Colgate is a highly selective, residential, coeducational, liberal arts university located in Central New York.

With 56 majors, 17 faculty-led off-campus study programs, and a Division I athletic program, Colgate’s offerings and reach are more typical of a larger university, while the average class size of 17 and student body size of 2900 offer a learning experience found at small colleges. Members of the faculty delight in teaching undergraduates and engaging students in their own research and scholarship. Colgate students represent 48 states, 73 countries, and diverse economic, racial, and religious backgrounds.

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): $69,865


  • 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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