Colgate University - A Top Liberal Arts School in Central New York

A Fusion of Art and Science The Arts

Whether you're interested in majoring in the arts, or just looking to refine your artistic side, Colgate's liberal arts curriculum can help support your creative endeavors wherever they may lead.

Professor Dewitt Godfrey’s Odin Fuses Art And Science
Construction Of New Center For Arts And Culture Approved
The Department Of Art And Art History

Outcomes matter Careers after Colgate

When you come to Colgate, you gain access to great teachers, the support of Career Services, and a strong alumni network.

Brookings ranks Colgate a national leader for value
Graduate success by major
Career exploration in photos
Support on campus and beyond

Academic Excellence Strong Academics

Students are challenged by a rich academic program throughout their four years. The core program is an integral part of this liberal arts education.

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Majors And Minors
Interdisciplinary Research
Faculty Spotlights

Visit Colgate Beautiful Campus

Colgate’s 575-acre campus is often called one of the most beautiful in the nation. It serves as a launchpad for students who take advantage of off-campus study groups, foreign language programs, faculty-led research trips, and volunteer missions.

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Compass The Colgate Scene

In the latest issue of the Colgate Scene, six professors point you in the direction of some of the most fascinating places on Earth.

Whistleblower Bill Lloyd '80 Solved "The $2.5 Billion Math Problem"
Canoeing With Ricky: Adventure In The Wilds Of Canada
Read More In The Spring 2015 Colgate Scene Magazine

Turning Thought Into Action Entrepreneurship

Colgate's Thought Into Action Entrepreneurship Institute helps students in the creation of for-profit and not-for-profit ventures through the power of alumni mentorship and the strength of a liberal arts education.

Colgate Entrepreneurs Fund 2015
Entrepreneurship In Video
E-Weekend 2015
Thought Into Action Entrepreneurship Institute
Entrepreneur Professional Network
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Faculty Expertise Faculty Expertise

Colgate faculty members are often consulted in regard to newsworthy topics of the day, and their scholarly work appears in the most-respected academic journals in the world.

Professor Peter Balakian: Renowned Armenian genocide scholar
Balakian's Los Angeles Times Op-ed
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Faculty Videos

Research Options Research Options

Engaging Speakers Engaging Speakers

Colgate has a proud tradition of being host to thought-provoking speakers. On Friday, March 27, Colgate welcomed Whoopi Goldberg to campus. Learn more about some of our recent events.

Global Leaders Lecture Series
Innovation and Disruption
Entrepreneur Weekend

MLK Celebration Diversity on campus

Colgate hosted a wide range of events throughout MLK Week to celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Speakers Reflect On Goals, Hopes, And Dreams of MLK
Keynote Speech By Kori Strother '15
Activist Shares Freedom Summer Stories
ALANA Serves As Key Cultural Center

Powerful Connections Success After Colgate

At Colgate, we consider the success of our alumni, young and old, to be one of our most prominent distinctions. Alumni from the Department of the Classics recently returned to campus to talk about how their majors have propelled them to success in both law school and in their legal careers.

Students Learn About Careers After The Classics
Success After Colgate Database
Distinguished Alumni
Career Services

The World Awaits Off-Campus Study

Colgate's off-campus programs offer a rich mixture of cultural experience and academic exploration. It's why more than two-thirds of our students study abroad before graduation.

Colgate Study Groups
#1 For Mid-Length Study Abroad
2014 Manchester Study Group Photos
2013 Turkey Interfaith Trip Photos

Student-Athletes Student-Athletes

Colgate’s NCAA Graduation Success Rate is 98 percent for a third year in a row, placing Raiders student-athletes fourth nationally in Division I.

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Division I Athletics At Colgate
What Recent Student-Athletes Are Now Doing
Awards Presented at the Golden 'Gates

Housing Options Residential Life

Colgate is a residential university with more than 90 percent of students living on campus. The tight-knit communities that emerge from living with your peers allow you to forge lifelong personal relationships.

Photos From First-year Residence Halls
Office of Residential Life
Mellon Sophomore Residential Seminars
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Impact of the Colgate Community The Power of You

Inspired by the power of the Colgate community, an anonymous donor has pledged $750K to Colgate if 13,813 alumni give by midnight on June 30.

The Power Of You And Your Contribution
Global Outreach
Making History
Collaborative Effort
Inspirational Character


Bring your sense of adventure Outdoor Education

Step outside your comfort zone and embrace a new challenge. Outdoor Education develops leadership and friendships amidst the natural beauty of Central New York.

Outdoor Education Programs
Video: Climbing At Red Rocks, Nevada
Video: Canoeing The Everglades
Photos: Spring Break In Arizona By Anna Heil '16

Conversation with Whoopi Goldberg
A home for artistic expression.
Reading for Histoire de Nègre
Close student-faculty collaboration in the classroom.
Expanding musical talents with Balinese gamelan.
Hennie Cabuhay '17 relaxes near Payne Creek.
2016ers: Spencer Serling, Zachary Lazow, Warren Dennis
Using lasers to analyze shell composition.
Therapy dogs help relieve exam stress.
A gorgeous walk onto campus.
Outdoor Education's Basecamp fosters friendships.
Chelsea Mohr '17 captures sunset from Case Library.
Alumni and families enjoyed Reunion 2015.