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Colgate University

Hamilton, United States



International Student Rate

Fall and Spring



Acceptance Rate

9 : 1

Student: Teacher Ratio

45 : 55

Male: Female Ratio

History, Affiliations and Rankings

Colgate University is one of the oldest universities in the Northeast USA, located in the state of New York. It was founded in 1819 as a private liberal arts college. Originally known as the Baptist Education Society of the State of New York, Madison University existed from 1846 to 1890, when it changed its name to honor the Colgate family's contributions to the university. Colgate, the toothpaste firm, was created by William Colgate, one of the institution's initial trustees. Colgate University is affiliated with space-grant colleges. And in terms of sporting affiliations then Colgate University is affiliated with NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) Division I, FCS (NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision), Patriot League, ECAC (Eastern College Athletic Conference) Hockey, MAISA (Middle Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association). Colgate University has ranked #17 in National Liberal Arts Colleges in the Best Colleges 2022 edition. As per Times Higher Education US Colleges Rankings 2022, Colgate University ranked #52.

Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses

The university is 575 acres in size and is located in Hamilton, New York. There are 88 buildings and 2300 trees on the university campus. The institution also has a number of buildings, including Lathrop Hall and the Robert H.N. Ho Science Center. Clifford Gallery, Linsley Geology Museum, and Picker Art Gallery are among the many museums and galleries in the city. Brehmer Theater, Memorial Chapel, Golden Auditorium, and Love Auditorium are among the university's theatres and auditoriums. Trudy Fitness Center, Lineberry Natatorium, gym, shooting range, glending boathouse, cross country course, and golf course are just a few of the leisure options. The college, which is located in Hamilton and is in a rural setting, provides on-campus housing as well as organic food. Colgate University features a healthy and ecologically friendly dining service that provides students with a choice of food alternatives. The institution provides 56 major undergraduate majors and only one graduate degree. It is primarily an undergraduate college that offers only one master's degree in education, MAT (Master of Arts in Teaching).

Accomplishments and Alumni

In the year 2022, US News and World Report named Colgate University as the 17th best value school in the United States. The university is also rated 20th among national liberal arts colleges by US News & World Report. Colgate University is also placed 40th among national liberal arts universities in the Washington Monthly rankings 2021. The institution is ranked 48th in Forbes America's Top Colleges List 2021. Students from all around the world attend this 200-year-old university. There are more than 34,000 alumni of Colgate University and a few of the notable alumni are Adam Clayton Powell Jr. (New York congressman and civil rights leader), Charles Evans Hughes (Chief Justice of U.S. Supreme Court), Adonal Foyle (Former NBA player), Andy Rooney (commentator, and columnist), Gloria Borger (journalist and columnist), Bruce Buck (the chairman of Chelsea Football Club), Chase Carey (the chairman of Formula One) and Bob Woodruff (foreign correspondent).

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

64.9% of undergraduate and graduate students at Colgate University are white, 9.2% are Hispanic or Latino, 5.3% are Asian, 4.22% are Black or African American, 4.13% are Two or More Races, 0.164% are Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0655% are American Indian or Alaska Native. Through a pool of courses and over 100 student clubs and organisations, Colgate University tries to balance extracurriculars and academics. These clubs and organizations provide you with the option to participate in a range of activities on campus. Colgate University's Placement Cell assists students in developing marketable skills and locating appropriate internships and employment.

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