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Colgate University

Hamilton, NY 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate17%
Acceptance Rate17%

About Colgate University

Colgate University is a private, nonprofit school in the town of Hamilton, New York. Colgate University was founded in 1819. The college currently enrolls around 3,176 students a year, including 3,164 undergraduates.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Colgate University

It is extremely difficult to get into Colgate University. Around 17% of applicants get into Colgate University each year. In 2022, 17,540 students applied to Colgate University and 3,015 were admitted.

Colgate University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 17%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 40%
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.8
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Colgate University is locatedin Hamilton, New York, near the city of Syracuse and Utica.

If you are interested in seeing Colgate University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Route 90 to Hamilton, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Syracuse Hancock International.

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College Info

13 Oak Drive Hamilton, NY 13346-1386

Campus Setting: Small Town

Colgate University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Mar 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Colgate University is Jan 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Colgate University is Mar 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Colgate University is a member of the Coalition for College.

More than an application, the Coalition provides free tools and resources to help students through the college admissions process, beginning as early as 9th grade.

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Colgate University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Colgate University is like? There are approximately 3,176 students enrolled at Colgate University, including 3,164 undergraduate students and 12 graduate students. 99% percent of students attend school full-time, 26% percent are from NY and 74% percent of students are from other states.


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