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A Dynamic Campus 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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Colgate at 200

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The 2018-2019 academic year marks the beginning of Colgate University's third century. We'll explore our past, telling stories from our history and collecting your Colgate memories. We'll celebrate with exciting and enriching events over the year, and take our first steps into Colgate's bright, bold future. Join us.

Colgate at 200 Years
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Colgate is known for its intellectual rigor, world-class professors, campus of stunning beauty, and alumni famously loyal to their alma mater.

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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.

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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
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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.

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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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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.

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Graduate Success By Major
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Support On Campus And Beyond

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.

Mosaic connects Colgate's multicultural alumni community
Diversity And Inclusion
Religion On Campus
LGBTQ Community

Reaching Ever Outward

Reaching Ever Outward Service Learning

Colgate students use their drive and intelligence to serve their communities. On Alternative Breaks, students use school breaks to develop leadership skills and perform service work in locations near and far. 
Outstanding student-athletes

Outstanding student-athletes Raider Athletics

Congratulations to Colgate's women's hockey team on an outstanding season. The Raiders fell 1-2 to Clarkson in the NCAA Championship game Sunday.

Recap of the double-OT semifinal win over Wisconsin
Fargo named national coach of the year 
Student-athlete Graduation Success Rate 2nd in country
25 Division I Teams

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
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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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Division Of Arts And Humanities
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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.

Professors Rojas-Paiewonsky and Vecsey receive Balmuth teaching award
Recent faculty and student research
Professor Jenna Reinbold receives top award for book on political myth
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