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Colgate University

Hamilton, NY

At A Glance

Main Address

13 Oak Dr

Hamilton, NY 13346-1338

https://www.colgate.edu/

Admission Office

13 Oak Drive

Hamilton, NY 13346-1383

(315) 228-7401

Fax : (315) 228-7544

admission@colgate.edu

Contact : Tara Bubble

Dean of Admission

Type of School

Medium

Private

university

liberal arts college

4-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Member

College Board Code: 2086

Quick Facts

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 91.0%

Total undergraduates : 2,980

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 786

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 100.0%

Average financial aid package : $59,503.00

In-State Tuition : $60,015.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $60,015.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Bachelor's

Master's

Setting

Small Town (2,500-10k)

Rural

Residential campus

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: No Regular Application Deadline

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : --

Housing deposit due : May 1

Early Decision And Action

Early decision application due : --

College will notify student of early decision by : --

Other early decision deadline : --

College will notify student of other early decision by : --

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : --

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : --

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Student-faculty ratio : 9 to 1

Degrees Offered in : Bachelor's, Master's degrees

Graduating in 6 years : 91.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 95.0%

Accreditation and Associations

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

Regionally Accredited

College Board Member

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Social Sciences : 33.0%
Biology : 12.0%
Physical Sciences : 6.0%
Psychology : 6.0%
Computer and Information Sciences : 5.0%
Foreign Languages and Literature : 5.0%
Interdisciplinary Studies : 5.0%
Philosophy and Religious Studies : 5.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Architecture & Related Programs
Architecture B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
African-American/Black Studies B
American Indian/Native American Studies B
Asian Studies/Civilization B
Caribbean Studies B
Gay/Lesbian Studies B
Latin American Studies B
Near and Middle Eastern Studies B
Russian Studies B
Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies B
Women's Studies B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry B
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B
Molecular Biology B
Neuroscience B

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer Science B

Education
Biology Teacher Education M
Chemistry Teacher Education M
Earth Science Teacher Education M
Education, General B M
English/Language Arts Teacher Education M
Mathematics Teacher Education M
Physics Teacher Education M
Secondary Education and Teaching M
Social Studies Teacher Education M

English Language, Literature & Letters
Creative Writing B
English Language and Literature, General B
Rhetoric and Composition B

Foreign Language, Literatures & Linguistics
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature B
Chinese Language and Literature B
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General B
French Language and Literature B
German Language and Literature B
Japanese Language and Literature B
Latin Language and Literature B
Linguistics B
Spanish Language and Literature B

History
History, General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies B

Mathematics & Statistics
Applied Mathematics B
Mathematical Biology B
Mathematics, General B

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean, and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology B
Mathematics and Computer Science B
Museology/Museum Studies B
Natural Sciences B
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution B

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Science B
Environmental Studies B

Philosophy & Religious Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies B
Philosophy B
Philosophy and Religious Studies, General B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences
Astronomy B
Astrophysics B
Chemistry, General B
Geology/Earth Science, General B
Physical Sciences, General B
Physics, General B

Psychology
Psychology, General B

Social Sciences
Anthropology B
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics B
Economics, General B
Geography B
International Relations and Affairs B
Political Science and Government, General B
Social Sciences, General B
Sociology B
Sociology and Anthropology B

Visual & Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General B
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts, General B
Film/Cinema/Media Studies B
Music, General B

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Double Major

Independent Study

Internships

Student-Designed Major

Teacher Certification

Cross-Registration

Honors Program

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

Washington Semester

Computer Services

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Computer repair service available on campus

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Student web hosting available

Wireless network available

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Medium-sized

Unique Facilities : visualization laboratory, anthropology museum, center for learning, teaching, and research, life sciences complex, geology/fossil collection, observatory, electron microscopes, laser lab, weather lab, geographic information system, center for outreach volunteerism and education

Geographic Location : 40 miles from Syracuse, 29 miles from Utica.

Small Town

Rural

Residential Campus

Total undergraduates : 2,980

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 786

Degree-seeking undergrads : 2,964

Graduate enrollment : 12

Student General Information

All students average age : 20

Full time students average age : 20

In state students : 26.0%

Out of state students : 74.0%

Part Time students : <1%

Percentage of males : 45.0%

Percentage of females : 55.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 4.0%

Black African American : 4.0%

Asian : 5.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 9.0%

Race Ethnicity Unknown : 3.0%

White : 65.0%

Non-Resident Alien : 9.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Other Activities & Organizations : All students required to read, sign, and abide by Academic Honor Code.

Student Newspaper : The Colgate Maroon-News

Student Newspaper URL : http://www.thecolgatemaroonnews.com/

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 100.0%

Housing Options

Apartments For Single Students

Wellness Housing (alcohol/drug/smoke-free)

Special Housing For Disabled Students

Theme Housing

Coed Housing

Fraternity/Sorority Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit : $500.00

Housing deposit due : May 1

Housing deposit is not refunded if student does not enroll.

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Raiders

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

Scholarship

Club

Intercollegiate

Intramural

NCAA Division I

NCAA Division IAA

Counseling And Wellness

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Chaplain/spiritual director

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Financial aid counseling

Health services

Minority students services

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Women's services

Economically disadvantaged students services

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Pre-admission summer program

Reduced course load

Study skills assistance

Tutoring

Writing center

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

Y

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

N

Fraternities

Y

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

Y

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

Y

Pep Band

Y

Radio Station

Y

Sororities

Y

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

Y

Television Station

N

Yearbook

Y

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Badminton

Men's Club

Women's Club

Baseball

Men's Club

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Bowling

Men's Club

Women's Club

Cheerleading

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Diving

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Equestrian

Men's Club

Women's Club

Fencing

Men's Club

Women's Club

Field Hockey

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Women's Club

Women's NCAA Division I

Football

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division IAA

Football(non-tackle)

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Golf

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division I

Ice Hockey

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Judo

Men's Club

Women's Club

Lacrosse

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Racquetball

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Rowing (Crew)

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's NCAA Division I

Rugby

Men's Club

Women's Club

Sailing

Men's Club

Women's Club

Skiing

Men's Club

Women's Club

Soccer

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Women's NCAA Division I

Squash

Men's Club

Women's Club

Swimming

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Table tennis

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Tennis

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Club

Women's Club

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Track and Field

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Track: Indoor

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Track: Outdoor

Men's NCAA Division I

Women's NCAA Division I

Triathlon

Men's Club

Women's Club

Ultimate Frisbee

Men's Club

Women's Club

Volleyball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's Club

Women's NCAA Division I

Water Polo

Men's Club

Women's Club

Other Sports : curling, cycling, figure skating,indoor rock climbing, juggling


Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: Not reported

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 9,951

Admitted : 2,247

Enrolled : 786

Most selective 23.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : 941

Admitted early admission : 437

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --

Plan Available for early admission : Early decision

Offered place on waitlist : 1,800

Number accepting place : 841

Accepted from list : 101



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Class Rank

Rigor of secondary school record

Important

Application Essay

Character/Personal Qualities

Extracurricular Activities

Recommendations

Standardized Test Scores

Talent/Ability

Considered

Alumni Relation

First generation college student

Geographical Residence

Racial/Ethnic Status

Volunteer Work

Work Experience

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Required: SAT or ACT

Test Policies for placement

SAT Subject Tests

AP

SAT score use policy

All SAT Scores Required for Review

Additional requirements for home-schooled students

Special requirements for home-schooled applicants:

(in addition to any polices listed)

Statement describing home school structure and mission

Transcript/record of courses and grades

Letter of recommendation from person other than parent

Other Test Policies

Information not supplied by college

A note from the college

School achievement record of primary importance. Teacher/counselor recommendations, test scores, and major talent or personal accomplishment considered. Disadvantaged, nontraditional, and minority applicants given special consideration.

High school class rank of incoming freshmen

Top Tenth : 69.0%

Top Quarter : 92.0%

Top Half : 100.0%

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 27.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 14.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 5.0%

2.50 - 2.99 : 2.0%

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

700 - 800 : 53.0%

600 - 699 : 42.0%

500 - 599 : 5.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

SAT Math

700 - 800 : 64.0%

600 - 699 : 31.0%

500 - 599 : 5.0%

For the SAT, we don't yet have information on the percent of freshmen in each score range. We'll post that information when it's available in spring 2017.

ACT Composite

30 - 36 : 83.0%

24 - 29 : 16.0%

18 - 23 : 1.0%

ACT Math

30 - 36 : 55.0%

24 - 29 : 43.0%

18 - 23 : 2.0%

ACT English

30 - 36 : 86.0%

24 - 29 : 11.0%

18 - 23 : 3.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : No

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: Colgate credit is granted only to first-year students who achieve a 4 or 5 on the College Board's Advanced Placement Exams and when a department certifies that the exam score indicates a level of competence equivalent to the completion of a specific Colgate course.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

English

4

0

Math

3

4

Science

3

4

Science Lab

2

4

Social Studies

3

4

Foreign Language

3

4

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 56.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 44.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

670 - 770

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

660 - 730

ACT Composite

31 - 34


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By single units, 1 course = 1 unit)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

Biology

4

1

BIOL 101

All

Calculus AB

4

1

MATH 161

All

Calculus BC

3

1

MATH 161

All

4

2

MATH 161 & 162

All

Chemistry

4

1

CHEM 101

All

5

2

CHEM 101 & 102

All

Computer Science A

4

1

COSC 101

All

Computer Science Principles

4

1

COSC 100

All

European History

4

1

HIST 101 & 102

All

French Language and Culture

4

1

FREN 202

All

5

1

FREN 361

All

German Language and Culture

4

1

GERM 202

All

Latin

4

1*

LATN 122

All

Macroeconomics

4

1*

ECON 151

All

Microeconomics

4

1*

ECON 151

All

Music Theory

4

1

MUSI 203

All

Physics 1

4

1

PHYS 111

All

Physics 2

4

1

PHYS 112

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

4

1

PHYS 112

All

Physics C: Mechanics

4

1

PHYS 111

All

Psychology

5

1

PSYC 109

All

Spanish Language and Culture

4

1

SPAN 202

All

5

1

SPAN 361

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

4

1

SPAN 202

All

5

1

SPAN 202

All

Statistics

4

1

MATH 105

All

United States History

4

1

HIST 103 & 104

All

*Check with the related academic department at the college for more information.


Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 92.0%

% of loans / jobs : 8.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 100.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 37.0%

% Judged to have need : 89.0%

% that were offered aid : 88.0%

% that had need fully met : 99.0%

% of need met : 100.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $59,503.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $55,553.00

Avg need-based loan : $1,295.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $25,044.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Gina Soliz

Financial aid office phone : (315) 228-7431

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Business / farm supplement

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Noncustodial Profile

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Athletics

Work Study Programs

Nights

For part-time students

Weekends

Tuition payment plans

External finance company

Installment payment

Prepayment Discount

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$60,015.00

$60,015.00

$60,015.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$60,015.00

$60,015.00

$60,015.00

Room and board:

$15,035.00

--

--

Books and supplies:

$1,050.00

$1,050.00

$1,050.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$1,075.00

--

--

Transportation expenses:

$400.00

--

--

Estimated Total In-state:

$77,575.00

$61,065.00

$61,065.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$77,575.00

$61,065.00

$61,065.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


Athletic Scholarship Opportunities

Sport

Male

Female

Basketball

Available

Available

Diving

Available

Field Hockey

Available

Football

Available

Ice Hockey

Available

Available

Lacrosse

Available

Available

Soccer

Available

Available

Softball

Available

Swimming

Available

Volleyball

Available

For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: --

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): --

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: 16

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: 16

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 16

Admission Requirements (Required)

High School Transcript

College Transcript(s)

Essay or Personal Statement

Standardized Test Scores

Statement of good standing from Prior Institution(s)

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 322

Transfers admitted percentage: 20.0%

Transfers admitted: 67

Transfers enrolled percentage: 6.0%

Transfers enrolled: 22

Students who applied for transfer from 2 year schools: 4.0%

Students who applied for transfer from 4 year schools: 96.0%

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Transfers accepted as

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Services for students transferring OUT of this school

Transfer advisor

Special Requirements

Current grade report and instructor evaluation.

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: --

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $60,015.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $15,035.00

Room & Board(off-campus): --

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: --

Financial Aid

International students eligible for need based aid

Total Amount Awarded: $9,597,391.00

Number of enrolled international undergraduates received aid: 147

Non-resident aliens must submit the following financial aid forms:

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: --

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser