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Colgate University

Colgate University

Colgate University


Colgate University is a private liberal arts college in Hamilton, New York, USA. The school was founded in 1819 as a Baptist seminary and later became non-denominational. It is named for the Colgate family who greatly contributed to the university’s endowment in the 19th century.

Colgate has 51 undergraduate concentrations that culminate in a Bachelor of Arts degree. The student body comes from 49 states and 34 countries. In its 2009 edition, U.S. News and World Report ranked Colgate as the 19th best liberal arts college in the country. Colgate ranked 29th in the 2009 edition of “America’s Best Colleges” from Forbes.com.  It is also listed as one of thirty Hidden Ivies and as one of Newsweek’s “New Ivies”.

Colgate University is located in the rural village of Hamilton, New York. Colgate offers 51 undergraduate concentrations leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree, all of which are registered officially with the New York State Department of Education. The university also has a small graduate (Master of Arts) program for Education, which graduates 3-7 students each year. Colgate competes most commonly with Cornell, Dartmouth, Middlebury, and Georgetown for students.

Colgate University Rankings in 2010

Colgate University Tuition and Fees

Student charges for 2011-12 are:

Tuition: $42,625
Student activity fee: $295
Student health insurance †: $669
One-time transcript fee: $50

University Housing:

Traditional residence hall ††: $5,140
Broad Street houses: $5,440
University apartments or townhouses: $5,730

Meal Plan Options:

Premier Unlimited †††: $5,510
Classic Unlimited: $4,635
14 meal (per week): $4,635
10 meal (per week): $3,675

Personal expenses, including books:

$2,000 (estimated)

Total cost of attendance:

$55,570 (estimated)

Schools and College of Colgate University

Africana/Latin American Studies Humanities 
Art and Art History International Relations 
Asian Studies Japanese 
Astrogeophysics Latin
Astronomy/Physics Mathematical Economics
Biochemistry Mathematics
Biology Molecular Biology
Chemistry Music
Chinese Native American Studies
Classical Studies Natural Science
Computer Science Neuroscience
Computer Science/Mathematics Peace and Conflict Studies
Economics Philosophy
Educational Studies Philosophy and Religion
English Physical Science
Environmental Biology Physics
Environmental Economics Political Science
Environmental Geography Psychology
Environmental Geology Religion
Environmental Studies
French Russian Studies
Geography Social Sciences
Geology Sociology and Anthropology
German Spanish
Greek Theater
History Women’s Studies

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