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

Dynamic Student Organizations 190+ Clubs

With more than 190 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

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

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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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
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A look Inside Our Classrooms

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

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

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
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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.

Full-Semester Study Groups
Off-Campus Instagram
Off-Campus Learning Photos

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

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.

Entrepreneurship In Video
E-Weekend 2015
Thought Into Action Entrepreneurship Institute
Entrepreneur Professional Network
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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

The Arts The Arts

From painting and printmaking to theater, dance, and music, Colgate offers a dynamic slate of courses for anyone interested in an arts major, or an immersive extracurricular endeavor.

Department Of Art And Art History
Arts And Culture In The Scene
2015 Senior Art Exhibition In 13 Seconds
Upcoming Exhibitions

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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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.
Insights in class from actor Josh Radnor
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.