College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.
Colgate University was awarded 501 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is English language and literature.
Colgate is ranked #39 out of 2,241 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2023 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation.
Out of the 143 colleges in New York, Colgate is ranked at #4.
With an acceptance rate of 27%, Colgate is one of the most selective schools in the country. Good grades and high test scores alone may not be enough to get you into the school, so do your best to submit a stellar application.
About 57% of students accepted to Colgate submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 650 and 720. Math scores were between 650 and 750.
Learn more about Colgate University admissions.
The student to faculty ratio at Colgate is an impressive 9 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.
In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.
The full-time faculty percentage at Colgate University is 92%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.
Colgate University has a freshmen retention rate of 94%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.
The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Colgate for first-time, full-time students is 84%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.
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During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,042 undergraduates at Colgate with 3,023 being full-time and 19 being part-time.
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The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Colgate, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Colgate, approximately 21% of students took out student loans averaging $9,052 a year. That adds up to $36,208 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Colgate is 0.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
See which majors at Colgate University make the most money.
Get more details about the location of Colgate University.
Contact details for Colgate are given below.
|Address:||13 Oak Drive, Hamilton, NY 13346-1398|
|Most Popular Majors||Bachelor’s Degrees||Average Salary of Graduates|
|Political Science & Government||79||$42,813|
|General English Literature||54||$44,610|
|Child Development & Psychology||51||NA|
|Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology||43||NA|
|Natural Resources Conservation||39||NA|
|International Relations & National Security||37||NA|
Learn more about the majors offered at Colgate University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.
Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.
In 2019-2020, 2,940 students took at least one online class at Colgate University. This is an increase from the 0 students who took online classes the previous year.
|Year||Took at Least One Online Class||Took All Classes Online|
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*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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