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Colgate University

Hamilton, New York

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Student Population
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Location Hamilton, New York
Online colgate.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Distant Town
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Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Hamilton, New York, Colgate University is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 9,716 prospective students applied, and 2,422 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 815 enrolled in the school.  2,944 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 25 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $55,530 plus fees of $340. Colgate is ranked 27 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Colgate is rated within the top 6% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 10 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

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Admission Standards
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SAT 1320/1510
ACT 31/34
GPA 3.64
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Jan 15, 2021
Applicant Competition Very High

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Colgate University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,040
Other Fees$340
Room and Board $13,995
Budget for Other Expenses$1,370
Total One Year Cost$72,275

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$75,300 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
92% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Colgate University students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 33%
English and Literature 11%
Biology 10%
Foreign Languages 7%
Philosophy and Religious Studies 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=190099 IPEDS survey data for Colgate University.