Skip to Main Content
Overall School Rating
50 Ratings

4.5 out of 5 Stars

31
18
2 Stars
0
1 Star
0

50 Student Reviews

Sort by

“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
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

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

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Admissions

Common.

Graduation Year

2005 or earlier

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

2 required core classes, taught by a variety of faculty members in many different departments. 2 other core classes required, each has many options to choose from. additional distribution requirement, 2 courses each from natural sciences, social sciences, and the humanities. Each major requires ~9 courses. Faculty easily accesible for advising, able to see your advisor or other faculty members as well. With essentially no graduate students, undergrads have plenty of research opportunities, some departments require a research project senior year. Grading is very fair but no grade inflation exists.

Quality of Life

The rural setting makes Colgate and the village of hamilton become a great community. Great facilities, the university has a firm committment to renovations and upgrades (newly rebuilt library, fitness center, campus center as examples). Low crime, very safe campus.

Admissions

Unique application questions, including essays. No interview required. Early decision option available (binding). Excellent financial aid.

Graduation Year

2005 or earlier

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

General core requirements, major degree requirements, advising, small class sizes, very accessible professors, opportunity to study abroad, heavy workload.

Quality of Life

Various housing opportunities, beautifully-maintained campus grounds, new library facilities, safe community environment, reasonable living costs, friendly community relations.

Admissions

Application process, essay, Common Application, early decision/early action and regular decision, financial aid.

Graduation Year

2005 or earlier

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

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

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

“”
Uppers Downers Comments Would You Recommend

Academics Quality of Life Admissions Level Graduation Year