Colgate University

Colgate University

Colgate University is located in Hamilton, New York, United States. It was founded in 1819 and was formerly a Baptist seminary. Students are offered degrees in more than 50 academic programs in various fields of study including mathematical economics, computer science, film and media studies, environmental geography, and sociology and anthropology, among others.

Colgate university's athletic teams are known as the Raiders. The men's teams participate in sports such as cross country, swimming and diving, basketball, ice hockey, golf, football, track and field, soccer, rowing, lacrosse, and tennis. The women's teams participate in basketball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, soccer, volleyball, softball, rowing, lacrosse, field hockey, cross country, and ice hockey.

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Colgate University
13 Oak Dr
Hamilton , NY 13346-1398
General Phone: (315) 228-1000

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Colgate Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts414Asian studies, Latin American studies, African-American studies, Native American studies, women's studies, Chinese language, Japanese language, Russian language, German language, ...
Science107biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, natural sciences, physical sciences, astrophysics, chemistry, geology, physics ...
Therapy and Counseling41psychology
Art Studies25art studies
Religion and Philosophy23philosophy, religion, philosophy and religious studies
Mathematics16mathematics, mathematics and computer science
Conservation and Resource Management7environmental studies, environmental science
Drama and Performing Arts7drama
Education and Teaching7education, English teaching, math teaching, social studies teaching, biology teaching, history teaching
Computer Science and Engineering5computer science

Number of programs and degrees for Colgate in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree67548
Master's degree27

Colgate Student Body

In 2007-2008, Colgate had a total enrollment of 2,841 students (2,785 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 48%
Women 53%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%
Graduate 0%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 75%
Black 5%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 6%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 4%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 48%
20-21 43%
22-24 4%
25-29 0%
35-39 0%
40-49 0%
50-64 0%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York25%
New Jersey11%
(International Students)5%
North Carolina1%
New Mexico1%

Colgate Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 94 %

Colgate Room and Board (2007)

Colgate offers campus housing for 2,546 of its 2,785 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Hamilton, New York for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New York Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Colgate Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal630730
SAT Math640730
SAT Writing630720
ACT Verbal3034
ACT Math2833
ACT Composite2932

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT72%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT28%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)recommended

Colgate Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 39,545
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 39,545
Room and board $ 9,625
Room charge $ 4,650
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,975
Books and supplies $ 1,030
Other expenses $ 890

Financial Aid:
Colgate participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 270100)

Colgate Faculty

Colgate has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track4021
Non-tenured and not on tenure track2524

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year61$130,34335$119,523
Associate professoracademic year38$89,02934$91,856
Assistant professoracademic year50$71,40631$68,806
Instructoracademic year2*1*
Lectureracademic year0*4$46,500
No academic rankacademic year3$38,2838$38,031
All faculty totalacademic year154$98,222113$88,432

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Colgate Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Patriot League
Basketball Patriot League
Track Patriot League

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports4981130

Colgate Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Biology Teacher Education
Education, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
American Indian/Native American Studies
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
Asian Studies/Civilization
Chinese Language and Literature
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Japanese Language and Literature
Latin American Studies
Latin Language and Literature
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
Political Science and Government, General
Russian Language and Literature
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Women's Studies

Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics, General


Music, General

Religion And Philosophy
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Molecular Biology
Natural Sciences
Physical Sciences
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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