Colgate University

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Colgate University


$35,030 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline

January 15

Application fee


Educational Resources


Cooley Science Library, Center for Women’s Studies Reading Room, Peace Studies Resource Room, Chapel House Reading Room, Career Planning Resource Collection

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 777,368 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 3,714 current serial subscriptions.
  • 677,995 microforms.
  • 15,662 Audio/Visual items.
  • 8,884 e-books.

Museums & Art

The Picker Art Gallery, The Longyear Museum of Anthropology, The Robert M. Linsley Geology Museum, The Clifford Gallery, Brehmer Theater, Videoconference Facility, The Observatory, The Eric J. Ryan Studio, The Paul J. Schupf Studio Art Center, Chapel House



  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 727 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 480 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 184 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 241 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 5,500 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing, in all college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 2,500 students can be on the network at once.



nonremedial tutoring, women’s center, placement service, health service, health insurance


minority student, career, personal, academic, psychological, birth control, religious


on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life



  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 83% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 5% of housing units are Singles.
  • 23% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 32% of housing units are Triples.
  • 28% of housing units are Apartments.
  • 12% of of housing units are some other type.
  • In total, there are 38 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 100% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.


  • 95% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: World Expo, Mr. Colgate, Battle of the Bands, Spring Party Weekend, Winterfest, Cultural Banquets (approximately six a year), Konosioni Auction, Brothers Charity Week, Dancefest, Breast Cancer Awareness Coalition, Real World for Seniors, Sojourners Gospel Choir Concert, Student Involvement Fair, Woods Tea Company pub concerts
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 122 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Eta Sigma (first-year students); Honorary societies in specific disciplines include: Lambda Alpha (Anthropology), Beta Beta Beta (Biology), Eta Sigma Phi (The Classics), Omicron Delta Epsilon (Economics), Gamma Theta Upsilon (Geography), Delta Phi Alpha (German), Phi Alpha Theta (History), Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science), Psi Chi (Psychology), Alpha Kappa Delta (Sociology), Konosioni (Senior Leadership)
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Colgate Jewish Union, Christian Fellowship, Muslim Student Association, Newman Community (Catholic), University Church, Exploring Spirituality, Hindu Student Association, Buddhist Student Association, Total Praise, Eastern Orthodox Christian Association
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) African American Student Alliance, Asian Awareness Coalition, Brothers, Colgate Bulgarian Organization, Caribbean Student Association (CSA), China Club, Colgate International Community (CIC), Japan Club, Korean Student Association, Latin American Student Organization, Native American Student Association, Rainbow Alliance (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning), South Asian Continental Club (SACC), Sisters of the Round Table, African Student Union, Sister to Sister, African Student Union
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Academic: Colgate Majors of Biology, Colgate Pre-Health Student Association, Colgate Club of Financial Analysts, French Club, German Club, Colgate Geological Society, International Relations Council, Investment & Finance Club, Italian Club, Philosophy and Religion Club, Physics Club, Pre-Law Society, Psychology Club; Entertainment: Charred Goosebeak, Colgate Activities Board-CAB, Student Committee On Providing Entertainment (SCOPE), Take Two Film Committee, Spring Party Weekend Committee; Music, Drama and Dance: Ballet Club, Colgate Thirteen (a Capella singers), Colgate University Orchestra, Colgate Cloggers, Colgate Groove, The Dischords (coed a Capella singers), Experimental Theater, Kuumba (dance troupe), Latin American Dancers, Legacy Dance Group Masque & Triangle, Pep Band, Protoculture, Resolutions (coed a Capella singers), Sojourners (gospel choir), Student Musical Theater, Student Theater, Swing Dance Club, Swinging Gates (a Capella singers), University Chorus , University Theater, Urban Theater, We Funk, Wind Ensemble; Political: College Democrats, College Libertarians, College Republicans, Democracy Matters, Students for Environmental Awareness (SEA), Students for Social Justice; Publications & Media: The Colgate Maroon-News (newspaper), Colgate Portfolio, Colgate Review, Colgate Voice, CUTV, Forum, Prism, Salmagundi (yearbook), WRCU-FM; Service: AIDS Taskforce, Amnesty International, Colgate Sidekicks, the COVE: Center for Outreach, Volunteerism and Education, Colgate Conflict Mediation Organization (CCMO), Earlville After School, Expanding Horizons (Adopt-A-Grandparent), Food Salvage, Green Earth Gang, Habitat for Humanity, Hamilton Elementary Tutoring, Hamilton Volunteer Firefighters, Headstart, IASO (Domestic Violence), Literacy Volunteers, Madison Central Tutoring, Madison Group Home, Madison Lane Apartments, Sexual Crisis Resource Center (SCRC), Sidekicks, SOMAC, Student Activities Sound, Student Computing (SOURCe), Student Travel Agency; Student Government: Class Councils, Residence Hall Councils, Student Senate; Other Special Interest: Advertising Club, Advocates, Active Arts Club, Arts Initiative, Colgate Anime Society, Architecture, BACCHUS, Body Image Network, Breast Cancer Awareness Coalition, Chain Maille, Colgate Chess Club, Colgate Clay Club, Colgate Lecture Series, Colgate Life Long Learners, Cooking Club, Debate Society, Dueling Society, Eta Beta Pi, Interfraternity Council (IFC), Konosioni (senior honor society), Men Advocating Change (MAC), Colgate Model United Nations, Team, Photography Club, Panhellenic Association, Poker Club, Quercus Short Film Productions, Space Exploration Society, Student Leadership Team, Thurber Society, Yoga Club
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Colgate Maroon News (weekly)


  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Syracuse, NY (50), Hamilton (1)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Utica, NY (20)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Hamilton (0)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 50% of students have a car on campus


  • School employment is available.
  • 23% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 1,850
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 6 fraternities
  • 6 fraternity houses
  • 28% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 4 sororities
  • 4 sorority houses
  • 32% of students are sorority members.


  • Army ROTC: Not offered
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Not offered
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited

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