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IPEDS ID: 190099
OPE ID: 00270100
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Colgate University
13 Oak Dr, Hamilton, New York 13346-1398
General information:  (315) 228-1000
Website:  www.colgate.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Campus setting:  Town: Distant
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  2,890 (2,882 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  9 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
9%
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2016Full timePart time
Total faculty3197
Instructional3197
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
Tuition and fees$48,175$49,970$51,955$53,9803.9%
Books and supplies$1,040$1,240$1,240$1,040-16.1%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$11,970$12,570$13,075$13,5203.4%
Other$1,220$1,020$1,020$1,32029.4%
Total Expenses2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
On Campus$62,405$64,800$67,290$69,8603.8%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2017-2018
Tuition$53,650
Fees$330
  • "Other expenses" are estimated non-billed costs for personal expenses and transportation.
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition planX
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid143356%————
Grant or scholarship aid37949%$16,045,756$42,337
Federal grants11315%$614,890$5,442
Pell grants11315%$494,890$4,380
Other federal grants304%$120,000$4,000
State/local government grant or scholarships506%$148,995$2,980
Institutional grants or scholarships37749%$15,281,871$40,535
Student loan aid21528%$1,494,946$6,953
Federal student loans20126%$717,552$3,570
Other student loans355%$777,394$22,211
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid11,33847%$55,978,299$41,837
Pell grants34612%$1,508,511$4,360
Federal student loans78227%$3,597,798$4,601
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2013-20142014-20152015-2016
Average net price$21,649$21,741$22,463
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2013-20142014-20152015-2016
$0 – $30,000$12,034$13,472$6,892
$30,001 – $48,000$7,950$6,466$6,086
$48,001 – $75,000$13,384$14,080$17,589
$75,001 – $110,000$19,989$22,993$21,082
$110,001 and more$38,257$38,052$42,628
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2016
Total enrollment2,890
Undergraduate enrollment2,882
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment15
Graduate enrollment8
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 99%
Part-time: 1%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 45%
Female: 55%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 4%
Black or African American: 5%
Hispanic/Latino: 9%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 66%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%
Non-resident alien: 9%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 100%
25 and over: 0%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 23%
Out-of-state: 63%
Foreign countries: 10%
Unknown: 4%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2015.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 13%
Part-time: 88%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: -1%
Enrolled in some distance education: -1%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: -1%
Enrolled in some distance education: -1%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
Undergraduate application fee (2017-2018): $60
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2016
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants8,3943,8364,558
Percent admitted29%27%30%
Percent admitted who enrolled32%32%31%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2016 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT36247%
ACT40453%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading640720
SAT Math650740
ACT Composite3033
ACT English3135
ACT Math2833
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores are required only for non-native English speaking students who do not study at a secondary school where English is the primary language of instruction. These scores must be sent from an official testing agency.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 94%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015 and Returned in Fall 2016
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 97 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2016.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 90%
Transfer-out rate: 9%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 90%
6-year: 92%
8-year: 93%
[Began in Fall 2010]
4-year: 85%
6-year: 90%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2008 or Fall 2010
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 89%
Female: 91%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 100%
Asian: 91%
Black or African American: 83%
Hispanic/Latino: 88%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 100%
White: 90%
Two or more races: 100%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 89%
Non-resident alien: 90%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures provide the 6-year and 8-year award-completion rates after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, subsequently transferred out of the institution, or status unknown. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2008
Award and enrollment rate:
[First-time]
Received award in 6 years: 92%
Received award in 8 years: 93%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 0%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 3%
[Non-first-time]
Received award in 6 years: 100%
Received award in 8 years: 100%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 0%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 0%
  • Institution did not enroll part-time entering undergraduates.
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2016-2017
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMaster
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
American Indian/Native American Studies1-
Area Studies, Other3-
Asian Studies/Civilization0-
Near and Middle Eastern Studies0-
Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies0-
Women's Studies5-
Category total9-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry10-
Biology/Biological Sciences, General31-
Molecular Biology24-
Neuroscience41-
Category total106-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science26-
Category total26-
Education
Biology Teacher Education-0
Earth Science Teacher Education-0
Education, General21-
English/Language Arts Teacher Education-0
History Teacher Education-0
Mathematics Teacher Education-1
Physics Teacher Education-0
Social Studies Teacher Education-1
Category total212
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General320
Category total320
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature0-
Chinese Language and Literature3-
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General2-
French Language and Literature3-
German Language and Literature1-
Japanese Language and Literature2-
Latin Language and Literature1-
Spanish Language and Literature16-
Category total28-
History
History, General51-
Category total51-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies0-
Category total0-
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General13-
Category total13-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology3-
Mathematics and Computer Science0-
Natural Sciences2-
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution28-
Category total33-
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science2-
Environmental Studies30-
Category total32-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy230
Philosophy and Religious Studies, General0-
Religion/Religious Studies10
Category total240
Physical Sciences
Astrophysics6-
Chemistry, General6-
Geology/Earth Science, General180
Physical Sciences1-
Physics, General13-
Category total440
Psychology
Psychology, General38-
Category total38-
Social Sciences
Anthropology7-
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics17-
Economics, General76-
Geography15-
International Relations and Affairs33-
Political Science and Government, General65-
Social Sciences, General3-
Sociology29-
Category total245-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General19-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General1-
Music, General2-
Category total22-
Grand total7242
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2015-2016
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 17
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $13,081
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 100%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2016-2017 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-FCSMenWomen
All Track Combined9489
Basketball1814
Field Hockey21
Football90
Golf9
Ice Hockey2721
Lacrosse5028
Rowing3042
Soccer3726
Softball19
Swimming and Diving1923
Tennis910
Volleyball17
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Middle States Commission on Higher Education1/1/1921 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations221
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations211
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape1294
Fondling212
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault002
Burglary29812
Motor vehicle theft200
Arson003
  • For (2014), Line (c) Rape needs to be changed from (12) to (10) because an input error for that year was discovered while inputting this years data. Our ASR stats showed the correct number of (10). For (2014), Line (d) Fondling needs to be changed from (2) to (4) because an input error for that year was discovered while inputting this years data. Our ASR stats showed the correct number of (4).
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape884
Fondling211
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault002
Burglary27810
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • For (2014), Line (c) Rape needs to be changed from (8) to (6) because an input error was discovered while inputting this years data. Our ASR stats shows the correct number of (6). For (2014), Line (d) Fondling needs to be changed from (2) to (4) because an input error was discovered while inputting this years data. Our ASR stats shows the correct number of (4).
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201420132012
Default rate1.5%1.0%2.6%
Number in default437
Number in repayment259287265
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)