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

Investing in the future New Construction

Construction of a dynamic new home for career support, Benton Hall, is now underway, and work on two new residence halls will soon begin this year as part of an overall effort to continue steadfast support of residential living and learning on campus.

Enhancing living-learning and career development
Benton Hall construction updates
New residence halls
Award-winning Career Services
Residential Commons

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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Award-Winning Faculty Faculty Expertise

Visit Colgate Beautiful Campus

On campus, students work side by side with their peers and award-winning professors to explore the world through interdisciplinary study. Colgate is alive with research, excitement, and possibility. Schedule a visit and see for yourself.

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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

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
Learn More About Financial Aid
Photos: In The Classroom

Turning Thought Into Action Entrepreneurship

Thought Into Action Colgate Entrepreneurs 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.

2017 Colgate Entrepreneurs Fund Winners
Entrepreneurship In Video
Thought Into Action Colgate Entrepreneurs
Entrepreneur Professional Network
Photo Gallery

Leading the way in off-campus study Off-Campus Study

Colgate is ranked number one among baccalaureate institutions for student participation in semester-long off-campus study opportunities, according to the newest Open Doors report by the Institute of International Education (IIE) with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

A leader in off-campus study
Study group information
Open Doors ranks Colgate #1
In video: Students experiences abroad

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

A Welcoming Community Diversity and Inclusion

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
Mosaic connects Colgate's multicultural alumni community

Dynamic Student Organizations 200+ Clubs

With more than 200 clubs and student organizations, there’s always something to do on campus, and there’s support to help build new organizations should you have a new idea in mind. Last semester, the African Student Union organized a fashion show featuring designers from New York City.

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Center For Leadership And Student Involvement
Recreational Sports
Intramural Sports On Facebook

Career Support Career Services

Nationally-recognized Career Services support, coupled with steadfast alumni involvement, helps Colgate students enter the workforce with confidence and poise, ready for careers of their choosing.

Paths to a Job and Beyond: The Chronicle of Higher Education
Entrepreneurial Success
Graduate Success By Major
Career Exploration In Photos
Support On Campus And Beyond

Discovery, Funded Financial Support

MariaDorin Shayo ’17 (presenting her research), earned funding from the Lampert Institute for Civic and Global Affairs to study traditional medicine in Tanzania for her senior thesis. It's just one example of financial resources made available to Colgate students for academic research, career exploration and development, and more.

Researching traditional medicine in Tanzania
Lampert Institute Fellowships
Scholars Programs
Internship, Research, and Service Grants
Office of National Fellowships and Scholarships

Global leaders on campus Distinguished Speakers

Colgate attracts visits from some of the nation's most prominent leaders in politics, business, academics, and the arts. The Kerschner Family Series Global Leaders at Colgate has brought notable speakers such as former Vice President Joe Biden, Aretha Franklin and His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. In October, Colgate will welcome retired General David Patraeus.

Patraeus to speak at Family Weekend
Global Leaders at Colgate
Vice President Joe Biden, the digital revolution, and the middle class
In video: President Clinton on campus

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.

More About The Core
Division Of Arts And Humanities
Summer Research Video
A Look Inside Our Classrooms


Colgate fields 25 NCAA Division I athletics teams participating in the Patriot League and ECAC Hockey. With one of the highest graduation rates for student-athletes in the country, the Raiders are champions on the field and in the classroom.

Athletics Website
Student-athlete Honors
Colgate Dedicates Class of 1965 Arena
25 Division I Teams

Gospelfest 2017 brought the chapel to its feet.
Mal Duffy '74 reconnects with his theater roots at Reunion.
Kayaking excursion with Outdoor Education.
David Jordan '17 creates stop-motion artwork.
Frank Dining Hall features an array of options.
The inauguration of President Brian W. Casey
Spring has sprung on campus.
First outdoor class of the spring with Professor Segall
Recognizing graduating international students
Emily Stabnick '17 stylized the sparkling campus at night.
Creative expression through University Theater
Students chefs battle for top honors.
Geology takes learning into the field (by Austin Sun '19)