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“Colgate”
January 2018CURRENT STUDENT
Uppers

Fun school with good people. Professors are very smart and helpful.

Downers

Economics majors get very little practical knowledge. Town is very small.

Comments

If you can handle cold weather and are social this is a good school.

Would You Recommend

Yes

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

Core Classes, general requirements, degree requirements -- true liberal arts approach with excellent accessible professors

Quality of Life

Residential school -- great dorm and frat/sorority experience

Admissions

Common Application

Graduation Year

2005 or earlier

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

sMALL CLASSES (10 - 12)FACULTY VERY ACCESSIBLE A strong core program.

Quality of Life

A strong fraternity school at that time. No crime All students very happy often dinned with faculty and town residents

Admissions

Gi BILL

Graduation Year

2005 or earlier

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

small liberal arts college, small student facult ration, easy access to professors and advisors, studied abroad in France, tough but fair grading

Quality of Life

olf fashioned frshman dorms, decent fraternity housing, excellent library for the time, very safe rural campus, small town setting, great facilities

Admissions

traditional application (pre-common application) with essays

Graduation Year

2005 or earlier

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

The core classes are VERY valuable. I learned a ton in them and found them to be really customizable and interesting - you can pick a professor based on the discipline in which you want to take the core course.

Professors at Colgate are incredible. Because the town is so small, they're really accessible. Going to your professors' houses for dinner is common and a great part of extended-campus life.

Quality of Life

Colgate's campus is BEAUTIFUL. It is the epitome of a college campus and the "look" that I always dreamed of when thinking of college. Also, the students are happy. It's as simple as that - everyone wants to be there and embraces the Colgate experience.

Admissions

There is an additional essay that supplements the Common App essay. It's usually more challenging, but appears to give admissions a sense of who the student is as a person and how they think.

Graduation Year

2008

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

There are 2 years of CORE classes specializing in the liberal arts foundation and then two years of minor/major requirements. Class sizes were small 18-25; ample research opportunities exist. Professors are readily available and top notch.

Quality of Life

Hamilton is very affordable and there is a wonderful town/gown relationship. The town is entirely self contained and there is literally no need to leave town/compus. There is little, if any, crime and everyone seems very content and happy.

Admissions

Currently there is a common application process with unique essays; letters of recommendation. There is also ED1, ED2 and regular addmissions. The school prides itself on making a 4 year private education affordable and has robust work/study and financial aid opportunities. There are also limited merit scholarships available.

Graduation Year

2005 or earlier

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

Academics are exceptional at Colgate, the university follows a core curriculum that is based on mastering the liberal arts in the educational experience. Incoming students receive an advisor, who also teaches one of their first semester classes. The advisor will stay with the student until they chose their major and are allowed to chose a new one. This makes the advising more personal, as students can connect with their advisor. The professor are very accessible as well, with all of them having office hours, and the absence of teachers assistants in any department on campus.

Quality of Life

Colgate has an amazing quality of life in that everything is centralized in the quaint town of Hamilton, NY. The small town has little to no crime, and the residents are very friendly. The best part about the town is that everything is within walking distance form campus.

Admissions

The admission process for Colgate is very selective as it entails test scores, essays, and high school academic accomplishment. We have a very low acceptance rate and a high early decision rate, due to our prestige and success. Colgate uses the common application and gives financial aid as well as scholarships after the application process is through.

Level

2

Graduation Year

2014

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Quality of Life

Housing is guaranteed for all 4 years. Any and all facilities are in excellent condition. The library was built recently and is absolutely stunning, providing ample study space. Hamilton, NY is a very safe town, with the only "crimes" often being student violations. Overall, people are extremely happy!

Admissions

I transferred to Colgate, so my perspective is rather different. Colgate takes the Common App and does include a supplemental question. Interviews are optional. Colgate will meet 100% of need-based aid, and the average scholarship package is around $40,000 per year. Many students choose to enroll early decision/action, but many do regular decision as well.

Level

2

Graduation Year

2013

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

there are core classes to make sure you get a well-rounded liberal arts education, students are encouraged to spend a semester abroad - programs to England are probably the most popular, workload is heavy, professors are very friendly and have scheduled office hours for help

Quality of Life

Almost all students live in some type of on-campus housing, the library is recently renovated with a coffee shop and lots of study space, the neighborhood is rural so it feels like life at Colgate centers on the school

Admissions

essay questions, optional informational interview, early decision I and II available,uses the common application,awards financial aid to those with demonstrated need, some students selected for leadership program but no application for that

Graduation Year

2005 or earlier

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

Various intensive study abroad programs available, core requirements

Admissions

Essays, optional interviews, April Visit days, college fair representation, financial aid opportunities, early decision and regular dsecision.

Graduation Year

2005 or earlier

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