A Sense of Place

Set in the Chenango Valley of central New York, Colgate is one of the most beautiful environments in America. It is forever in Colgate’s identity: breathtaking beauty



Essentially Colgate

This is a scene of unforgettable beauty, of energetic spirit, of intellectual preparation for life. This education is distinct.


The best of a research university and a liberal arts college in one.

Academic excellence at a remarkably personal level.

A place of energy, opportunity, tradition, and pride.

A place of lifelong connections.

A place of proud tradition and bold ambition.

Every Colgate student's journey is unique

Colgate attracts students who want to live in a community with peers, study seriously, challenge themselves, be active, get involved. The reason it feels right to people from so many different places and perspectives is because Colgate supports, and welcomes them.


A portrait of Cole Grumbach.

Cole Grumbach ’21

Hometown: Readington, N.J.
Majors: International relations, Middle Eastern and Islamic studies
Activities: Delta Upsilon fraternity, Circle K volunteer club, Model Arab League, Maroon-News writer and photographer

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A portrait of Kelsey.

Kelsey Beausoleil ’23

Hometown: Groton, Mass.
Major: Molecular biology; history
Activities: Cross Country, Track and Field, Sidekick mentor, Career services liaison for Pre-Health Pathways

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A portrait of Gabby Gallant.

Gabby Gallant ’21

Hometown: Annapolis, Md.
Major: Neuroscience; theater
Activities: Club Figure Skating, The Colgate Dischords (a cappella), Two University Theater productions, Admission ambassador, Colgate Newman Community (VP of worship and service and canter), Madison EMS, Ciccone Commons, Crafters Club

Learn more about Gabby

A portrait of Owusu.

Owusu Ansah ’23

International student

Hometown: Accra, Ghana
Major: Undeclared
Activities: Community Leader, Lab assistant Olin Bird Colony, Theater production assistant, President of African Student Union, Model AU, Intramural soccer

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A portrait of Jacob.

Jacob Watts ’21

Alumni Memorial Scholar

Hometown: North East, Pa.
Major: Biology
Minor: Geography
Activities: Outdoor Education Staff Member, Lab Assistant in Fern Ecophysiology Lab, Churchill Scholarship Recipient, Goldwater Scholarship Recipient, National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) grant

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A portrait of Eliza.

Eliza Lloyd ’22

Alumni Memorial Scholar

Hometown: Brookfield, Conn.
Major: Neuroscience, philosophy
Activities: Co-leader of the Colgate Vote Project, Student Research Assistant in the Psychological and Brain Sciences Department, Member of the Senior Honor Society Class of 2022, Club Soccer,  Club Lacrosse, Office of Admission Tour Guide, Team Manager for the Women’s Lacrosse Team

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A portrait of Lara.

Lara Shqair ’24

Office of Undergraduate Studies Scholar

Hometown: Syracuse, N.Y.
Major: Molecular biology, computer science
Minor: Arabic
Activities: ALANA Cultural Center Social Justice Peer Educator, Muslim Student Association Member, Colgate Coders, First-Year Ambassador, Colgate Minority Association for Pre-Med Students, Dart Colegrove Commons Council Representative

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A portrait of Candido.

Candido Martinez ’23

Office of Undergraduate Studies Scholar

Hometown: Huntington Station, N.Y.
Major: Economics
Minor: Computer science
Activities: Brothers, Latin American Student Organization (LASO), Phi Kappa Tau

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A portrait of Alex.

Alex Tran ’22

International Student

Hometown: Hanoi, Vietnam
Major: Psychological sciences, educational studies
Activities: President of the Colgate Vietnamese Society (CVS), Head Verbal Coach for SAT Prep, Member of the Sipsam (Kpop) Dance group, OISS Intern

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A portrait of Natoya.

Natoya German ’24

Office of Undergraduate Studies Scholar

Hometown: Bronx, N.Y.
Major: Africana and Latin American Studies
Minor: Arabic
Activities: Black Student Union, Caribbean Students Association, Sisters of the Round Table (SORT), DEI Student Assistant, Melanated, First@Colgate Program Assistant, Crafters Club, DORAK, Club Lacrosse

Learn more about Natoya

Hamilton, New York

A short walk down the hill is charming Hamilton, a village of about 4,200 people, where most of the Colgate faculty live. Hamilton is the spot for students to get off campus and grab a slice, catch a movie, browse the bookstore and enjoy a weekly farmers’ market.


Colgate's virtual tour includes the option to explore the Village of Hamilton.

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