Roughly a third of applicants get admitted to Colgate University. To get in, you'll need grades and standardized test scores that are significantly above average. In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. You can see that the majority of successful applicants had high school grades in the "A" range, ACT composite scores of 28 or higher, and combined SAT scores of 1900 or better. The higher those grades and test scores, the better your chances are of getting good news from Colgate.
Note that there are quite a few red dots (rejected students) and yellow dots (waitlisted students) mixed in with the green and blue throughout the graph. Many students with grades and test scores that were on target for Colgate University did not win admission. On the flip side, note that some students were accepted with test scores and grades a little bit below the norm. This is because Colgate University's admissions process, like that of most highly selective private universities, is based on much more than numerical data. Colgate uses the Common Application and has a holistic admissions process. The admissions folks will be looking for a winning essay, interesting extracurricular activities, and strong letters of recommendation. The college will also consider your background and the way that you will contribute to the school's diverse learning community.
To learn more about Colgate University, high school GPAs, SAT scores and ACT scores, these articles can help:
- Colgate University Admissions Profile
- What's a Good SAT Score?
- What's a Good ACT Score?
- What's Considered a Good Academic Record?
- What is a Weighted GPA?