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Colgate Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Colgate University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
28.1%
Admission Difficulty for Colgate University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsElite
Applicant CompetitionHigh

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

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1370-1530
Applicants Submitting SAT
36%
SAT Scores for Colgate University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 700
SAT Math 25th 670
SAT Composite 25th 1370
SAT Scores for Colgate University
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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Colgate University admission chances by SAT score
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%
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Colgate ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
31-33 
Applicants Submitting ACT
64%
ACT Scores for Colgate University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 31
ACT Math 25th 28
ACT Composite 25th 31
ACT Scores for Colgate University
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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Colgate University admission chances by ACT score
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%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.64
Typical High School Grades
B+

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.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Colgate University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 37% Good
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

High School Class Rank

68% 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 68%
Top 25% of class 0%
Top 50% of class 0%
Bottom 50% of class 0%
Bottom 25% of class 0%

Admission Statistics

Colgate University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,517 4,025 8,542
Accepted 1,376 1,028 2,404
Acceptance Rate 30% 26% 28%
Enrolled 436 335 771
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 32% 33% 32%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 15, 2020
Days left to Apply
114

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

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Colgate University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Colgate University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
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.