Colgate University

953 reviews
  1. Hamilton, NY
  2. 4 Year
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    C+
Colgate University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Patriot League
Address
13 Oak Dr
Hamilton, NY 13346

Colgate University Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
26%
SAT Range
1280-1470
ACT Range
29-32
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$21,649/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,034/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,950/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,384/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,989/ year
  • $110k+
    $38,257/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
95%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.58 responses
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.60 responses
43%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.60 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,863Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
10%
Varsity Athletes
19%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Goodlooking and well-dressed New Englander
    47%
  • White, elite and looks like EVERYONE else.
    32%
  • North Vineyard Vinesagonia with a Polo Shirt
    11%
  • Put together
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
73%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.63 responses
Poll
72%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.71 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • Beautiful
    67%
  • Perfect!
    33%

After Colgate University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$61,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
92%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
91%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.22 responses

Reviews

953 reviews
  • Excellent
    161
  • Very Good
    355
  • Average
    322
  • Poor
    83
  • Terrible
    32
Colgate is even better than I had hoped it would be. Torchlight, DanceFest, and all sporting events like football, m/w ice hockey, soccer, basketball...what a great Colgate experience. The campus is exquisite.
  • Recent Alumnus
  • 2 months ago
Colgate University is a small liberal arts undergraduate college. It has a beautiful campus in upper state New York with roiling hills views of mountains and beautiful and unique brick buildings . Colgate has great acedemics and athletics with a diverse students from all walks of life.
  • College Sophomore
  • 3 months ago
I love Colgate because the campus is engaging in all corners - from the professors in the classroom, to the students involved in extracurriculars. Everyone wants you to be exposed to as much as possible and get the most out of your experience.
  • College Sophomore
  • 3 months ago