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On campus in charming Hamilton, N.Y., students work side by side with their peers and award-winning professors to explore the world through their studies. Colgate is alive with research, excitement, and possibility. Schedule a visit and see for yourself. Photo by Suyash Handa '20.

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Putting Academics to Work

Putting Academics to Work Student Research

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
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In Photos: Academics At Colgate

A Foundation for Success

A Foundation for Success Liberal Arts

Students explore foundational works and ideas to prepare for a lifetime of success in any field — even those that do not yet exist.

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Access to Academia

Access to Academia's Best Award-Winning Faculty

Colgate faculty members are renowned for their work with students in the classroom and for their dedication to scholarly exploration. They are consistently on the cutting edge of their fields and their doors are always open to students.

Professor Frank Frey honored with Balmuth teaching award
Professors, students and alumnus partner to study New York's opioid epidemic
Professor Meg Blume-Kohout receives NSF grant to research student debt
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Experience the world

Experience the world 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
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Open Doors ranks Colgate #1
In video: Students experiences abroad

Go Forth With Confidence

Go Forth With Confidence Careers & Entrepreneurship

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

Thought Into Action Colgate Entrepreneurs
Graduate Success By Major
Startup Success
Support On Campus And Beyond

Carbon Neutral by 2019

Carbon Neutral by 2019 Sustainability

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
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World-class education, funded

World-class education, funded 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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Photos: In The Classroom

Investing in the future

Investing in the future Residential Life

More than 90 percent of Colgate students live on campus. With the construction of a dynamic new home for career support, Benton Hall, and two new residence halls, we're helping our students enjoy rich, fulfilling lives on campus and forge lifelong connections.

Enhancing living-learning and career development
New residence halls
Housing FAQ
Residential Commons
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A Dynamic Student Life

A Dynamic Student Life Clubs & Organizations

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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A Tradition of Excellence

A Tradition of Excellence Raider Athletics

Colgate fields 25 NCAA Division I athletics teams. With one of the highest Graduation Success Rates for student-athletes in the country, the Raiders are champions on the field and in the classroom.

Soccer caps season with Sweet 16 appearance
Patriot League football champions
Student-athlete Graduation Success Rate 2nd in country
25 Division I Teams

A Welcoming Community

A Welcoming Community Diversity & 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

Provost Tracey Hucks speaks at convocation Provost Hucks addresses crowd
Ice climbing with Outdoor Education Student scales ice wall
Family Weekend brings families together Student and parent hug at Family Weekend
Fans celebrate a Colgate hockey win Hockey fans smiling and laughing
Frank Dining Hall features an array of options. Students select food for a meal at Frank
Studio Arts students paint murals Student painting on wall with stencil
Taking in the sights in Venice Professor and students in piazza in Venice
Suyash Handa '20 snapped this beautiful sutumn sunset sunset over Colgate
Gathering around the Homecoming bonfire students sitting around a fire
Studying in the campus sunshine student reading on a bench on campus
Connie Soja works with an intro geology class Professor instructing students in classroom
Solar eclipse lights up campus student wearing eclipse classes
Students share their research findings student explains research from poster