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

Colgate offers 54 concentrations (majors) in 22 departments, sponsors international and domestic semester-long study groups, and independent studies and internships with Colgate alumni. Colgate is a residential college with strong emphasis put on campus life and participation in campus activities including 120 student organizations, and varsity club and intramural sports. 

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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