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Colgate University Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

28.8%
Admission Difficulty for Colgate University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsElite
Applicant CompetitionHigh

Can I get into Colgate University? The school has a 29% acceptance rate. Last year, 2,416 out of 8,394 applicants were admitted making Colgate University 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 8 percent. Colgate University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 32% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1350-1500
Applicants Submitting SAT
47%
SAT Scores for Colgate University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 680
SAT Math 25th 670
SAT Composite 25th 1350
SAT Scores for Colgate University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 740
SAT Math 75th 760
SAT Composite 75th 1500
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 8 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1350 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 1275. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1425 out of 1600. 47 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
1500 and Above Good >41%
1425 to 1500 Avg + 29%-41%
1350 to 1425 Avg - 19%-29%
1275 to 1350 Reach 12%-19%
Less than 1275 Low <12%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
30-33 
Applicants Submitting ACT
53%
ACT Scores for Colgate University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 31
ACT Math 25th 28
ACT Composite 25th 30
ACT Scores for Colgate University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 35
ACT Math 75th 33
ACT Composite 75th 33
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Colgate University 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. 53 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 >45%
31 to 33 Avg + 29%-45%
30 to 31 Avg - 22%-29%
29 to 30 Reach 17%-22%
Less than 29 Low <17%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Colgate University 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

Admission Statistics

Colgate University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,558 3,836 8,394
Accepted 1,385 1,031 2,416
Acceptance Rate 30% 27% 29%
Enrolled 434 332 766
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 31% 32% 32%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 15, 2019
Days left to Apply
29

Applicants have 29 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Jan 15, 2019.

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.