Colgate University

Colgate Demographics & Diversity Report

Many schools pride themselves on their diversity, but what does that mean, really? College Factual ran the numbers to learn how diverse the typical college campus really is, including race, gender, the ages of the students, and where they're from. Read the Colgate diversity report below.

Colgate Student Population

How Many Students Attend Colgate University?

Colgate total enrollment is approximately 2,992 students.

2,968 are undergraduates and 5 are graduate students.

Colgate Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time Colgate undergraduate population is made up of 55% women, and 45% men.


For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

Colgate Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 1,937
International 287
Hispanic 255
Asian 150
Multi-Ethnic 118
Black or African American 116
Unknown 98
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 5

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

High Ranking in Overall Diversity Nationwide

Colgate achieved a College Factual diversity rank of #150 out of 3,514 total schools in the ranking.

Overall Diversity Ranking  150 out of 3514
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Overall Diversity Score  95.76 out of 100
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College Factual measured the diversity of four different categories: student race/ethnicity, student ages, student genders, and student locations. Colleges that had the most variety in all four categories have the highest overall diversity rankings.

How Does Colgate Diversity Compare to National Averages?


Colgate is considered to have excellent overall diversity when compared to the nationwide average.

Average Racial/Ethnic Diversity

22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *

Colgate is ranked 2,040 out of 3,790 when it comes to the racial/ethnic diversity of the students.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity Ranking  2040 out of 3790
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Racial-Ethnic Diversity Score  46.19 out of 100
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Colgate racial/ethnic diversity is similar to national averages.

Colgate Racial Demographics:

Race/Ethnicity Number
White 1,952
International 288
Hispanic 256
Asian 150
Multi-Ethnic 119
Black or African American 117
Unknown 103
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 5

Average Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

Colgate University Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

Ethnicity Number of Faculty
White 872
Asian 40
Black or African American 40
Multi-Ethnic 10
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 4
Hispanic 0
International 0
Unknown 0

Learn more about the faculty at Colgate.

Close to Even Male/Female Ratio

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Colgate ranks 861 out of 3,790 when it comes to gender parity on campus.

Student Gender Ratio  861 out of 3790
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Student Male/Female Diversity Score  77.30 out of 100
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This school is more popular with women than with men.


There are approximately 1,648 female students and 1,344 male students at Colgate.

Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of Colgate is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  96.81 out of 100.
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There are more female teachers than male teachers at this school.


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There are approximately 533 female teachers and 500 male teachers.

High Geographic Diversity

Top 5% in Geographic Diversity
73.48% Out of State
9.53% Out of the Country

Colgate ranks 129 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

73.48% of Colgate students come from out of state, and 9.53% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  94 out of 100.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 38 states (may include Washington D.C.). Click on the map for more detail.


Top 5 States

State Amount
New York 175
Massachusetts 73
New Jersey 68
California 59
Connecticut 50

International Students at Colgate

Students from 58 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from China, Canada, and South Korea.

Learn more about international students at Colgate.

Average Student Age Diversity

Average Student Age Diversity
91.95% Traditional College Age
The age diversity score this school received indicates it is doing a good job attracting students of all ages.

Student Age Diversity  43.51 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At Colgate, 91.95% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

Student Age Group Amount
18-19 1,367
20-21 1,294
22-24 125
25-29 7
35 and over 4
30-34 2
Under 18 0

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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