13 Oak Drive Hamilton, NY 13346 315-228-7401
http://www.colgate.edu/about/history admission@mail.colgate.edu
About Colgate University
  • Year of Foundation 1819
  • Size of Campus 515 Acres
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 2,771
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 53%, 44%, 72%
  • App. Deadlines N/A
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $40,690
  • Room and Board $9,970
  • Nonfall Registration Not Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Most selective
  • Application Fee $55
  • Enrollment No. 2,799
n 1817, 13 men - six clergy and seven laymen - met in the frontier settlement of Hamilton with "13 dollars, 13 prayers, and 13 articles." (To this day, members of the Colgate community consider the number 13 a good omen.) In that meeting, the men founded the Baptist Education Society of the State of New York, the cornerstone in the foundation of what would become Colgate University. The state chartered the Baptist Education Society in 1819, choosing Hamilton as the location for its school; one year later, the school opened. In 1823, Baptists in New York City - soapmaker William Colgate among them - consolidated their seminary with the Hamilton school to form the Hamilton Literary and Theological Institution. The Colgate family connection was thus established.
Social Life And Activities
  • Other on-campus organizations 12%
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 32%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) African American Student Alliance, Asian Awareness Coalition, Brothers, Colgate Bulgarian Organization, Caribbean Student Association (CSA), China Club, Colgate International Community (CIC), Japan Club, Korean Student Asso
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 6
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 6
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus World Expo, Mr. Colgate, Battle of the Bands, Spring Party Weekend, Winterfest, Cultural Banquets (approximately six a year), Konosioni Auction, Brothers Charity Week, Dancefest, Breast Cancer Awareness Coalition, Real World for Seniors, Sojourners Gospel
  • Number of students in fraternities 6
  • Percent students who are frat members 28%
  • Number of honor societies Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Eta Sigma (first-year students); Honorary societies in specific disciplines include: Lambda Alpha (Anthropology), Beta Beta Beta (Biology), Eta Sigma Phi (The Classics), Omicron Delta Epsilon (Economics), Gamma Theta Upsilon (Geography)
  • Setting Rural
  • Number of sororities 4
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Colgate Jewish Union, Christian Fellowship, Muslim Student Association, Newman Community (Catholic), University Church, Exploring Spirituality, Hindu Student Association, Buddhist Student Association, Total Praise, Eastern
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Syracuse, NY (50), Hamilton (1)
  • Distance to nearest train Utica, NY (20)
  • Distance to nearest bus Hamilton (0)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined 12%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (55%), sorority housing (3%), fraternity housing (6%), apartment for single students (28%), cooperative housing (8%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 23%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 28%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 83%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 32%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 38
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 5%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
Campus Services
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number of e-books 8,884
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 480
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 777,368
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing, in all college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 184
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, health insurance
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 15,662
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 2,500
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 241
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, academic, psychological, birth control, religious
  • Museums The Picker Art Gallery, The Longyear Museum of Anthropology, The Robert M. Linsley Geology Museum, The Clifford Gallery, Brehmer Theater, Videoconference Facility, The Observatory, The Eric J. Ryan Studio, The Paul J. Schupf Studio Art Center, Chapel House
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Number Of Subscriptions 3,714
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 5,500
  • Computer Courses No
  • Library Facilities Cooley Science Library, Center for Women's Studies Reading Room, Peace Studies Resource Room, Chapel House Reading Room, Career Planning Resource Collection
  • Number Of Microforms 677,995
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help N/A
Student Employment and Career
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Army ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 23%
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 1,850
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Abercrombie & Fitch, American Express Financial Advisors, AmeriCorps, Bear Stearns, Boston Medical Center, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, Charles River Associates, Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, Citigroup, Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, Colg
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Rural