 530 600 22
High 4.00 5.00 790 790 35
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• Colgate owns a 75 million-year-old petrified dinosaur egg, the first owned by a college.
• The Colgate Maroon-News is the oldest college weekly newspaper in America.

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