About Colgate University
On Campus Housing
A private university by the name of Colgate University is located in Hamilton, NY. The university covers an area of 575 acres. In 1819, Colgate University was founded. The motto of the Colgate University is Deo ac Veritati (Latin) and its official colors are maroon and white. In addition to over 2,994 undergraduate students, CU also boasts of over 8 students in its postgraduate courses, taking the total enrollment to over 3,002. The school has an academic staff of 355 (2018) who teach various courses to the students. Colgate University is home to an ethnically diverse student body. At CU around 65% are white, 10% are Non-resident alien, and 9% belong to Hispanic ethnicity. Further, around 100% of the students are 24 and under. When it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 55% of the students are females and 45% are males. The college has produced several notable alumni including John Cassavetes (Television director, Film Producer), Charles Evans Hughes (Judge, Politician), Andy Rooney (Commentator, Journalist), and Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. (Politician) in its 201 years of existence. The school believes in the all-round growth of the students and, hence encourages students to take part in several sporting activities, conducted inside the campus. Students taking admission here will notice that the university boasts of a decent sports infrastructure. At CU, 78 undergraduate and graduate-level programs, including both residential and online, are offered to the students. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.), and MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education). The total endowment of the Colgate University is around $950 million (2019).
It becomes easier for the aspirants to apply to a university and have their doubts regarding the same cleared if the university has a ranking. Considered one of the best publications when it comes to ranking universities, Forbes has placed Colgate University at the 46th position on the latest list of top colleges. However, it is to be noted that the rankings are decided based on common metrics like acceptance rate, endowment, benefits, and SAT scores, among others.
Annual Cost to Attend
Average Annual Cost
Tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure are the next two things that a student should keep in mind before applying to CU. The full-time cost of attendance is approximately $75,015 per year. The average annual tuition cost ($58,045), books and supplies ($1,100), room and boarding ($14,540), and budget for other expenses ($1,330) are all included in this cost. For students seeking financial assistance, the university offers a number of options.
Highest Degree Offered
36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
Median Household Income
$81,702 per year
Campus Emergency Phones
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
The university offers on-campus housing facilities to the students who wish to stay on the campus. A candidate will be needed to pay a normal expense of $14,540 per year for living on campus. The average meal plan at CU costs around $7,240 a year. Notably, students at the varsity get to choose from various dining and meal plan options as well. To ensure the safety and security of students, the university has a number of campus safety and security measures in place. Some of these features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. There are around 45% male and 55% female students enrolled at the university.
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants
Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants
The financial aid department of Colgate University helps students by assisting them with scholarships, grants, and student loans in the event that they find the fees and the cost of living at the campus to be expensive. The average federal grant that comes from the university is around $6,072, whereas the financial aid is $46,527. The students at the university are provided with state aid and institutional aid. The state aid stands at $4,434, while the institutional aid is $46,527. The total need-based scholarships/grants offered at CU based on students' financial needs add up to $51,375,777 per year. Meanwhile, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants in a year come to around $1,339,823.