Campus & Student Life at Colgate University

Home to about 3,042 undergraduates in 2020, Colgate is a small, private university located in Hamilton, New York. This is a great opportunity for those who would thrive in a charming, small-town atmosphere. Should you tire of the campus however, Colgate offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by Colgate can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our Colgate Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

Colgate Has a Disability Services Site

Individuals with disabilities make up 10.0% of the student population at Colgate. For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Colgate Disability Services.

Colgate for the Military

While not a "service academy", Colgate does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit Colgate Veteran Services . For more information, check out our Colgate for Veterans Guide.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Colgate University

Colgate not only offers on-campus housing, they require freshmen to live on campus. If you are a returning adult or veteran, you can inquire about being exempted from such a requirement.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Colgate University

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Colgate University

Colgate has a comparatively small, student body. There were 3,042 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 3,023 (99.4%). Part-time attendance was 19 (0.6%).

Full-timePart-timeTotal
3,023193,042

Colgate University is Ranked #170 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Colgate receives top marks for overall diversity. We rank Colgate #170 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at Colgate University

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at Colgate by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the Colgate Diversity Guide.

Colgate University Competes in the NCAA

Colgate has a total of 584 student athletes, 313 men and 271 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

Athletics Financing

Total Revenue (all teams)$21,512,320
Total Expenses (all teams)$21,512,320
Net$0

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Colgate University Athletics

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