Colgate is a highly selective, coeducational, liberal arts college of 2,915 students located 40 miles southeast of Syracuse.

Colgate is a highly selective, residential, coeducational, liberal arts university. The student body of 2,922 is almost entirely full time and undergraduate. Located 40 miles southeast of Syracuse, Colgate is situated on a rolling 575-acre campus considered by many to be one of the most beautiful in the country. With 55 majors, 21 faculty-led off-campus study programs, and a Division I athletics program, Colgate’s offerings and reach are more typical of a larger university, while the average class size of 17 offers the learning experience found at small colleges. Members of the faculty – all active scholars in their disciplines – are drawn to the university by the opportunity to teach undergraduates. Many engage students in their research and scholarship. Colgate students are selected for their intellectual curiosity and commitment, and they represent a wide range of intellectual perspectives as well as diverse economic, racial, religious, and geographic backgrounds. Colgate students have achieved at the highest level in high school and are missed by their home communities when they graduate. Colgate students – and alumni – are immediately recognizable in a crowd for their engagement with ideas and the world around them, their confidence, communication skills, and spirit.

Basic details

  • Region: Northeast
  • Location: Hamilton, New York
  • Campus setting: Rural
  • Type of institution: Private; Liberal Arts College

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 28%
  • Average ACT range: 32-4
  • Average SAT range: 1400-1520 (without writing included)
  • Test optional?: No
  • Common Application accepted?: Yes
  • Areas of study offered include:  Anthropology, Architecture, Art History, Arts, Biology, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Economics, Education, English, Environmental Sciences, Geography, Geology, History, Humanities, Languages, Law, Liberal Arts, Mathematics, Music, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Physics, Physiology, Psychology
  • Full list of majors available:


  • International students are eligible for: Need-based aid
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $64,710​


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division I
  • Varsity sports: Men's American Football; Women's Softball; Men's Basketball; Women's Basketball; Men's Cross Country; Women's Cross Country; Men's Football / Soccer; Women's Football / Soccer; Women's Field Hockey; Men's Golf; Men's Ice Hockey; Women's Ice Hockey; Men's Lacrosse; Women's Lacrosse; Men's Rowing; Women's Rowing; Men's Swimming and Diving; Women's Swimming and Diving; Men's Tennis; Women's Tennis; Women's Volleyball

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