|By Tisza Bell on Monday, April 08, 2002 - 05:35 pm: Edit|
Comments, please, on the strength of the science department, and specifically, the biology program at Colgate University. Any insights about students getting in on "the loop" of internships and research? Also, can an easy going skier from Colorado find happiness at this east coast school?
|By Dadster on Tuesday, April 09, 2002 - 09:16 pm: Edit|
Hi, Tisza. Colgate's bio isn't nationally ranked by Gourman, but that doesn't mean you can't get a good education there. Are you looking at pre-med, aiming for a PhD, or seeking work in the field after undergrad school?
Only you can answer how well you'd enjoy the environment. It's like the small town/big city thing. Some kids go from small towns to urban campuses and love it; others never get comfortable. I hope you've had an opportunity to visit your final choices - that's one way to get a feel for what it would be like to spend four years there. Try to get feedback from students, too.
|By Reflectarray on Friday, August 23, 2002 - 01:20 pm: Edit|
hi, please comment concordia University Ann Arbor? if the University or the Art program on the Gourman list?
|By Reeses (Reeses) on Saturday, June 21, 2003 - 02:50 am: Edit|
Anyone have any comments on the English department, specifically creative writing)? ...and also the music program?
|By Reeses (Reeses) on Friday, July 04, 2003 - 06:24 pm: Edit|
any students here?
|By Corn_Syrup (Corn_Syrup) on Friday, August 22, 2003 - 01:24 am: Edit|
my cousin went to colgate and didn't like it, there are a lot of rich kids and she grew up on a farm.
|By Caligalgoineast (Caligalgoineast) on Sunday, October 19, 2003 - 03:02 am: Edit|
Regarding Colgate, please comment on...
Academics (especially English/Creative Writing program),
What the student body is really like--Are students apathetic? Spoiled? Preppy? Athletic? Intelligent? Under-achievers? Or anything else,
Is there enough to do in the surrounding area?
Do students generally get accepted to the grad schools, jobs, etc. of their top choices?
Thank you so much.
|By Starbucksfreak (Starbucksfreak) on Monday, November 10, 2003 - 07:19 pm: Edit|
OK, my daughter and I visited here in April and spent most of a day there. I came away loving it...my d liked it but it is not quite for her, personality-wise. This school has awesome facilities for its size. The science programs are very good because of the opportunities, mentioned to us over and over, to mentor with a faculty member and conduct research from Day One. The tour guide and info session were top notch and people were friendly. People were smiling on this campus - it had none of the glum, "I'm from NYC - I love to look put-upon" feel to it that Syracuse did (even though these 2 schools are only an hour or so apart).Professors are given high marks here, on the basis of my "man on the street" interviews with various students. I'm told their commitment to students is strong, with many available even on weekends. What really impressed me, though, were the surroundings. Yes, I do like the rural flavor more than some would, and I like small towns, so I have my bias in that sense. It's pretty and peaceful and there seems to be NO CRIME. The campus itself is IMMACULATE. Dorms look like they're professionally cleaned on a daily basis, the dorm rooms are HUGE, and all buildings are beautiful inside and out. No expense has been spared here: you really feel the tuition money has gone to good use. Best of all, for us: THE WHOLE CAMPUS IS WIRELESS!!!! You can surf from the quad, the parking lot, your room - all without wires. Cool! The dining hall food was B+ quality and one of the better I've had, although there are not a lot of choices. However, there are 3 dining halls so maybe each has something different to offer each day. Frats seems to be big here, with fraternity row located in gorgeous old Greek houses. The student body leans toward preppy and kids were well dressed for the most part. I've heard a lot of these kids come from money, and that isn't too hard to believe. This atmosphere was a turn off to my daughter, who prefers the more casual and relaxed look and feel of William and Mary in VA. (though the academics there are even more intense), and who enjoys more diversity in the student body. For my money, though, I'd be heading to Colgate if it were me.
|By Philvid2 (Philvid2) on Monday, December 29, 2003 - 10:28 pm: Edit|
Does anyone know anything about Colgate's economics department?
|By Onemanarmy (Onemanarmy) on Thursday, January 01, 2004 - 09:50 pm: Edit|
|By Onemanarmy (Onemanarmy) on Thursday, January 01, 2004 - 09:50 pm: Edit|
there econ department is very stong and is very competitive
|By Annoyed (Annoyed) on Sunday, January 04, 2004 - 01:02 pm: Edit|
Anyone done with their Colgate supplementary essay? Are they looking for some innovative response or some answer after serious pondering about academic/career choices?
|By Wo4567 (Wo4567) on Tuesday, January 06, 2004 - 04:04 pm: Edit|
I cant really tell you what they want. I just wrote about what I thought being an active citizen meant. I used a retrospective point of view... looking back into four years at Colgate as if I had already graduated. Be honest about yourself and dont stress over what you think they want.
|By Kazaraxa (Kazaraxa) on Monday, January 12, 2004 - 03:27 am: Edit|
I live roughly 12 miles away from Colgate, and seeing as Hamilton is the biggest town near here, hang out around it quite often. My brother also graduated from Colgate in...erm...'96 or '97, methinks. A lot of the Colgate kids can be annoyingly snobby. They automatically assume themselves to be far superior to those who actually LIVE in this rural area. There's also a lot, a lot, a LOT of liquor. Not so much pot. But now that Colgate is kind of taking over Hamilton, the town itself is quite a bit nicer. Fantastic book store. This oh so comfortable coffee shop, the Barge Canal, is a place frequented by many of the calmer, more down to earth Colgate students on the weekends. Hamilton has a movie theater, a number of nice restaurants, a McDonalds (a very bad McDonalds, actually...) a Tops, a Sushi restaurant, and that's about all. I wouldn't really suggest Colgate to anyone who's not big on sports. A lot of the fun that the students at Colgate do have is playing Rugbee and Softball on the fields near Tailor Pond. It is a gorgeous campus though.
PS- If any of you go to Colgate, please tell your darling Colgate friends to use Crosswalks, rather than walking across the street extremely slowly while there's a constant stream of traffic. Highly annoying. Gr.
|By Collegeparent (Collegeparent) on Thursday, January 15, 2004 - 10:20 pm: Edit|
Look at the discussion about Colgate posted elsewhere: http://www.collegeconfidential.com/cgi-bin/discus/show.cgi?/757/45325
|By Jmarsh2006 (Jmarsh2006) on Sunday, January 18, 2004 - 03:36 pm: Edit|
I'm considering Colgate, but I'm not really into sports like the majority of the student body is. Would someone like me feel left out or uncomfortable at an athletic school like Colgate, and if so, which other top liberal arts colleges would anyone recommend?
|By Collegeparent (Collegeparent) on Sunday, January 18, 2004 - 04:51 pm: Edit|
I'm guessing you're a year or so away from making any decision, but you'll know the answer to your question once you visit college campuses. As far as Colgate and sports are concerned, the location of the college, as beautiful as it is, is on the side of a hill, so there is a lot of walking up and down it, especially for upperclassmen who live down the hill (the first-year dorms are near the academic buildings which is relatively flat) -- Needless to say, almost everyone at Colgate is in great shape! -- And not everyone is into sports; there's enough to do on campus to keep you very busy, and that alone will keep you physically fit. As for the other colleges you're considering or looking at, it all depends on what you offer them and what they offer you. Without knowing your stats, ECs, interests, scores, potential major, etc., there's little to go on. When you're ready, I suggest that you post your information under What Are My Chances?
|By Jmarsh2006 (Jmarsh2006) on Sunday, January 18, 2004 - 05:45 pm: Edit|
|By Collegeparent (Collegeparent) on Sunday, January 18, 2004 - 10:03 pm: Edit|
I saw your post on What are My Chances under Opinions about Colgate -- My recommendation is that you start a separate post altogether which has you stats, ECs, etc that I mentioned. You might title the post something like "What's A Good College For Me?" and see what you get.
|By Collegeparent (Collegeparent) on Tuesday, January 20, 2004 - 03:20 pm: Edit|
Actually, Jmarsh, saw your post on the Amherst site. You might put that one out on the What Are You Chances site -- but wait another year at least when you're more ready and have visited campuses. Things will change after those visits.
In the meantime and based on that post, everything looks relatively good for the schools you're looking at. But to play devil's advocate, you've joined things and accepted responsibility; however except for being a year book editor, I don't see any leadership positions - president, captain, mentor - that would boost your chances. Your recommendations may help there, but the lack of any sports participation on a varsity or JV level and no community involvement or anything outstanding that separates you from like candidates may influence decisions as well. Since you're only a sophomore, you've got time to fill in those gaps in your resume.
As a rule, the LACs you mentioned place a good deal of emphasis on community service and prefers that it be extended from high school through the college experience, encouraging such service to continue both on campus and in the neighboring area. Good luck.
|By Collegeparent (Collegeparent) on Thursday, January 29, 2004 - 09:33 am: Edit|
For more information on Colgate's relationship with its hometown of Hamilton, log on to:
|By Luxaeterna4 (Luxaeterna4) on Tuesday, February 03, 2004 - 03:37 pm: Edit|
anybody get in ED? post your stats!
|By Starbyrst (Starbyrst) on Sunday, February 29, 2004 - 12:31 am: Edit|
I didn't apply ED but i just got my acceptance yay!
last they heard i was 4th out of 715
3.9 uw, 5.5 w gpa
leadership in a couple clubs
|By Lonelygal (Lonelygal) on Sunday, February 29, 2004 - 11:38 am: Edit|
STARBYRST...what are your SAT2 scores??
|By Wo4567 (Wo4567) on Sunday, February 29, 2004 - 05:51 pm: Edit|
they're not rolling! i thought they didnt have an EA! how'd you get your acceptance already??
|By Txtaximom (Txtaximom) on Tuesday, March 02, 2004 - 08:16 am: Edit|
Starbyrst...same question here. My son applied RD but we were not under the impression Colgate had rolling admits.
|By Mattmom (Mattmom) on Tuesday, March 02, 2004 - 08:44 am: Edit|
They have a small early write program.
|By Collinterested (Collinterested) on Thursday, March 18, 2004 - 04:01 am: Edit|
did anyone of you that applied to colgate receive by late february or beginning of march al letter from the dean of admissions just informing of the wonderful things taking place at colgate?
i personally did get one, but it begun with: every year at this time i write this type of letter to the students that applied to colgate...etc, continuing then with updates of the events happening there. it was also signed and had a " very best wishes from all of us at colgate" written by hand.i wonder if it was good sign, or just a regular thing done by habit procedure.from the " students that applied" i couldn't make much sense, but since i am an international student whose ultimate dream is to come to study in us, and for whom any of the schools i applied would be a perfect choice, colgate included, top of the list, i thought it might have been a good sign. anyway. if it was for all of us that applied to colgate, it doesn't really make much sense for a positive thing.it would be in the end quite cynical, wishing the very best, and coming up with a rejection. anyway, if you got this kind of letter, or if you know who gets it-all or just some -please tell me.
|By Littleprince (Littleprince) on Thursday, March 18, 2004 - 04:36 am: Edit|
i got one several days ago. btw, i'm international, too. where r u from, collinterested?
|By Manyzhka (Manyzhka) on Thursday, March 18, 2004 - 01:01 pm: Edit|
I also got one. I'm international.
BTW it was cool to read your message, Collinterested. Because unlike many others on this forum who have their first-choice schools, I am the one for "whom any of the schools i applied would be a perfect choice". It nice that someone also think like that!
Good luck to all of us!
|By Txtaximom (Txtaximom) on Thursday, March 18, 2004 - 03:30 pm: Edit|
My son received one as well with the hand sig, but we are in TX. I think it was just a keeping-in-touch kind of thing. It didn't seem very specific.
He also has more than one school on his list that he could be happy attending. I think it's a healthy attitude. Good luck to all of you!
|By Wo4567 (Wo4567) on Friday, March 19, 2004 - 02:15 pm: Edit|
i had gotten one a while ago too.
|By Miniskus (Miniskus) on Friday, March 19, 2004 - 09:44 pm: Edit|
I got one, and I did already get in also. I got in early under the Alumni Memorial Scholars program (only 200 admitted, so don't worry). The letter from the Dean is sent to everyone, according to admissions.
|By Layne (Layne) on Saturday, March 20, 2004 - 02:23 pm: Edit|
I got one too.
I don't think the message was hand-written. They probably used an 'autopen' or something of that sort.
I wonder why they did that.
|By Collegeparent (Collegeparent) on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 10:29 pm: Edit|
For a discussion on admissions and rejections this year, log onto:
|By Caligirlatheart (Caligirlatheart) on Thursday, March 25, 2004 - 06:22 pm: Edit|
When do we hear from Colgate? I am getting a little nervous that some ppl have already heard...
|By Lj2233 (Lj2233) on Thursday, March 25, 2004 - 08:38 pm: Edit|
who has already heard???
|By Kaysouljah (Kaysouljah) on Friday, March 26, 2004 - 11:32 am: Edit|
was accepted to colgate
international from nigeria
can anyone tell me how the campus is like .
|By Collegeparent (Collegeparent) on Friday, March 26, 2004 - 12:56 pm: Edit|
Kaysouljah, congratulations! The campus is one of the most beautiful in America. Take the virtual tour on the website to get more information. http://www.colgate.edu --
You will be in a small town in central New York State. The campus is very active with a lot of spirit. There is a lot to do and almost everyone participates in a sport, whether it is on the varsity, club or intramural level. The social life is good (some might say too good), but search this Colgate forum on this site for more information.
|By Monskimama (Monskimama) on Saturday, March 27, 2004 - 11:30 am: Edit|
colgate sent out decisions on thursday.
|By Txtaximom (Txtaximom) on Saturday, March 27, 2004 - 11:56 am: Edit|
Were all of the admits fed exed? Ie if you did not receive a fed ex yesterday, did you get game over?
|By Upandover (Upandover) on Monday, March 29, 2004 - 03:25 am: Edit|
I got it! Fedex! But my financial aid is very little
|By Caligirlatheart (Caligirlatheart) on Monday, March 29, 2004 - 06:22 pm: Edit|
ahhh!! i got in! yay!
i went to get the mail thinking that today would be the day. but then there was no mail from Colgate. so i came in the house, disappointed to say the least. i was pretty bummed. so i decided to call Colgate. i had been getting nervous reading all the posts about acceptances / rejections on here. i got the phone number and called them up--but since i am in california, it was later in NY and they were already gone for the day. so i hung up the phone even more bummed.
THEN THE DOORBELL RINGS. yayy! it was the FedEx guy! yayy! haha yayy!
|By Crnllorbust (Crnllorbust) on Monday, March 29, 2004 - 07:17 pm: Edit|
i got in! the dean hand wrote me a note on my acceptance letter, did anyone else get that?!
too bad theres no financial aid
|By Caligirlatheart (Caligirlatheart) on Monday, March 29, 2004 - 07:27 pm: Edit|
I think that's one of the reasons I ended up applying to Colgate--Gary Ross's little handwritten notes on the bottom of letters and stuff. It really set Colgate apart from all the other college mail. I think it's very thoughtful.
and Congratulations Crnllorbust!
|By Txtaximom (Txtaximom) on Monday, March 29, 2004 - 07:41 pm: Edit|
Hey Caligirl...just left you a message on another board. Congrats again! And to you, too Crnllorbust! S has large envelope sitting here waiting for him. This is definitely a Type B personality kid.
|By Dadofgirl (Dadofgirl) on Wednesday, March 31, 2004 - 10:21 pm: Edit|
College Parent: You seem quite knowledgeable and positive about Colgate, and have generally level-headed advice. Here's my situation: My daughter is into Colgate, Northwestern, and Colby. Waitlisted at Tufts, Middlebury, and Wash U. Waiting on Cornell and Bowdoin. She originally thought she wanted a small college, and almost applied early to Middlebury. She got cold feet at the last moment during a visit, and worried it was too small. Actually, Colgate was the one that she liked the best, but she thought she should try for Middlebury or Bowdoin, since they are "more prestigious". She was thrilled when the Colgate Fedex came. She was relieved when she was WL at Middlebury == meaning she didn't have to consider it. Now, she's wondering if she should do Northwestern, since its also more prestigious than Colgate. I'm against NW. One prob is we live right here, and I think she's wasting a once-in-a-lifetime change to go away to school. ALso, I think she would get more out of a smaller school -- one where she can't just go through in the background. At high school, she did quite well - or she wouldn't be into Colgate, NW, etc. However, she didn't really get deeply into much extracurricular -- except the Service Club activity, which she did four years and enjoyed. Seems to me if she had specific academic interests -- which she doesn't -- NW might offer some additional depth and excellence, to which she could connect. However, for a general LA ed, seems to be a place like Colgate is a richer place for her. My wife is worried that on the Princeton Review site, Colgate search comes up with "most beer" and "most hard liquor" while NW comes up with "best academic experience". I don't see how NW can deliver such a wonderful academic experience when the profs are more interested in their grad students and research. What do you think? How does she/we decide?
|By Collegeparent (Collegeparent) on Thursday, April 01, 2004 - 11:35 am: Edit|
Dadogirl, I don't know what'll happen once Bowdoin and Cornell check in, but whatever the decisions, your daughter's choices will be between two different environments, one large and relatively urban and the other smaller and rural. But since you've asked me to address two schools, I'll try my best.
Because you can get to Northwestern at any time, I think you and your family need to attend the admit days at Colgate this month and experience it yourself and talk with the students there -- beyond the orchestrated events. They can tell you if the Princeton Review stuff is accurate or not. A word about the Princeton Review site is that it is not very dependable. The drinking at Colgate is no different than at any other college and may even be more restrained because of trying not to live up to its reputation. One reason for Colgate's reputation over that of other LACs is due to the publicity surrounding the horrible accident four years ago. Another is that the administration is doing something about it and chooses not to hide it under a rug like others are. But it's also curious about what Princeton Review doesn't say about Colgate, that its campus is consistently listed among the five most beautiful in the nation but it didn't make their list. That another website says that the happiest students in America go to Colgate, but that's not on their list. So, please take these designations for what they are. I guess it's the old arguement that for every example, there's a counterexample.
Another thing for your daughter to consider is the education she'll get. There's an arguement that a Northwestern education in general is more "prestigious" than a Colgate one; however, it depends on the subject and major. A Colgate degree in economics, international relations, political science, e.g can carry more weight.
Something else to consider: does your daughter want a large institution where she will be taught by TAs and grad students or does she want to learn in intimate settings with full professors. Also, because your daughter doesn't know what she wants to study, you need to look at the academic structure of courses at both schools. One thing about a LAC is that it provides an undecided student the opportunity to take and examine a variety of courses and options that might not be available at larger universities. Colgate's Core curriculum has been praised in academe; I think it's the second oldest in America, behind Columbia -- and was used as an example when Amherst re-instituted their Core. Another thing about Colgate as far as academic and collegiate experience is its D-1 championship athletics. And as I mentioned on another thread posted above, go to a Colgate hockey game and you've never seen anything as intense -- especially when they beat Cornell.
Whereever your daughter decides to attend, she will get an exceptional education. The criteria for admission to all the schools she's considering vary little. It's going to come down to where she'll be happiest. Visit Colgate again for admit days and enjoy the village of Hamilton and the surrounding area. Please let us know what happens.
|By Dadofgirl (Dadofgirl) on Thursday, April 01, 2004 - 12:31 pm: Edit|
Collegeparent: Thanks for your knowledgeable response -- as always. I don't suppose you'd like to share who you are -- role-wise? You sound like a college counselor!
What are the sites you reference? I'd like to see what they have to say. I agree about Colgate's beauty -- we were there, and it was drop-dead gorgeous. It does seem very hard to compare the two experiences: Colgate and NW,Cornell, etc. Your advice to go back and really talk to the students is good. The girls who led our tour last Spring loved it, and their enthusiasm was infectious.
|By Collegeparent (Collegeparent) on Thursday, April 01, 2004 - 12:40 pm: Edit|
Dadogirl, surf the forums on this Colgate part of the site and click onto the referred other Colgate discussions that are now archived on CC. You'll get more answers there. In the meantime, let us know about Bowdoin & Cornell.
|By Senior43 (Senior43) on Friday, April 02, 2004 - 11:02 am: Edit|
Collegeparent, I appreciate all of your comments. Is there a place at Cornell for someone who ia social, but doesn't see themselves getting into the 'drinking' scene nor athletics either? My EC interests are dance and band, and perhaps chorus.
|By Senior43 (Senior43) on Friday, April 02, 2004 - 11:04 am: Edit|
Is there a place at Colgate for someone who doesn't see themselves as part of the 'drinking' scene, nor athletics? My EC interests are related to Dance, Band and perhaps Chorus.
|By Collegeparent (Collegeparent) on Friday, April 02, 2004 - 12:00 pm: Edit|
You bet, Senior 43 -- While dance isn't the strongest there, there is an active group of dancers and performers -- as well as those who go to the Palace Theater in town, a local club. As for singing, there are chorus opportunities as well as a capella groups which are numerous and rather wonderful. Lots of opportunities there for you, too. Matter of fact, if you go to the admit days, you'll go to the concerts and hear them as you visit the campus -- and when you unpack as a first-year, they'll serenade you as you unload! --
The bands are fun -- there's the more formalized orchestra and jazz groups as well as the Pep Band which gets a lot of work these days, especially during the football season (Colgate went to the 1-AA finals last year, but lost the championship to Delaware) --
As for athletics, you can't help but be in good shape because of all the steps and hills on campus. You might join one of the recreational teams (as opposed to the club & intramural ones) -- just to stay in shape for all the hill climbing.
And as for the Cornell-Colgate confusion, it happens all the time -- except at the hockey games where the rivalry is intense! -- Every time Colgate beats an Ivy team (which seems to be fairly regularly), it puts a smile on their faces. And speaking of smiles, Colgate's heard every toothpaste joke, to which the students answer that they have to keep their smiles clean and bright because they're so happy being there that they smile all the time.
All of this isn't to say that such activities can't be found at other schools -- and definitely are -- but I encourage you to visit all of your acceptances for admit days and make up your own mind.
|By Collegeparent (Collegeparent) on Friday, April 02, 2004 - 09:16 pm: Edit|
Senior43, this was posted on the Colgate website for this weekend -- FYI --
|By Wo4567 (Wo4567) on Saturday, April 03, 2004 - 04:12 pm: Edit|
eh just in case anybody cares even though i got rejected from colgate i'm going to Brown which is a better school anyway. muahahahaha
|By Txtaximom (Txtaximom) on Saturday, April 03, 2004 - 05:12 pm: Edit|
In *your* opinion. Sounds like sour grapes to me.
|By Dadofgirl (Dadofgirl) on Saturday, April 03, 2004 - 07:04 pm: Edit|
well, it's over. Bowdoin, Middlebury, Wash U, waitlist. Cornell -- rej. Accepted COlgate, COlby, Northwestern and UMich. The actual student is away on Spring break with her friends, and hasn't even called in to find out about Bowdoin and Cornell. Show's how tense she is about the situation! I think she's going to go for Colgate -- that's the school that she really loved out of all of them (we visited them all). I think she is relieved to not have to consider Bowdoin and Middlebury, which she considered toooo small, but more prestigious. I wanted her to seriously consider COlby, cause I love lobster!?? That posting about the little problem at Colby can't be doing them any good. She'll probably want to look at Northwestern, then go to the visiting days at Colgate and make certain she can be happy at a place that remote.
So, it looks like a very happy ending here, although we'll see what she wants to do when she gets home.
|By Txtaximom (Txtaximom) on Saturday, April 03, 2004 - 09:26 pm: Edit|
Congrats Dadofgirl! Northwestern seems almost opposite of Colgate in terms of atmosphere. Please post after her visits and tell us what she thought.
|By Collegeparent (Collegeparent) on Monday, April 05, 2004 - 10:25 am: Edit|
Wo4567, there are lots of cases of Ivies that took someone rejected by Colgate this year: Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth, Cornell - and non-Ivies like Stanford. Same is true for Duke, Georgetown, Williams and Middlebury. There were also cases of Colgate accepting students rejected by all the Ivies - and Stanford, etc. Anyway, this system has a way of getting the right student with the right school. From your comment, Colgate was obviously wrong for you and Brown right. Congratulations on your acceptance to Brown.
|By Onemanarmy (Onemanarmy) on Monday, April 05, 2004 - 05:48 pm: Edit|
Does Colgate have a 3/2 program with any other schools for engineering
|By Collegeparent (Collegeparent) on Monday, April 05, 2004 - 06:13 pm: Edit|
You should e-mail the admissions office directly or the Dean of the College to get an answer. There may be some kind of cooperative program with Cornell, but you need to find out from a more authoritative source.
|By Jennyjenny (Jennyjenny) on Tuesday, April 06, 2004 - 04:06 am: Edit|
At first glance it may be hard to understand why Colgate rejected my D, while Wes, Wells, Tufts, Amherst accepted her, but I can see that she is in good company, still Colgate remains a fine institution in my eye, best of luck to all!
|By Worriedmom2004 (Worriedmom2004) on Tuesday, April 06, 2004 - 11:18 am: Edit|
this process is soo strange...my son accepted at Colgate, Carleton, U of Chicago, Dartmouth...
W/L at Amherst. Amherst is the best in my opinion if your D is super smart and would benefit from the small environment. It also has one of the highest academic ratings u can get..i believe a 99. It is a very rigorous academic college and she will have to work hard..but WELL worth it!
|By Gameguy56 (Gameguy56) on Thursday, April 08, 2004 - 11:32 pm: Edit|
yes, colgate has a 3-2 engineering program with columbia
|By Darcyg (Darcyg) on Friday, April 09, 2004 - 10:40 pm: Edit|
To the parents and students: sorry if this sounds like I'm ranting and raving, but will you all get over yourselves about this prestige crap. We all know how good all these schools are, Ivy or not. However, I seriously doubt the differnce in educational rigor between any of them. What is most important is how your/your child's personality matches the college they look at. Most students that can get into one of those institutions should be able to get into all of them. Please remember what is most important here...the quality of the next four years. In my opinion prestige or the Princeton Review should not be considered, it often gives the wrong impression, like in Colgate's case. They stressed how much drinking there is, but didn't mention that Colgate produces caring, self aware citizens. Please see for yourself and not take anyone's, including mine, word for it.
|By Tfh (Tfh) on Friday, April 09, 2004 - 11:00 pm: Edit|
hi, i'm a high school senior girl who heard back from my colleges and got into colgate. i'm still wavering between moving back east or staying in the west.
i was wondering about the theater program in colgate, namely the technical side. i'm not planning to major in technical theater but i'd like to continue doing it as either a minor or an extracurricular. is there a good program at colgate?
|By Collegeparent (Collegeparent) on Saturday, April 10, 2004 - 01:52 pm: Edit|
Tfh, I suggest that you e-mail the head of the theater department. You can contact them directly from the Colgate website.
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