Colgate University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

Colgate University
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Colgate is a very selective school, admitting only around one-quarter of those who apply each year. Students interested in Colgate will need grades and test scores well above average. With holistic admissions, Colgate looks at a student's academic background, writing skills, scholastic achievements, extracurricular activities, and other factors when determining a candidate's admissions status. For more information, be sure to check out Colgate's website, and feel free to contact the admissions office with any questions.

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Admissions Data (2016)

  • Colgate University Acceptance Rate: 29%
  • GPA, SAT and ACT graph for Colgate
  • Test Scores: 25th / 75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 640 / 720
    • SAT Math: 650 / 740
    • ACT Composite: 30/ 33
    • ACT English: 31 / 35
    • ACT Math: 28 / 33

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 percent 6-year graduation rate, and roughly two-thirds 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.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 2,890 (2,882 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 45% Male / 55% Female
  • 99% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $51,955
  • Books: $1,240 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $13,075
  • Other Expenses: $1,020
  • Total Cost: $67,290

Colgate University Financial Aid (2015 - 16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 56%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 49%
    • Loans: 28%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $42,337
    • Loans: $6,953

Academic Programs:

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 94%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 9%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 85%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 90%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Basketball, Football, Rowing, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field, Golf, Ice Hockey, Cross Country, Lacrosse
  • Women's Sports: Field Hockey, Basketball, Rowing, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Ice Hockey, Track and Field, Cross Country, Swimming and Diving

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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