OUS represents a community of scholars. Those who are a part of the OUS family are selected because they have demonstrated exceptional intellect, creativity, and determination.
We recognize that not all high school students have had access to comparable academic and co-curricular resources. Nevertheless, many of our prospective students make significant achievements with access to minimal resources, or in the face of significant challenges.
OUS exists so that these talented individuals are fully prepared to take advantage of everything the university has to offer.
We also oversee Colgate's participation in the New York State Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP)
, which is open to residents of New York State who meet the economic guidelines set by the state Education Department at the time of admission.