Colgate - A Top Liberal Arts College in Central New York

Class of 2018 Class of 2018

Students called Links are assigned to assist and mentor incoming members of the newest Colgate class. This year, applications to Colgate increased by 4.1 percent over last year to 8,713, an-all time high in the era of application fees.

Acceptance Letters Are Sent
Information For The Class of 2018
Photos Of Housing Options For First-years
Academic Calendar

The Digital Revolution Symposium

Colgate President Jeffrey Herbst and presidents from five other universities will discuss how the digital revolution will affect higher education at a May 5 symposium. Clatyon Christensen, co-founder of Innosight, is the keynote speaker.

Innovation + Disruption Symposium
Watch Live Webcast Of Event
Nation's Top Innovators Speak At Colgate
Clayton Christensen Biography

Alumni Offer Help Career Exploration

 Lisa Hillenbrand ’79, P’16 (center), director of global marketing at Procter & Gamble, was among 100 alumni volunteering their time during the SophoMore Connections program.

Alumni Assist Sophomores
Colgate Alumni Network
Career Services
Success After Colgate Database

Extended Study Exploring The World

Colgate students immerse themselves in classroom study and also take advantage of numerous study-abroad options, including extended study courses that involve travel to countries like Israel (pictured) and Bangladesh.

International And Off-Campus Study
Sophomore Residential Seminars Include Travel
Colgate Provides Global Perspective
Photos From Student Trip To Italy
Video: Colgate Launches Common Good Professional Network
Colgate introduced its sixth professional network on April 1 during a reception at the Longview Gallery in Washington, D.C. The Common Good Network, representing alumni across the nonprofit and public service sectors, is the fourth network launched this academic year, following on the heels of finance, digital media and technology, and health and wellness.

Academic Options Final Touches

A student works on her art project in Little Hall. Colgate offers 53 majors, more than many other liberal arts institutions. There also are several pre-professional programs that provide guidance about careers in medicine, law, and business, among others.

Majors And Minors
Student Research
The Arts on Campus
Pre-professional Planning Programs

Challenge Accepted! Critical Support

Colgate alumni, parents, and friends showed overwhelming support for the university during a special Year of ’13 Challenge held in honor of the last Colgate Day of 2013. Several goals were shattered throughout this exciting one-day event, generating important financial support for Colgate.

Colgate Makes History With One-Day Challenge
Forbes Article On WRCU-FM And Challenge
Giving To Colgate
Video: Raider Works Hard On Colgate Day

Striving to be Inclusive Cultural Hub

A diverse and inclusive community is a cornerstone of educational excellence at Colgate. The ALANA Cultural Center is the focal point for student activity, education, and cultural exploration.

Colgate's Global Perspective
ALANA Cultural Center
Commitment to Diversity
Office of Equity And Diversity

Residential Seminars For Sophomores

The Mellon Sophomore Residential Seminars allow accepted students to live and study together, then immerse themselves further in the learning experience through travel with their faculty member.

More About The Program
Course Descriptions
Study Abroad Options
Academics At Colgate

Research Opportunities Research Opportunities

Students have many ways to extend their course work and research beyond campus classrooms. Whether it's research with a faculty member or an internship, opportunities are plentiful for additional academic study.

Arielle Sperling ’14 Works As Intern In Idaho
Students Work Side By Side With Faculty
Office of National Fellowships And Scholarships
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Division I Athletics Student-athletes

Colgate's tradition of excellence inspires today's student-athletes to high achievement on and off the playing fields, and we consistently boast one of the NCAA’s top graduation rates.

Colgate’s NCAA Graduate Success Rate Is 98 Percent
Division I Athletics At Colgate
Athletics Website
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Going Mobile Colgate App

The Colgate Mobile App is part of a university initiative to provide on-the-go information and resources for on-campus communities and for anyone who wants to connect with Colgate. Download it today!

Read About Mobile Initiative
Download From the App Store
Download From Google Play 
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Housing Options Residential Life

Colgate is a residential university with more than 90 percent of students living on campus. The tight-knit communities that emerge from living with your peers allow you to forge lifelong personal relationships.

Photos From First-year Residence Halls
Office of Residential Life
Mellon Sophomore Residential Seminars
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Model African Union Academic Groups

Students on Colgate's Model African Union team met with alumni and friends during an event at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. The student group is one of many options available on campus.

Model African Union
Academic Student Groups
More Clubs and Organizations
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Powerful Connections Success After Colgate

At Colgate, we consider the success of our alumni, young and old, to be one of our most prominent distinctions. Alumni from the Department of the Classics recently returned to campus to talk about how their majors have propelled them to success in both law school and in their legal careers.

Students Learn About Careers After The Classics
Success After Colgate Database
Distinguished Alumni
Career Services

NIH Study Group Unique Program

Colgate offers a wide variety of exceptional off-campus study opportunities, including the National Institutes of Health Study Group that is a wellspring of scientific achievement and learning and remains the only one of its kind.

Colgate Students Share Experiences Studying at NIH
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Options For Off-campus Study
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Entrepreneur Weekend Innovators

Entrepreneur Weekend 2014 featured panelists (from left) John Donahoe, eBay president; Tony Bates, executive VP of Microsoft; Ashton Kutcher, actor and entrepreneur; Daniel Rosensweig P’15’17, CEO of Chegg; Brian Chesky, CEO of Airbnb; and David Faber of CNBC.

Video: Nation’s Top Entrepreneurs Share Advice
Stars Come Out For Entrepreneur Weekend
Video Highlights From Panel Discussion
Thought Into Action Entrepreneurship Institute

Colgate Joins edX Online Learning

Colgate, in a unique partnership with Hamilton College, has joined the nonprofit online learning platform edX. This initiative places Colgate at the forefront of utilizing online technologies to enhance its residential liberal arts mission.  

Colgate,Hamilton Join edX Consortium
Q&A About edX Membership
ColgateX Website
Technology In The Colgate Classroom

Class of 2014 Class of 2014

Gloria Borger ’74, P’10, chief political analyst for CNN and a member of the first coeducational class to graduate from Colgate, will deliver the keynote address at commencement on Sunday, May 18.

Speakers and Honorary Degree Recipients
Complete Schedule Of Events
Information For Seniors
Information For Parents

Making A Difference Community Outreach

Colgate students make a difference in the local community and beyond through volunteer work. Students, for example, train as volunteer firefighters in the village of Hamilton, help out at a Guatemalan co-op, and build homes with Habitat for Humanity.

Ways to Volunteer at Colgate
Center for Outreach, Volunteerism, and Education
Viktor Mak ’15 Helps Descendants Of Mayans
Upstate Institute

Academic Excellence Strong Academics

Students enjoy a rich academic experience throughout their four years at Colgate. The core program is an integral part of this liberal arts education, preparing students for fulfilling lives in a context of rapid change here and around the globe.

More on the Core
Interdisciplinary Research
Faculty Spotlights
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Visit Colgate Beautiful Campus

Colgate’s 575-acre campus is often called one of the most beautiful in the nation. It serves as a launchpad for students who take advantage of off-campus study groups, foreign language programs, faculty-led research trips, alternative breaks, and volunteer missions.

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More Campus Photos
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Clubs and Organizations Get Involved

There are many ways to be active on campus, whether it is participating in the popular Colgate Cabaret production or one of the many other academic and social clubs that are available.

Center For Leadership And Student Involvement
Clubs and Organizations 
Yes, We Have Curling!
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Zach came to visit from NJ! #colgate2018
The greenhouse smelled of blooming voodoo lily!
Learning Arabic in the renovated Keck Center.
The Raiders' swimming and diving season has begun!
Students pursue their creative passions.
Enjoying international cuisine at the Night Market, 2014.
Colgate students visit historic Israeli site Beit Guvrin.
Using lasers to analyze shell composition.
Kara Vadman '14 and Mikhaila Redovian '15: Antarctic research
Dancefest was awarded event of the year!
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Students and staff discuss Martin Luther King's legacy.
Raider found a new friend: Jenny, an accepted student!