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Colgate meets 100 percent of demonstrated need for students and just raised nearly $150 million in extra funds for financial aid.

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It’s the goal of Dean Gary Ross and his team to ensure that you get the information you need to make your best college choice.
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If you can't get to Colgate, our virtual tour is the next best thing. A tour guide leads you through campus and downtown Hamilton in this dynamic presentation that also includes photos, videos, and 360-degree views.

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Talk with our student tour guides, admission counselors, and financial aid officers. We will all do our best to answer your questions.

Early Decision I Admission Decisions

Decisions were sent on Friday, December 12. Applicants with domestic addresses had their decisions sent via U.S. postal mail or a courier delivery service. Applicants with non-U.S. mailing addresses had their decisions sent via a global courier delivery service or e-mail.

Important Update to Admission Requirements

In addition to superscoring the SAT, Colgate will also superscore the ACT—meaning we will combine a student’s best subscores, even if they are from different test dates, to create the ACT composite we will use to evaluate an application.

We encourage students to submit all standardized test results to Colgate. Scores should be sent directly from the testing agency or on an official transcript.

Colgate does not require SAT subject tests, nor do we consider the SAT or ACT writing sections.

The academic record remains at the center of our evaluation, with many other factors contributing context and additional information. Testing continues to be a part of our holistic review, and we believe this new policy will allow us to see evidence of each student’s best work.

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Want to know more about Colgate University? Join current students and members of the Office of Admission staff in an online chat on Thursday, January 8 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. EST.

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