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Chances of getting into Colgate University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
27.5%
Admission Difficulty for Colgate University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionHigh

How hard is it to get into Colgate and can I get accepted? The school has a 27% acceptance rate ranking it #10 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,358 out of 8,583 applicants were admitted making Colgate a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 10 percent. Colgate University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 32% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Colgate University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Colgate SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1300-1470
Applicants Submitting SAT
45%
SAT Scores for Colgate University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 650
SAT Math 25th 650
SAT Composite 25th 1300
SAT Scores for Colgate University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 720
SAT Math 75th 750
SAT Composite 75th 1470
Average SAT Score 1390

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Colgate University?

Colgate University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 12 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1300 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1210. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1390 out of 1600. The school ranks #11 in New York for highest average SAT composite score. 45 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Colgate University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1470 and Above Good >39%
1385 to 1470 Avg + 27%-39%
1300 to 1385 Avg - 18%-27%
1215 to 1300 Reach 11%-18%
Less than 1215 Low <11%
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Colgate ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
30-33 
Applicants Submitting ACT
55%
ACT Scores for Colgate University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 31
ACT Math 25th 27
ACT Composite 25th 30
ACT Scores for Colgate University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 35
ACT Math 75th 32
ACT Composite 75th 33
Average ACT Score 31

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Colgate?

Admission data indicates that Colgate regularly accepts students with ACT's of 30 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 7 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 28 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 32 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 33 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #10 in New York for highest average ACT composite score. 55 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Colgate University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Colgate University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
33 and Above Good >43%
31 to 33 Avg + 27%-43%
30 to 31 Avg - 21%-27%
29 to 30 Reach 15%-21%
Less than 29 Low <15%
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Colgate GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.68
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Colgate University?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Colgate. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Colgate University was 3.68 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #25 in New York for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Colgate will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Colgate University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
4.0 15.71% Good
3.75 to 3.99 28.93% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 29.45% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 18.32% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 5.63% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 1.96% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 0% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0% Reach
less than 1.00 0% Reach

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

65% of Colgate University freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Colgate University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 65%
Top 25% of class 90%
Top 50% of class 99%
Lower 50% of class 1%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Colgate University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,554 4,029 8,583
Accepted 1,333 1,025 2,358
Acceptance Rate 29% 25% 27%
Enrolled 402 363 765
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 30% 35% 32%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 15, 2022
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Colgate University is $60.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Colgate University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Colgate University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Colgate University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

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

FAQs

Does Colgate University prefer SAT or ACT?

45% of students submit their SAT scores to Colgate. 55% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Colgate University?

27% of those who apply are granted admission to Colgate. Admission competition is high and the college has exceptional admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Colgate University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1300 and 1470. 45% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Colgate University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 30 and 33. 55% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.