Admission & Aid

changes to admission visits

in order to ensure the health and well-being of our campus community and our prospective students and their families, colgate university must adapt upcoming admission visit programming in concert with the university’s response plan to covid-19 until further notice. read full message

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this is colgate

when i walk around campus, i always see familiar faces. i never imagined my college experience would consist of knowing so many people, and because of that, the university feels more like a home than a college.

billy liptrot ’21

competitive financial support

colgate offers generous financial support and is committed to meeting 100 percent of demonstrated financial need for admitted students. the no-loan initiative eliminates loans for students with a total family income up to $125,000. 

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exceptional academic quality

the class of 2024, composed of 802 students, was chosen from more than 8,500 applicants representing 49 states, washington, d.c., and 129 countries.

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success after colgate

98% of last year’s class secured jobs, admission to graduate and professional schools, fellowships and scholarships, military service, or volunteer service within nine months of graduation.

learn how colgate prepares students for a lifetime of success.

colgate meets 100% of demonstrated financial need for admitted students.
average class size
student-to-faculty ratio
graduation rate, among the highest in the nation
average amount of grants given each year for students to pursue research and experiences
grants given last year to help students pursue unpaid or underpaid summer experiences


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