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SAT scores needed to get into Colgate University

Average Score and SAT Requirements

Colgate University is a test optional school meaning you are not required to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the school is "considered but not required". If you do elect to submit your SAT scores, the following information is helpful to understand how you compare with other applicants.

Average SAT Score 1425

The average composite SAT score for admitted Colgate University freshman is 1425 out of 1600. Colgate students have the 58th highest average SAT score in the United States. For perspective, a 1425 is in the 97th percentile of all SAT test takers.

SAT Score Range 1350 to 1500

The middle fifty percent of incoming students have SAT composite scores ranging from 1350 to 1500. The 75th percentile score is 1500 while the 25th percentile score is 1350.

Minimum SAT score requirement

The lowest SAT score accepted is not reported by Colgate but we estimate it to be around a 1270 total composite SAT score.

Average SAT Math Score 720

The average score for Colgate students on the math portion of the SAT is 720 out of 800. The 25th percentile of students score a 680 and the 75th percentile score 760.

Average SAT Reading Score 705

The 25th and 75th percentile range for SAT reading scores range from 670 to 740 and the average score for Colgate University students is 705.

Number of Students Submitting SAT Scores

29 percent of students submit SAT scores with their application to Colgate University

Admission Chances by SAT Score

Below are estimated chances of being accepted at Colgate University based on SAT score ranges and the overall admission rate of 17.2%. These chances assume you have an average GPA for the school, around 3.77.

Can I get into Colgate with a 1500 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Very Good

An SAT score of 1500 or higher is very competitive at Colgate and is a better score than three quarters of students who are accepted. While having an above average chance of acceptance, admission is very competitive. The estimated chance of getting in is around 28% or higher.

Can I get into Colgate with a 1430 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Above Average

Scores between 1430 to 1490 are above average giving you an advantage over most applicants. While scores in this range are higher than many who apply, admission is extremely competitive. The estimated chance of being accepted is around 18% to 26%.

Can I get into Colgate with a 1350 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Below Average

SAT scores between 1350 to 1420 are still in the middle range of accepted students a but a little lower than the average. You can get in and have about a 10% to 16% percent chance of being admitted.

Can I get into Colgate with a 1270 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Reach

SAT scores from 1270 to 1340 are on the very low end of the range where students are accepted. Scores in this range are not competitive with most other applicants but you still have a chance. We estimate scores in this range have less than a 9% chance of admission to Colgate. SAT scores below 1270 likely fall out of the range where students are regularly accepted.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class
Admission chances to Colgate University by SAT score
SAT Score Admission Chances
1600 48%
1590 46%
1580 44%
1570 41%
1560 39%
1550 37%
1540 35%
1530 33%
1520 32%
1510 30%
1500 28%
1490 26%
1480 25%
1470 23%
1460 22%
1450 20%
1440 19%
1430 18%
1420 16%
1410 15%
1400 14%
1390 13%
1380 12%
1370 11%
1360 11%
1350 10%
1340 9%
1330 8%
1320 8%
1310 7%
1300 7%
1290 6%
1280 6%
1270 5%
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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.