Founded in 1819 Colgate University is a private university famous for liberal arts courses. Located in Hamilton, New York, the university currently enrolls about 2,994 students with 15% International students and 55% female students. With a 22.6% acceptance rate it is quite competitive to get admission in the university.
Colgate University offers programs across 56 majors. 17 average class size, 9:1 student-faculty ratio, and more than 96% highly qualified faculty makes the university a very worthy option for students to explore. International students constitute 10% of the total enrollment of the university. The university is well known for its liberal arts education.
|Type of University||Private|
|Year of Establishment||1819|
|Average Class Size||17|
|Programs Offered||Bachelors and Masters|
The University’s main campus is at Hamilton in the rural settings with 1100 acres of forest area and 575 acres utilized by the university. The old buildings of the campus are made of stones taken from its own quarry. The Campus has residential facilities and serves organic food.
The University campus also promotes a green bike program and does various things to maintain the ecosystem. With almost 20,000 artifacts the campus has a Longyear Museum exhibition gallery located in Alumni Hall of the University.
The University has on-campus housing divided into 11 residential halls and all first and second-year students stay on campus.
The University offers its various majors and majors via its four academic divisions name:
The university has 39 departments in various academic fields. The most sought after education in the university is in the field of liberal arts. The University also provides off-Campus study programs domestically and abroad for which an application has to be made and the program needs to be approved by the university. The off-campus programs can be semester-long also. The University also has extended study programs integrating travel with studies.
|Programs||Fees Per Annum|
|B.Sc Computer Science||$57,695|
|B.Sc Applied Mathematics||$57,695|
International students who want to seek admissions at Colgate University can follow the below-mentioned application details:
Application Fee: The university charges USD 60 non refundable application fees which at times is waived off also.
Basic Admission Requirements:
The estimated cost of attendance for international students at Colgate University is mentioned-below:
|Cost Head||Expenses in USD (Approximate) Academic year|
|Room and board||14,540|
|Books and Supplies||1,300|
|Insurance and Personal Expenses||5,300|
The university requires application for financial aid within the specific deadlines to be made with all required supportive documents like parent’s income or savings statements or Sponsor’s financial documents. The students who will not receive the financial aid in the first year are not eligible to apply for the same in subsequent years at the university.
The university offers scholarships on a need basis only and has no merit scholarships. 42% of students receive financial aid at the University; these are the students who are able to successfully demonstrate the need to get the aid.
Being a 200-year-old university the alumni is also spread all over the world and has a special initiative of collecting funds for supporting various activities and aid. The alumni provides academic support and mentoring to the current students and organizes various functions and awards.
The alumni also have a tradition of taking out the Torchlight procession to mark the four-year graduation ceremony. Some notable alumni of the University are Adam Clayton Powell, Congressman; Charles Hughes, Chief Justice; Andy Rooney and Gloria Borger, Columnists; and Bob Woodruff, Foreign Correspondent.
The University has an Employer information system to provide information to students about the available employers throughout the year. The Handshake career system is used to place its students with companies and organizations. The career system allows students to surf and apply online for various jobs and helps in enhancing their employable skills.
The University has a dedicated career center that helps the students to find suitable internships and jobs.The Premier Recruitment service where a student has to go through a process to become a member and has to abide by the job offer acceptance ethics laid down by university that the student will not look for a job elsewhere and once the offer is accepted; the same will not be turned down.
93% of students of the college are able to get a job within 2 years of graduation, the students are able to earn around USD 63,600 per year within 6 years of graduation against the national average of USD 33,028.
|Institution Type||Private (Not for Profit)|
|Average Cost of Attendance||$55,530 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||1 : 1|
|Colgate University Enrollment||3035|
|Average Graduation Rate||91.3%|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Undergraduate Programs||$55,530 / Year|
|Post Graduate Program||$57,695 / Year|
|On Campus Accomodation|
|Books & Supplies||$1,040 / Year|
|On campus, Room & Board||$13,520 / Year|
|On Campus, Other Expenses||$1,320 / Year|
|Middle States Commission on Higher Education|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
Rank (Out of Colleges)
#46 [Out of 650]
#856 [Out of 2000]
71.2 [Out of 100]
*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary