Colgate University

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Colgate University, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Hamilton, NY, a predominately rural area. There are around 3,300 students enrolled each year at Colgate University.

Most of the students that got into this school got an SAT score in the range of 1330 - 1500, or got accepted with an ACT composite score between 31 - 34. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Colgate University average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.82 - 3.96. The acceptance rate of this school is considered highly competitive, with only 20 percent of those who applied applicants on average being admitted. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Colgate University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Colgate University was reported as 22.6% in Fall 2020 with over 9,950 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 31 - 34
  • Average GPA: 3.82 - 3.96

How Hard Is It to Get into Colgate University?

Applicant Selectivity: High

Colgate University has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Colgate University has been on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 28.8%
  • 2017-2018: 28.1%
  • 2018-2019: 24.9%
  • 2019-2020: 22.6%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 23.3%

How Does Colgate University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Colgate University is more than 100% lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Morrisville State College74.9%
Hamilton College16.4%
Cazenovia College93.7%
Utica College86.8%
SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica-Rome69.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Colgate University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading660 - 730
Math670 - 770
Total Score1330 - 1500
ACT®Score Range
English31 - 35
Math28 - 32
Composite Score31 - 34
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