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Learning Worldwide Off-Campus Study

Year after year, Colgate ranks among the top baccalaureate institutions for the number of students who study abroad.

Off-Campus Study a Priority
Extending Classroom Learning
Interfaith Efforts Go Global
Seniors Receive Watson Fellowships
THOUGHT LEADERS VISIT CAMPUS
Preparing our students to be the thought leaders of the future requires both an intensive classroom experience, and exposure to field-leading academic figures, such as Neil deGrasse Tyson, outside of the classroom.
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Fostering Creative Expression The Arts

Develop your style and artistic talents while engaging in a critical dialogue on the arts and the manners in which they impact society.

Art and Art History
Past Theater Productions
Musical Groups
University Arts in the News
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Student-Faculty Collaboration Undergraduate Research

With a student-faculty ratio of 9:1, no TAs, and typically fewer than ten graduate students per semester, there are many opportunities for you to contribute to high-level research early and often as undergraduate.

Featured on PBS
What Makes Memory Stick?
Exploring Bitcoin
Meet the Faculty
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Resources for Success Student Scholars

Our students have access to a wealth of information and resources to support scholarly pursuits of every variety.

Writing Center
University Libraries
Digital Learning and Media Center
Keck Humanities Resource Center
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Heart of Campus The Quad

The Academic Quad symbolizes so much of what is important about Colgate and serves as a central gathering place for the campus community.

Visit our Academic Departments
Center for Women's Studies
Stop by the Registrar's Office
Tour the Quad
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Robust Scientific Resources Strength in Sciences

Students and faculty are utilizing technology inside and outside the classroom to enhance learning, as well as to share the knowledge they create with others.

Working Directly With Faculty
Real-world Applications
Observing the Aurora Borealis
High-level Funding

Academics

With a 9:1 student-faculty ratio, our students are pursuing their intellectual passions in close contact with field-leading experts.
Professor Beth Parks works with students on a lesson in the physics lab.

Majors and Minors

Colgate offers 54 majors that provide students with a wide variety of options to build the foundation they need for success in any future pursuit.

VIEW MAJORS AND MINORS


Student sitting in a chair on top of a classroom table as Professor Ian Helfant teaches.

Interdisciplinary Education

The core curriculum is the foundation for a student's academic experience, which can take many forms.


Professor Engda Hagos supervises a student working with samples under a lab hood.

Undergraduate Research

Students work directly with faculty members on graduate-level research projects that often result in co-authored academic papers.


Graduating seniors in caps and gowns on Commencement weekend

Success After Colgate

Our highly skilled career services staff, professional networks, and pre-professional programs help students prepare for the future.