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 3,200 students enrolled each year at Colgate University.

Most of the students that got into this school got an SAT score in the range of 1270 - 1460, or got accepted with an ACT composite score between 30 - 32. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Colgate University average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.75 - 3.78. The acceptance rate of this school is considered highly competitive, with only 30 percent of those who applied applicants on average being admitted.

Overall Colgate University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Colgate University was reported as 26.4% in Fall 2013 with over 8,370 college 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: 30 - 32
  • Average GPA: 3.75 - 3.78

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 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Colgate University has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 31.5%
  • 2010-2011: 33.0%
  • 2011-2012: 29.4%
  • 2012-2013: 29.4%
  • 2013-2014: 26.4%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 28.9%

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 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Morrisville State College59.0%
Hamilton College27.2%
Cazenovia College78.0%
Utica College85.4%
SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica-Rome47.6%

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 Recommended

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Colgate University (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English30 - 34
Math28 - 33
Composite Score30 - 32
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