Colgate University
#278 Overall Influence#42 Desirability Rank

Colgate University

Private liberal arts college

About This School

How does this school stack up?

Colgate University is a private liberal arts college in Hamilton, New York. The college was founded in 1819 as the Baptist Education Society of the State of New York and operated under that name until 1823, when it was renamed Hamilton Theological and Literary Institution, often called Hamilton College , then Madison College , and its present name since 1890. Colgate now enrolls nearly 3,000 students in 56 undergraduate majors that culminate in a Bachelor of Arts degree. It is part of the Patriot League athletic conference.

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Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

9,716

Acceptance

25%

Graduation Rate

90%

Median SAT Score

1415

Median ACT Score

32

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$55,530

Fees (in-state)

$340

IncomeAverage Net Cost
0-30K$5,224
30K-48K$15,556
48K-75K$17,072
75K-110K$19,826
110K+$45,147

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$81,100

Employed

93%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

3K

Under-Grads

3K

Graduates

0K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

13 Oak Dr, Hamilton NY 13346-1398

What is Colgate University known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#123 World Rank #55 USA Rank
Literature
#246 World Rank #96 USA Rank
Philosophy
#219 World Rank #104 USA Rank
Religious Studies
#278 World Rank #127 USA Rank
Biology
#384 World Rank #130 USA Rank
Physics
#272 World Rank #151 USA Rank
Political Science
#352 World Rank #156 USA Rank
Anthropology
#381 World Rank #164 USA Rank
Computer Science
#326 World Rank #174 USA Rank
Education
#326 World Rank #180 USA Rank
History
#479 World Rank #183 USA Rank
Economics
#628 World Rank #184 USA Rank
Earth Sciences
#504 World Rank #185 USA Rank
Chemistry
#385 World Rank #197 USA Rank
Psychology
#564 World Rank #235 USA Rank
Sociology
#928 World Rank #336 USA Rank
Mathematics

Other areas of influence

#163 World Rank #118 USA Rank
Nursing
#230 World Rank #167 USA Rank
Communications
#232 World Rank #164 USA Rank
Business
#362 World Rank #182 USA Rank
Law
#420 World Rank #305 USA Rank
Criminal Justice
#427 World Rank #189 USA Rank
Medical
#499 World Rank #188 USA Rank
Engineering
#558 World Rank #319 USA Rank
Social Work

Influential People

Who are Colgate University's Most influential alumni?

Colgate University's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Literature, Nursing, and Religious Studies. Colgate University’s most academically influential people include Oswald Avery, William Valentine, and Richard B. Spencer.

Oswald Avery
Oswald Avery

Canadian-born American physician and medical researcher

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William Valentine
William Valentine

American educator

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Richard B. Spencer
Richard B. Spencer

American white supremacist

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Kevin Padian

American paleontologist

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Chris Hedges
Chris Hedges

American journalist

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John Cassavetes
John Cassavetes

American actor, film director, and screenwriter

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Harry Emerson Fosdick
Harry Emerson Fosdick

American pastor

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Charles Addams
Charles Addams

American cartoonist

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Ben Cohen
Ben Cohen

American businessman

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Andy Rooney
Andy Rooney

Writer, humorist, television personality

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Neil Shubin
Neil Shubin

American paleontologist

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Paul Mariani

American writer and academic

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