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Colgate University Profile - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


James B. Colgate Hall

James B. Colgate Hall

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Colgate University Description:

Colgate University frequently ranks among the top 25 liberal arts colleges in the country. Colgate's rural campus is located in Hamilton, a small town in the picturesque rolling hills of central Upstate New York. Colgate has many strengths among its 51 majors, a fact that has earned the school a chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. Colgate also has an impressive 90% 6-year graduation rate, and roughly 2/3 of students eventually go on to do some form of graduate study. On the athletic front, the Colgate Patriots compete in the NCAA Division I Patriot League.

Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,886 (2,871 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 47% Male / 53% Female
  • 99% Full-time

Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $46,380
  • Books: $1,140 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,510
  • Other Expenses: $1,020
  • Total Cost: $60,050

Colgate University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 41%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 41%
    • Loans: 19%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $36,186
    • Loans: $2,348

Scholarships for Colgate (powered by Cappex.com)

Most Popular Majors:

Biology, English, History, International Relations, Molecular Biology, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 95%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 7%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 85%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 90%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Colgate Mission Statement:

view the complete mission statement at http://www.colgate.edu/academics/course-catalogue/university-mission-statement

"Colgate's mission is to provide a demanding, expansive educational experience to a select group of diverse, talented, intellectually sophisticated students who are capable of challenging themselves, their peers, and their teachers in a setting that brings together living and learning. The purpose of the university is to develop wise, thoughtful, critical thinkers and perceptive leaders by encouraging young men and women to fulfill their potential through residence in a community that values all forms of intellectual rigor and respects the complexity of human understanding."

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