Colgate University in Hamilton

Hamilton, NY

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Overview

Colgate University offers 180-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 9:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 26%. The most popular test is SAT - 53% of students submitted it in comparison to 47% of students who submitted ACT. 44.9% are women, and 55.1% are men. 9% percents of international students. Colgate University is a member of 5 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Colgate University is 23146$, that is above national average. 92% of full-time Colgate University students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $60,300, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Colgate University is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).

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$23,146
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By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Colgate University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$12,034
$30,001 - $48,000$7,950
$48,001 - $75,000$13,384
$75,001 - $110,000$19,989
$110,001+$38,257

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores

Recommended:

  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: 6065

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -

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Percent of students with financial aid

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27%

Types of financial aids

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1338 of Colgate University undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 47 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Colgate University number 40 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in New York.

Students at Colgate University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending

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$60,300

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Disability services

9%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Does not offer distance education opportunities

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Prepaid tuition plan

Tuition payment plan

Prepaid tuition plan - a program that allows students or their families to purchase college tuition or tuition credits for future years, at current prices.

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Colgate University.

Study abroad

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate

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92%
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Colgate University graduation rate is above the national average.

92% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Colgate University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Applying information

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

11 : 1

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores

Recommended:

  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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26%

In comparison to National Average

Colgate University acceptance rate is below national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 67%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 41%.

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26%
BELOW AVERAGE

In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $20k - $30k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 71%, so Colgate University acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 45%.

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26%
BELOW AVERAGE

Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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34%

Total

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34%

Full time

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0%

Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate

95%

Part-time retention rate

0%

The Colgate University full-time retention rate is 95% and part-time retention rate is 0%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it demonstrates that school has quality curriculum, positive student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Colgate University students submitting SAT scores

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53%

Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
1250 - 1450

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 620 - 720
Math: 630 - 730
Writing: 0 - 0

SAT Test Score Range

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ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Colgate University students submitting ACT scores

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47%

Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
30 - 33

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 0 - 0
Math: 0 - 0
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range

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SAT Score Converter

The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Colgate University is 9:1, that means that for every 9 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

9:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

255
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9%

Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In Colgate University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Colgate University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 13 Oak Dr address in Hamilton, New York.

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Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Colgate University with 1.07% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, forcible sex offense, and motor vehicle theft.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Colgate University offers 180 programs in total: 150 are for Bachelor's degree and 30 are Master's degree.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 481 universities in New York state. Colgate University is one of the few institutions in New York that offers a Bachelor's degree program.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the New York state average data to help you compare.

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Colgate University provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 2844 students with 92345 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 11 with 255 credit hours.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Colgate University

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

Very disappointed with Colgate! Our son not able to register for even core classes because classes filled up within few hours of registration opening! Colgate administration is not helpful at all! This happened last semester and happened again this semester! Paying $66000 plus and struggling to even register for core classes!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

If you're a kid born to two wealthy parents who has no mental illness and is already a social butterfly, this school is for you. If not, then you'll get left behind. Colgate has state of the art academics, aesthetics, and food, but the counseling center is overbooked and understaffed. The way the administration treats mentally ill students is inhumane. Colgate puts its US News standing ahead of the well-being of its most vulnerable students. I ended up transferring to a school that treats people like me humanely.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I couldn't have been happier attending this school. Tremendous curriculum, teachers, facilities, alumni networking, and extracurriculars. Make sure to check out the Colgate Resolutions!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I graduated in '09. Wonderful, rigorous education. Freshman year will be a wakeup call (in a good way) for many. Students are nice, jolly, and sharp as hell. Small classes. Professors are invested into your education. Exactly what I was looking for in a college. Cold in winter, but it makes it kind of fun. Especially if you're like me and coming from a year-around warm climate like Southern California. Wouldn't change a thing!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

A sleeper education and experience. The people, activities and education were all good but it was the combination the created a foundation for the rest of my life. Just as alumni from 40-50 years prior to my class told us at reunion when we were finishing our freshman year (advice we didn’t appreciate at the time), Colgate lays out a way of thinking more than a particular set of disciplinary skills.Teaching was superior (in 80-90 of courses) than my years at Harvard, something I hear from other grads. But it was the conversations, arguments and debates with classmates from diverse backgrounds that stick with you. Yes, this is a student body that is largely upper middle class and dominated from Northeast states, but what these students shared (at least during my time there, graduating in 1976) was independence, curiosity and intellectual abilities (again, not everyone and as appropriate for 18-22 year olds).Finally, as with every experience, you get out of it what you put not it. I’ve never found a college graduate who didn’t regret not taking advantage of more opportunities. Colgate has more opportunities than anyone can capture, and way more today than when I attended.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 13 Oak Dr

Place: Baccalaureate Colleges--Arts & Sciences

Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +3152281000

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: colgate.edu

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