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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Very intelligent and good looking

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There is no shortage of good-looking people. Plus a lot of students are fashionable and the vast majority are notably in-shape.

2 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Most people are uninterested in forming real relationships.

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3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: I mean, they all basically look (and, to some degree, act) the same. So if you're into the preppy, white vibe, you'll like it.

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3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Everyone is attractive and athletic as well as dresses nicely. Everyone is also pretty nice with the exception of a few people you meet who are stuck up. The hook up culture is prevalent, and girls and guys don't treat each other too well.

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There's a reason Colgate frequently tops the list for "Most Beautiful College Campus in America," and it's not just the landscaping we're talking about. Truth be told, the girls and guys are both attractive and well-dressed, dividing their non-studying time between working out in the gym and standing in front of the mirror. Taking a look around campus, one can find the latest fashions both off the runway and straight out of J. Crew and Vineyard Vines. Oxford button-downs, pearls, the signature Top-Siders and Wellies are standard apparel, but that doesn’t mean students don’t know the value of a good pair of sweatpants.

The male-to-female ratio hovers right around 50/50, meaning an ideal ratio for dating or hookups, and while Colgate isn’t known for its dating scene, there are many long-term couples on campus that are just lower profile than your standard Jug-goer. To be sure, the nightlife—especially the Jug (a steamy cesspool of hormones masquerading as a dance club)—make it easy to find a mate practically any night of the week. Just don't hit up the Jug too often, lest you gain the reputation of a "Jugrat," not exactly a compliment on this campus.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
Male Undergrads
Birth Control Available?
Plan B is available from the Student Health Center for $20.
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
  1. Old Stone Jug
  2. Nichols & Beal
  3. Fraternity parties
  4. Organization pubs
  5. Classes
Best Places to Hook Up
  1. Old Stone Jug
  2. Fraternity parties
  3. Anywhere during Spring Party Weekend (SPW)
Social Scene
Students can be summed up in two words: outgoing and involved. Whether it be meetings for one of the more than 170 student organizations or some form of organized sports, there is little downtime on campus.
Hookups or Relationships?
Hookups by and large rule this campus. While there are a number of couples on campus, students quickly learn that at least a sizable plurality of students go out each weekend with the sole objective of finding a mate for the evening. There are a number of couples who started out as random hookups one drunken night at the Jug-so hopeless romantics, there is hope for you. A word to the wise: Colgate is small and one-night stands often hit the rumor mill before daylight the next day.
Dress Code
Preppy and warm. People generally dress to impress, but there is not a dress code, per se. Patagonia Snap-T's, Oxfords, and leggings are the closest things you'll get to the standard "uniform" on campus.
Did You Know?
A number of campus groups bring several music acts to campus each semester, attracting huge crowds and dominating the social scene for that particular evening or afternoon.

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 67 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 67 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 66 responses

  • 41% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 16% Casual dating at your school
  • 14% Long-distance relationship
  • 9% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 7% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 5% None
  • 5% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school
  • 2% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school
  • 1% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school
  • 0% Casual dating at a neighboring school

What are the best places to meet guys/girls?    Based on 16 responses

  • 18% Organization pubs
  • 18% Fraternity parties
  • 16% Most of those places simply entail hooking up
  • 14% Old Stone Jug
  • 14% Classes
  • 11% Clubs and athletics
  • 5% Through friends
  • 2% Nichols & Beal
  • 2% Dorms

What are the best ways to make friends at your school?    Based on 20 responses

  • 39% Get involved!
  • 27% Talk to your classmates and visit rooms!
  • 16% Join a club sport!
  • 14% Be outgoing and make the effort
  • 5% Residence Hall

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?    Based on 19 responses

  • 47% Goodlooking and well-dressed New Englander
  • 32% White, elite and looks like EVERYONE else.
  • 11% Put together
  • 11% North Vineyard Vinesagonia with a Polo Shirt

How accepting is LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) dating life on campus?    Based on 16 responses

  • 6% There are lots of openly-dating LGBT couples. It is widely accepted.
  • 50% There are some openly-dating LGBT couples. A lot of people accept it.
  • 38% There are almost no openly-dating LGBT couples. Most people don't accept it.
  • 6% You won't see any LGBT couples on campus. It is widely not accepted.

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 69 responses

  • 58% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.
  • 38% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 3% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 1% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.



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