Colgate University - Bachelor's Degree

Colgate University is located in the rural village of Hamilton Village in upstate New York. Colgate has a campus of 575 acres, and owns an additional 1,100 acres of undeveloped surrounding forest land.

  • Average Tuition USD 49,970

School Description

Colgate University was originally named Madison University, however in 1890 the university changed it's name in recognition of the Colgate family and it's gifts to the school. In fact, James B. Colgate, a son of William Colgate, created a $1,000,000 endowment named the Dodge Memorial Fund.

Bachelor Programs

  • Colgate University, Hamilton, NY 13346, USA

    American Studies

    USD 49,650 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the history, society, politics, culture, and economics of one or more of the Hispanic peoples of the North and South American Continents outside Canada and the United States, including the study of the Pre-Columbian period and the flow of immigrants from other societies.

  • Colgate University, Hamilton, NY 13346, USA

    Anthropology

    USD 49,650 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human beings, their antecedents and related primates, and their cultural behavior and institutions, in comparative perspective. Includes instruction in biological/physical anthropology, primatology, human paleontology and prehistoric archeology, hominid evolution, anthropological linguistics, ethnography, ethnology, ethnohistory, socio-cultural anthropology, psychological anthropology, research methods, and applications to areas such as medicine, forensic pathology, museum studies, and international affairs.

  • Colgate University, Hamilton, NY 13346, USA

    Art History

    USD 49,650 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the study of the historical development of art as social and intellectual phenomenon, the analysis of works of art, and art conservation. Includes instruction in the theory of art, art history research methods, connoisseurship, the preservation and conservation of works of art, and the study of specific periods, cultures, styles, and themes.

  • Colgate University, Hamilton, NY 13346, USA

    Biology

    USD 49,650 Tuition Fee

    A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.

  • Colgate University, Hamilton, NY 13346, USA

    Chemistry

    USD 49,650 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of the composition and behavior of matter, including its micro- and macro-structure, the processes of chemical change, and the theoretical description and laboratory simulation of these phenomena.

  • Colgate University, Hamilton, NY 13346, USA

    Computer Science

    USD 49,650 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on computer theory, computing problems and solutions, and the design of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific perspective. Includes instruction in the principles of computational science, computer development and programming, and applications to a variety of end-use situations.

  • Colgate University, Hamilton, NY 13346, USA

    Cultural Studies

    USD 49,650 Tuition Fee

    An interdisciplinary program that focuses on the analysis and critique of culture in its varied forms, including values, ideas, belief systems, and expressive acts, and the relationship between cultural forms, everyday life, and structures of power. Includes instruction in anthropology, communications, history, literary studies, philosophy, political economy, and sociology, as well as recent theories and methodologies such as semiotics, deconstruction, postcolonial studies, gender theory, and ethnography.

  • Colgate University, Hamilton, NY 13346, USA

    Economics

    USD 49,650 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of the production, conservation and allocation of resources in conditions of scarcity, together with the organizational frameworks related to these processes. Includes instruction in economic theory, micro- and macroeconomics, comparative economic systems, money and banking systems, international economics, quantitative analytical methods, and applications to specific industries and public policy issues.

  • Colgate University, Hamilton, NY 13346, USA

    Education

    USD 49,650 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the theory and practice of learning and teaching, and related research, administrative and support services.

  • Colgate University, Hamilton, NY 13346, USA

    English

    USD 49,650 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the structure and use of the English language and dialects, speech, writing, and various aspects of the literatures and cultures of the English-speaking peoples.

  • Colgate University, Hamilton, NY 13346, USA

    English Literature

    USD 49,650 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the English language, including its history, structure and related communications skills; and the literature and culture of English-speaking peoples.

  • Colgate University, Hamilton, NY 13346, USA

    Environmental Studies

    USD 49,650 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on environment-related issues using scientific, social scientific, or humanistic approaches or a combination. Includes instruction in the basic principles of ecology and environmental science and related subjects such as policy, politics, law, economics, social aspects, planning, pollution control, natural resources, and the interactions of human beings and nature.

  • Colgate University, Hamilton, NY 13346, USA

    Film Studies

    USD 49,650 Tuition Fee

    A program in the visual arts that focuses on the study of the history, development, theory, and criticism of the film/video arts, as well as the basic principles of film making and film production.

  • Colgate University, Hamilton, NY 13346, USA

    Fine Arts

    USD 49,650 Tuition Fee

    Any instructional program in fine arts and art studies not listed above.

  • Colgate University, Hamilton, NY 13346, USA

    Gender Studies

    USD 49,650 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the defined areas, regions, and countries of the world; defined minority groups within and across societies; and issues relevant to collective gender and group experience.

  • Colgate University, Hamilton, NY 13346, USA

    History

    USD 49,650 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the study and interpretation of past events, institutions, issues, and cultures.

  • Colgate University, Hamilton, NY 13346, USA

    International Relations

    USD 49,650 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of international politics and institutions, and the conduct of diplomacy and foreign policy. Includes instruction in international relations theory, foreign policy analysis, international law and organization, the comparative study of specific countries and regions, and the theory and practice of diplomacy.

  • Colgate University, Hamilton, NY 13346, USA

    Languages

    USD 49,650 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on language, language development, and relationships among languages and language groups from a humanistic and/or scientific perspective. Includes instruction in subjects such as psycholinguistics, behavioral linguistics, language acquisition, sociolinguistics, mathematical and computational linguistics, grammatical theory and theoretical linguistics, philosophical linguistics, philology and historical linguistics, comparative linguistics, phonetics, phonemics, dialectology, semantics, functional grammar and linguistics, language typology, lexicography, morphology and syntax, orthography, stylistics, structuralism, rhetoric, and applications to artificial intelligence.

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    Mathematics

    USD 49,650 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the analysis of quantities, magnitudes, forms, and their relationships, using symbolic logic and language. Includes instruction in algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

  • Colgate University, Hamilton, NY 13346, USA

    Media Studies

    USD 49,650 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on how messages in various media are produced, used, and interpreted within and across different contexts, channels, and cultures, and that prepare individuals to apply communication knowledge and skills professionally.

  • Colgate University, Hamilton, NY 13346, USA

    Music

    USD 49,650 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the knowledge and skills associated with personal music appreciation, the playing of a musical instrument, singing or recreational composition. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

  • Colgate University, Hamilton, NY 13346, USA

    Neuroscience

    USD 49,650 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the interdisciplinary scientific study of the molecular, structural, physiologic, cognitive, and behavioral aspects of the brain and nervous system. Includes instruction in molecular and cellular neuroscience, brain science, anatomy and physiology of the central nervous system, molecular and biochemical bases of information processing, behavioral neuroscience, biology of neuropsychiatric disorders, and applications to the clinical sciences and biomedical engineering.

  • Colgate University, Hamilton, NY 13346, USA

    Philosophy

    USD 49,650 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on ideas and their logical structure, including arguments and investigations about abstract and real phenomena. Includes instruction in logic, ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, metaphysics, symbolism, and history of philosophy, and applications to the theoretical foundations and methods of other disciplines.

  • Colgate University, Hamilton, NY 13346, USA

    Physics

    USD 49,650 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of matter and energy, and the formulation and testing of the laws governing the behavior of the matter-energy continuum. Includes instruction in classical and modern physics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, mechanics, wave properties, nuclear processes, relativity and quantum theory, quantitative methods, and laboratory methods.

  • Colgate University, Hamilton, NY 13346, USA

    Political Science

    USD 49,650 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of political institutions and behavior. Includes instruction in political philosophy, political theory, comparative government and politics, political parties and interest groups, public opinion, political research methods, studies of the government and politics of specific countries, and studies of specific political institutions and processes.

  • Colgate University, Hamilton, NY 13346, USA

    Psychology

    USD 49,650 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the scientific study of the behavior of individuals, independently or collectively, and the physical and environmental bases of mental, emotional, and neurological activity.

  • Colgate University, Hamilton, NY 13346, USA

    Religious Education

    USD 49,650 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the theory and practice of providing educational services to members of faith communities, within the context of a particular religion, and that prepares individuals to serve as religious educators. Includes instruction in planning and teaching lessons, organizing and supervising instructional activities, designing and developing instructional materials, and administering religious education programs and facilities.

  • Colgate University, Hamilton, NY 13346, USA

    Sociology

    USD 49,650 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human social institutions and social relationships. Includes instruction in social theory, sociological research methods, social organization and structure, social stratification and hierarchies, dynamics of social change, family structures, social deviance and control, and applications to the study of specific social groups, social institutions, and social problems.

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Rankings

  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking 55
  • US News (Liberal Arts)
    US News (Liberal Arts) 12
  • Forbes (USA)
    Forbes (USA) 42

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 2.50
  • Minimum SAT 1900
  • Minimum ACT 28

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    Other Information

    Established in 1819

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    Within Colgate University, the number 13 is considered a lucky number. The university has a senior honor society consisting of 13 men and 13 women.

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          • Testimony
            1976-1980, Bachelor of Arts (BA), Liberal Arts and Sciences

            Individualized atttentionThis small liberal arts college gave me a great education as a Chemistry Major and a personal relationship with my porfessors.

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            1991-1996, Bachelor's Degree, Political Science

            Serious Academics, Serious FunI spent some time at Colgate while in high school and instantly fell in love with the campus and its promise of the classic liberal arts experience. My time as both a student and an alumnus have been very rewarding. I made valuable friendships with professors and classmates while at school, and new friends long afterwards. 'Tis a great institution worthy of its sons and daughters.

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            1966-1970, AB, English, Political Science (with honors)

            Broad Liberal Arts Education on a Beautiful CampusColgate has become an exceptional, small liberal arts campus where you can explore your interests and get to know the faculty and your classmates as friends. Whatever your interests, Colgate teaches critical thinking and exposes you to classical learning through the Core curriculum--the basis for success in any field. Also, Colgate students know how to have fun--whether through the many clubs or intercollegiate sports. Colgate is a wonderful place to spend your college years.