Colgate Welcomes Class of 2023 to Campus

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On August 25, Colgate University welcomed the Class of 2023 to campus — the first new class of the Institution’s third century. 

An avid hiker and lover of the outdoors, Molly Rosenthal ’23 of Chappaqua, N.Y., said Colgate was a natural choice when she was conducting her college search.

“Also, the academics here are just great. My advisors already reached out three times. I wasn’t even here yet, and I already felt like I was part of something,” said Rosenthal, who is one of the first students to live in Burke Hall, one of Colgate’s two new residence halls. Rosenthal is a member of Brown Commons, one of four Residential Commons at Colgate.

Sarika Pryeddy ’23, of Wycoff, N.J., like Rosenthal, was busy moving into Burke Hall Sunday morning. Also a member of the Brown Commons, said she was attracted to the school because of its small class sizes and personal attention. Pyreddy plans to major in biology, and she said that outside of the classroom she is interested in learning to become an emergency medical technician. 

At West Hall, Dart-Colegrove Commons member Günes Tiryaki ’23, of Mentese, Turkey, said he applied to 20 schools before selecting Colgate as his new academic home. Tiryaki has been on campus for about a week for international student orientation activities. 

“Colgate gave the most financial assistance of all the universities I was accepted into,” Tiryaki said. “It’s just so nice here. I feel so welcomed.”

Class of 2023 statistics
9,951 applications
2,224 acceptances
790 enrolled
10% of the class is international
22% of the class identifies as a domestic student of color
27 countries are represented
Dual citizens represent an additional 18 countries
Average GPA: 3.72/4.0
55% Female
45% Male

Watch a Livestream recording of the Class of 2023 Convocation