Colgate University: Review & Facts

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Colgate University is a small four-year, private not-for-profit school with 2,865 students enrolled. This college was originated in 1819 and is the only school located in Hamilton, New York.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
57
Fair
Bachelor's degree and master's degree are available at Colgate University.

Colgate follows a semester-based curriculum calendar system and has 57 majors. The most popular concentrations are Political Science, Biology, Economics, History, and English and Literature. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see program Ratings compared to other schools.


Student Retention
95%
Good
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are normally a good sign. However, if you are planning to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The rate of student retention at Colgate University is excellent at 95% (well above New York average). Considering this statistic, apparently students definitely love their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
9 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Colgate University is great - 91%. Around 9% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Colgate University is good - 9:1. Learn more details on faculty and instruction at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$50,100
High
Average tuition costs are extremely high, around $49,700 per academic year. The additional fees at Colgate not covered by tuition are roughly $400; this comes to a total of $50,100 a year.

Read the details about Colgate University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelihood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
27%
Hard
As reported in recent data, 8,724 applications were submitted and 2,387 were accepted, so it is quite challenging to be accepted at this school.

This school will consider accepting dual credits and advanced placement credits at entry.

Learn more about admissions as well applicants' SAT and ACT test scores at Colgate University in the Admissions and Tests report for this college.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$6,100
Medium
Colgate University provides study abroad programs.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Colgate University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
F
Unsafe
Colgate University offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates about 2,700 students, which provides a decent on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is reasonable: roughly $6,100 a year.

Based on the college crime numbers, Colgate University seems to be a very dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Colgate University Location and Maps



Post Address: Colgate University, 13 Oak Dr, Hamilton, New York 13346-1398, USA
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