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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.

Beyond the classroom...with dolphins
Extending Classroom Learning
Spanish Debate Club in Colombia
Seniors Receive Watson Fellowships


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.

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.

Musical Groups
Arts in the University News
Art and Art History
Past Theater Productions

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.

Shining light on Chemistry
Students launch online course
Grant supports science of mind reading
Meet the Faculty

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 Center for Language Study

Heart of Campus The Quad

The Academic Quad is the core of the academic experience at Colgate, serving as a gathering place, study space, and source of exceptional beauty.

Tour the Quad
Campus Map
Academic Departments

Robust Scientific Resources Natural 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.

Work Directly With Faculty
Research Stories
Health Sciences
Colgate Greenhouse


With a 9:1 student-faculty ratio, our students are pursuing their intellectual passions in close contact with field-leading experts.
Professor Peter Balakian listens to a student's response in class

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.


Interdisciplinary Education

Barbara Regenspan speaks while sitting with a circle of students.
The core curriculum is the foundation for a student's academic experience, which can take many forms.

Undergraduate Research

Professor Engda Hagos supervises a student working with samples under a lab hood.
Students work directly with faculty members on graduate-level research projects that often result in co-authored academic papers.

Success After Colgate

Graduating seniors in caps and gowns on Commencement weekend
Our highly skilled career services staff, professional networks, and pre-professional programs help students prepare for the future.