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Colgate University

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1819
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 2,782
Environment: Rural
Endowment: $558,378,060
Admissions Address

13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, NY 13346

Website

http://www.colgate.edu

Admissions E-mail

admission@mail.colgate.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Most Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.6
Send application by: January 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Gary L. Ross
Admissions office telephone: (315) 228-7401
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: January 15
Decision sent by: April 1
Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Send application by: November 15
 
Decision sent by: December 15
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $55
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Tuition deposit: $500 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: None
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Lab 2 3
Foreign language 3 4
Social studies 2 2
History 1 3
Academic electives 0 0
Total academic units 16 20

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: February 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: February 1
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Most Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 28%
Early-decision acceptance rate: 52%
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 26%
Total applicants: 7,873
Total acceptances: 2,217
Total freshman enrollment: 745
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 44%
Male applicants: 3,622
Male acceptances: 998
Male freshman enrollment: 328
 
Female applicants: 4,251
Female acceptances: 1,219
Female freshman enrollment: 417
Out-of-state freshmen: 70%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 1,190
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 579
Students enrolled from waiting list: 5

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 68%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 93%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 100%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 37%
Average high school GPA: 3.6
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 99%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 84%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 620 – 720
Math: 640 – 710
Combined: 1260 – 1430

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 35.0% 41.0%
600-699 50.0% 48.0%
500-599 12.0% 10.0%
400-499 3.0% 1.0%
300-399 N/A N/A
200-299 N/A N/A

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 16%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 27 – 32
Math: 28 – 33
Composite: 28 – 32

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 61.0% 61.0% 50.0%
24-29 33.0% 32.0% 39.0%
18-23 6.0% 6.0% 8.0%
12-17 N/A 1.0% 3.0%
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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