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Sustaining Academic Excellence Tradition

We both cherish our roots and act as thought leaders of the 21st century. Our residential campus continues to offer a top education where students in small classes have direct access to both faculty and the latest technology.

University Traditions
Nation-leading Core Curriculum
Archive of the Oldest College Weekly
Innovation and Disruption

Ho Science Center Top-Notch Facilities

The Ho Science Center's modern research facilities promote graduate-level research experiences for Colgate's undergraduate student body.

Designing a New Athletic Facility
Downtown Art Center Proposed
Fitness Center's LEED Gold Certification
Lathrop Hall Renovated in 2013

Forbes Finds Hamilton Welcoming Community

The home of Colgate — Hamilton, N.Y. — was named one of America’s most friendly towns by Forbes magazine. That is not a surprise to students and alumni who frequent the restaurants and shops or visit the farmers market in the Village Green.

Forbes Highlights Hamilton
Discover Hamilton
"Slices" in Zagat
Colgate Bookstore

Clinton Visits Campus Worldwide Connections

The Kerschner Family Series Global Leaders program draws big-name speakers to campus. 

Global Leaders Program  
Hillary Clinton Visit
Richard Branson on Campus
Colin Powell at Colgate

Renowned President Colgate Leadership

Since becoming Colgate’s 16th president in 2010, Jeffrey Herbst has launched a transformational effort to build the university’s financial aid resources.

About Jeffrey Herbst
Strategic Planning
Innovation and Disruption in Higher Education
Board of Trustees

About Colgate

Colgate is a highly selective residential liberal arts institution distinguished by academic excellence and interdisciplinary inquiry.
Case Library at dusk

Championing the Liberal Arts

With small classes, a strong emphasis on faculty-student interaction, and a residential community valuing all forms of intellectual rigor, we help students become thoughtful, critical thinkers and perceptive leaders.

This means fostering diversity of thought and action by offering 54 majors and numerous minors founded in a Liberal Arts Core Curriculum that has been recognized as one of the most elegant in the country. At the same time, our students contribute to a vibrant campus culture that complements and expands on the knowledge created in our classrooms and labs.

Our Community

Students who attend Colgate immerse themselves in an environment filled with bright minds and great ambitions. Select an image below to learn more about our students, faculty, and alumni.
Ian Dwyer '14, president of the student organization The Game's Afoot
Faculty member Vijay Ramachandran
Yvonne Okoh Onyike '99 in her medical white coat

Mission Statement

Colgate's mission is to provide a demanding, expansive educational experience to a select group of diverse, talented, and intellectually sophisticated students who are capable of challenging themselves, their peers, and their teachers in a setting that brings together living and learning.

Colgate in 13 Seconds

Get a feel for everything Colgate has to offer with some snippets from every phase of Colgate life.