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Colgate University Student Life

Colgate University is on a 575-acre campus in a small town setting in Hamilton, New York, not far from Syracuse and Utica. There are many activities and organizations for Colgate University students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Colgate University also has fraternities and sororities.

Colgate University has a thriving COVE (35+ community service groups). In fact, more students participate in COVE (35+ community service groups) than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Colgate University include Student Government Association, Cultural/ethnic interest groups, Student communications/publications (including WCRU radio station) and Club sports/Outdoor Education.

Colgate University students' favorite campus events are Dancefest, Global Leaders Lecture Series and Colgate/Cornell Hockey Game.

Colgate University Housing

Colgate University offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through senior year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing. There are 2,884 spots available in on-campus housing for all 3,042 undergraduates. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Colgate University offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Colgate University Athletics

At Colgate University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the unversity, funding, and compention level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Colgate University:

Sport Mens Intramural Womens Intramural Mens Division Womens Division Mens Scholarships Womens Scholarships
Crew NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Rowing NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Swimming And Diving NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Track And Field NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Triathlon Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Badminton Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Bowling Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Equestrian Sports Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Fencing Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Rugby Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Sailing Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Skiing (Downhill) Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Squash Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Ultimate Frisbee Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Water Polo Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Basketball Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Ice Hockey Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Lacrosse Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Soccer Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Tennis Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Cross Country Running Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1

Safety at Colgate University

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Colgate University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Colgate University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

Colgate University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Plan a Visit to Colgate University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Colgate University, take Route 90 to Hamilton, NY. If you need to fly, book your flight to Syracuse Hancock International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in New York you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Colgate University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Colgate University Students

55%

Women

45%

Men

99%

Full Time

1%

Part Time

27%

In State

73%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

65%

9%

9%

5%

4%

4%

3%

0.16%

0.07%

Undergraduate Students

3,042

Non-Resident / International Students

282

Graduate Students

12

Colgate University Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Women's Center
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

3,054

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

27%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$60,015

Out-of-State

$60,015

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 15
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