Colgate University - A Top Liberal Arts School in Central New York

A world-class education Strong Financial Aid

Colgate meets 100% of the demonstrated need of all admitted students. The average debt of a Colgate graduate is $16,000, far below the national average of $28,400.

Colgate Joins Coalition For Access, Affordability, And Success
Fox Partnership boosts financial aid
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Majors And Minors
Photos: In The Classroom

A Strong Core Liberal Arts

A distinction since 1928, Colgate's core curriculum brings students and faculty together through intellectual exploration of fundamental works and ideas.

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Division Of Arts And Humanities
Summer Research Video
A look Inside Our Classrooms

A Spirit of Determination Student-Athletes

With an NCAA Graduation Success Rate of 98%, Colgate athletes are among the best in the nation in the classroom and on the field.

Raiders Rank Third For NCAA Division I Graduation Success
Women's Ice Hockey Player Studies Invasive Species
25 Division I Varsity Teams
Football Schedule
Athletics In Photos

The World Awaits Off-Campus Study

Colgate's off-campus programs offer a rich mixture of cultural experience and academic exploration. It's why more than two-thirds of our students study abroad before graduation.

Spanish Debate Team To Compete In Colombia
Colgate Chorale In Europe
Full-Semester Study Groups
Ranked #1 For Mid-Length Study Abroad
Off-Campus Instagram
2014 Manchester Study Group Photos

A Welcoming Community Campus Connections

Learning inside and outside the classroom is enhanced by the embrace of diverse opinions, religions, and cultures. At Colgate, students live, learn, and grow. Together.

Diversity And Inclusion
Religion On Campus
LGBTQ Community
In Photos: Campus Life

Turning Thought Into Action Entrepreneurship

Colgate's Thought Into Action Entrepreneurship Institute helps students in the creation of for-profit and not-for-profit ventures through the power of alumni mentorship and the strength of a liberal arts education.

Colgate Entrepreneurs Fund 2015
Entrepreneurship In Video
E-Weekend 2015
Thought Into Action Entrepreneurship Institute
Entrepreneur Professional Network
Photo Gallery

Brian W. Casey named
Colgate's 17th president

Brian W. Casey will become the university’s 17th president July 1, 2016.

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Welcome Home Alumni and Friends Homecoming 2015

Homecoming 2015 was another great success! Alumni, parents, students, and guests enjoyed many events and activities.

Livestream Speaker: Retired NBA Center Adonal Foyle ’98
Photos: Homecoming
Watch: Homecoming 2014

Outcomes Matter Careers after Colgate

When you come to Colgate, you gain access to great teachers, the support of Career Services, and a strong alumni network.

Kevin Costello '16 Interns On Capitol Hill
Brookings Ranks Colgate A National Leader For Value
Graduate Success By Major
Career Exploration In Photos
Support On Campus And Beyond

Committed to Sustainability Carbon Neutral by 2019

Only a community of students, faculty, and staff working together can ensure that Colgate reaches its goal of carbon neutrality by 2019.

Office Of Sustainability
Eat Local: Learn About Our Community Garden
Sustainability News
In Video: Going Green
Sustainability In Photos

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

Bring your sense of adventure Outdoor Education

Step outside your comfort zone and embrace a new challenge. Outdoor Education develops leadership and friendships amidst the natural beauty of Central New York.

Outdoor Education Programs
Video: Climbing At Red Rocks, Nevada
Video: Canoeing The Everglades

Award-Winning Faculty Faculty Expertise

Colgate faculty members are renowned for their work with students in the classroom, and for their dedication to scholarly exploration.

$600,000 Grant To Fund Major Neuroscience Research
Student And Faculty Research Leads To Recent Publication
Learn More About Our Faculty
Faculty Videos

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, and volunteer missions.

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Take Our Virtual Tour
More Campus Photos
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Student-Faculty Collaboration Research Options

Students have many ways to extend their course work and research beyond the classroom. These opportunities often result in co-authored academic papers and presentations as national conferences.

On-Campus Summer Research
Past Projects
13 Seconds In The Lab
In Photos: Academics At Colgate

Live it Residential Life

At Colgate, we live the liberal arts. With more than 90 percent of students living on campus, it's easy to forge lifelong personal connections in our tight-knit community.

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Housing FAQ
Residential Commons
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Colgate Folklore, Facts & Falsehoods The Colgate Scene

Conversation with Whoopi Goldberg
A home for artistic expression.
Reading for Histoire de Nègre
Close student-faculty collaboration in the classroom.
Expanding musical talents with Balinese gamelan.
Reconnecting with old friends at reunion 2015.
2016ers: Spencer Serling, Zachary Lazow, Warren Dennis
Using lasers to analyze shell composition.
A wide range of Division I athletic teams.
A gorgeous walk onto campus.
Outdoor Education fosters friendships.
Chelsea Mohr '17 captures sunset from Case Library.
Students examine a sculpture by Professor DeWitt Godfrey.