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

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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
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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.

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Study Abroad Experience The World

These students explored Snowdonia National Park in Wales. Where will you take Colgate's globally focused curriculum? Our students head to every corner of the globe via the international and off-campus studies program.

International and Off-Campus Study
Colgate Provides Global Perspective
Student Blog About Research in Ethiopia
Alternative Breaks: Service Learning

Video: Winter At Colgate In 13 Seconds
Our campus always looks beautiful. See more from our series of 13-second videos.

Faculty Research Faculty Research

Whether it is in the classroom or the science center greenhouse, faculty conduct important research, often with undergraduate students playing significant roles.

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Latest Stories About Faculty Research
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Students Get To Work Closely With Faculty

Making A Difference Community Garden

Students make a difference on campus and in the community through volunteer work. Some students work in the university's community garden, a source of fresh produce for a local food pantry and for those visiting a campus farm stand.

Volunteers Help Relocate 'Educational' Garden
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Sustainability At Colgate
Ways To Volunteer

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.

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Success After Colgate Database
Distinguished Alumni
Career Services

A Lab In The Canopy The Colgate Scene

Professor Catherine Cardelús conducts her research by climbing 100 feet or more into the jungle canopy. What’s she looking for? Find out in the latest issue of The Colgate Scene.

Catherine Cardelus: A Lab In The Canopy
Sex Talk On Campus: Beyond Yes And No
Vic Walczak ’83 Fights For Civil Liberties
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MLK Celebration MLK Celebration

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

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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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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Interdisciplinary Research
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Alumni Offer Help Career Exploration

The innovative SophoMORE Connections program is just one way the university helps students explore career options.

Alumni Assist Sophomores
Colgate Alumni Network
Career Services
Success After Colgate Database

Clubs and Organizations Get Involved

There are many ways to be active on campus, whether it is participating in a Colgate's Got Talent competition or one of the many social and academic clubs that are available.

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Connect with friends at Frank Dining Hall.
SRS students traveled with their class to Austin, TX.
Learning Arabic in the renovated Keck Center.
Beyer-Small '76 Field is the new home of Colgate soccer!
Perform with passion in the University Theater.
Enjoying international cuisine at the Night Market, 2014.
Students coordinate $12,000 fundraiser for Make-a-Wish®.
Using lasers to analyze shell composition.
The Colgate Class of 2018 has arrived!
Sunset on campus, by Emma Newmann '18.
Outdoor Education's Basecamp fosters friendships.
Chelsea Mohr '17 captures sunset from Case Library.
2016ers: Spencer Serling, Zachary Lazow, Warren Dennis