Graduate and Professional Schools

Colgate students receive an expansive, foundational education in the liberal arts that prepares them for success as they advance their education further through graduate or professional school.

 

Colgate Career Services assists students and alumni who are considering applying to graduate and professional schools. Career services provides guidance and resources for researching graduate programs and preparing applications.

Successful Track Record

Many Colgate students choose to pursue a higher degree after graduating from Colgate. At Colgate, there is a small Master of Arts in Teaching program, but otherwise it is an undergraduate institution.

With Colgate’s firm liberal arts foundation, however, Colgate graduates go on to find success in graduate programs at many top institutions, in a variety of fields.

Top Graduate Schools

The following are the top graduate schools, in terms of attendance, in which recent Colgate alumni have enrolled:

  • Boston College
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • King's College London
  • New York University
  • Princeton University
  • Tufts University
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Yale University

The Role of Career Services

Career services can assist students in a few ways as they contemplate the possibilities of graduate or professional school:

  • Advise students deciding whether to apply to graduate or professional school or to seek professional experience first.
  • Identify programs that align with students goals and academic résumés.
  • Advise and assist students with the relevant application and reference-gathering processes.

Contact Career Services to learn more

Choosing a School or Program

With the help of academic advisers among the faculty, and career advisers in the Center for Career Services, Colgate is prepared to assist students as they tackle the complex decision of where to pursue their graduate studies.

More about choosing a school/program

Preparing Applications

Applying to graduate programs is often not as standardized a process as students experienced when applying to undergraduate institutions. Colgate resources are ready to guide students through graduate applications.

More about applying to graduate programs

Pre-professional Planning

Colgate has pre-professional resources of interest for students intending to pursue careers in the health sciences, law, engineering, architecture, communications, business, or entrepreneurship.

More about pre-professional programs