Chances of getting into Colgate University
How hard is it to get into Colgate and can I get accepted? The school has a 28% acceptance rate ranking it #14 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,404 out of 8,542 applicants were admitted making Colgate a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has exceptionally high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 6 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 ten percent of their high school class.
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Colgate SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT36%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||700|
|SAT Math 25th||670|
|SAT Composite 25th||1370|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||750|
|SAT Math 75th||780|
|SAT Composite 75th||1530|
|Average SAT Score||1450|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Colgate University?
Colgate University typically requires applicants to be in the top 6 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1370 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 1290. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1450 out of 1600. The school ranks #8 in New York for highest average SAT composite score. 36 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1530 and Above||Good||>40%|
|1450 to 1530||Avg +||28%-40%|
|1370 to 1450||Avg -||19%-28%|
|1290 to 1370||Reach||12%-19%|
|Less than 1290||Low||<12%|
Colgate ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT64%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||31|
|ACT Math 25th||28|
|ACT Composite 25th||31|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||35|
|ACT Math 75th||33|
|ACT Composite 75th||33|
|Average ACT Score||32|
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 31 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 5 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 30 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 #1 in New York for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 64 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Colgate University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|33 and Above||Good||>40%|
|32 to 33||Avg +||28%-40%|
|31 to 32||Avg -||19%-28%|
|30 to 31||Reach||12%-19%|
|Less than 30||Low||<12%|
Avg. High School GPA3.64
Typical High School GradesB+
You will need very good grades in high school to get into Colgate University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Colgate University was 3.64 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #8 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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|3.50 to 3.75||32%||Avg +|
|3.25 to 3.50||21%||Avg -|
|3.00 to 3.25||7%||Reach|
|2.75 to 3.00||3%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||N/A%||Low|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
68% of Colgate University freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||68%|
|Top 25% of class||0%|
|Top 50% of class||0%|
|Bottom 50% of class||0%|
|Bottom 25% of class||0%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||32%||33%||32%|
Applications are DueJan 15, 2020
Days left to Apply114
Applicants have 114 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Jan 15, 2020.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Colgate before the Jan 15 application deadline.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Oct 5||Oct 18|
|Nov 2||Nov 15|
|Dec 7||Dec 20|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Oct 26||Nov 14|
|Dec 14||Dec 24|
What are the requirements for admission to Colgate University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Neither required nor recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.