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5 College Sophomore

Majors: Such a variety of things to study that it is easy to find what you want to study

4 College Sophomore

Majors: An internship is garnered through alumni connections - usually free, but fantastic experience

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Very small but very homely

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I couldn't have asked for a better university. This has been amazing!

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Most graduates leave with a job already. Internships are also usually achieved through alumni connections

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: We are division 1 athletics and the facilities are amazing!

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: It's okay, but they are changing meal providers. It was starting to get better but it will get better this following year.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The housing is fantastic. The location is prime for classes no matter what year you are. In addition, the rooms themselves are cleanly and well maintained

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Definitely working on building diversity

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Couldn't have asked for anything better

5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Rated one of the most beautiful campuses in the United States

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Very intelligent and good looking

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: CAMPO is fantastic and then the health facilities are great!

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Very open and trying to let everyone in!

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: It's great whatever you choose (on or off).

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: We have a variety of days to go out and only two days dedicated for late night work. Otherwise the frats and local bars are extremely fun!

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: They cater to the students so the restaurants we have are amazing and delicious

4 College Sophomore

Administration: They are strict when they need to be and not overly harsh where you feel claustrophobic

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The school has a plentiful amount of financial aid available for those students that need it and they give 100% what is needed

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There's some small cute little restaurants, but they may require reservations.

3 College Freshman

Administration: We're getting a new president so things could change. However, you can mostly get away with what you want.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: I don't party much, but there are definitely plenty of options if you're a freshman girl. If you're a freshman guy or a guy who isn't in a frat, good luck.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: It's gotten a lot better recently. There's a variety of options and an emphasis on local foods. There are clear labels for food allergies, vegetarian, special diets etc. There are only 3 options on campus which is unfortunate. The Hieber cafe is nice with Starbucks coffee!

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is big here. The Greeks aren't the only ones who have a good time, although they are the most socially relevant. Open parties are a lot of fun, but most freshman guys can't go, however once you're a sophomore you can rush and if you go Greek you'll get to go to mixers and formals which are a blast.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: The sit-in last semester may give you an idea of the lack of diversity at the school, however the majority of people are tolerant of different races/sexual orientations/etc. The school is pretty homogenous but it still values diversity.

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Among other small liberal arts colleges, Colgate has a way of standing out and rising above the rest, and students here come to cherish their four years spent in the town of Hamilton. Partially a result of the myriad opportunities afforded to students and partially a result of the students Colgate seems to attract, this is one exciting place to get an undergraduate degree. Professors tend to say they aren’t teaching students lessons so much as teaching them how to engage with the outside world and succeed in their careers. The University is not a cutthroat place by any means, and while many opportunities are competitive, there is so much opportunity to go around that students are genuinely happy and proud of their peers when they succeed. Colgate is about community, and although each person on campus is involved in a number of different activities, students have much in common in their drive to achieve, and commitment to the school and surrounding area. Once you get past the cold winters, you come to realize that there is a reason Colgate’s rural location contributes to this go-getter attitude and encourages self-reflection and new experiences.

It’s the people that make Colgate so special, and without the unique mix of caring faculty, attentive staff, and fun and outgoing students, Colgate wouldn’t quite be the same. While students excel in the classroom, their real passion is engaging with each other and bringing different perspectives and interests to a relatively small population of students. You might not be able to return to the glory days of college after you graduate, but Colgate alums are among the most supportive of any institution and are truly proud of their alma mater.

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