Hamilton, NY
Colgate University


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Recent Reviews

Jaanvi
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Colgate has good facilities, provides a solid education, and has students that are passionate about various issues. However, ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Colgate has good facilities, provides a solid education, and has students that are passionate about various issues. However, it does have a diversity problem, and some of the attending students are less intelligent than others. Overall, if taken advantage of, the multidisciplinary education and the professors are great resources, and the alumni connections in certain fields can take one far.

Hayley
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Colgate University is a grade A scam. Orientation consists of overdone icebreakers and hokey speeches, whose calls to be more...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Colgate University is a grade A scam. Orientation consists of overdone icebreakers and hokey speeches, whose calls to be more welcoming and inclusive fall on deaf ears. The students are aloof, unfriendly, and uncaring. If you're not a rich guy or girl dressed to the nines, you're left behind. Students with mental illnesses have to surrender their privacy and freedom to the scumbag administration that purports to care about them, but doesn't. The counseling center is also sub-par. If even the slightest thing goes wrong, counselors will badger you to go to the hospital. And once you're discharged, you're booted out and would have to go through needless rigamarole to get back in. Colgate University is a school that puts its reputation at the expense of the most vulnerable students and fosters a toxic culture among the student body.

Shoshi
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is fine. There are people who are classist, sexist, and racist. There are many problems on campus. But academics are good,...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is fine. There are people who are classist, sexist, and racist. There are many problems on campus. But academics are good, and the campus is beautiful. There are always things going on. There is also a lot of apathetic white people who only care about themselves and money.

John
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Colgate is an academically intensive university where schoolwork takes priority. Although located in a tiny rural town of 3,0...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Colgate is an academically intensive university where schoolwork takes priority. Although located in a tiny rural town of 3,000, I never feel like there's nothing to do. Between school, an on-campus, job, and extracurricular events I'm always busy. The science program is extremely rigorous, but attentive faculty and great facilities are always reliable resources.

Erin
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I couldn't be happier with all the amazing opportunities to get involved at Colgate. Though it is a small school, there's def...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I couldn't be happier with all the amazing opportunities to get involved at Colgate. Though it is a small school, there's definitely something for everyone here. Another great thing about Colgate is the alumnae - they're always reaching out to current students or coming to campus to recruit for jobs and internships. Career Services really puts an emphasis on bringing great alums, speakers, and recruiters to campus, and I feel comfortable that my Colgate degree will help me get a job after graduation. If anything, I wish the tuition price wasn't as steep. Colgate is committed to meeting 100% of demonstrated financial need, but this isn't always enough for every student. Most students come from upper class backgrounds, so it can be a financial struggle for families of less fortunate socioeconomic backgrounds.

Morgan
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I really love Colgate University. While I'm only a first year, the campus environment is very welcoming. Everyone is nice if ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I really love Colgate University. While I'm only a first year, the campus environment is very welcoming. Everyone is nice if you're willing to step out of your world a little bit and engage in the incredibly worldly community that is Colgate. I've never had such passionate professors, or supportive friends, in my life. While the winters are frigid, they're magical. The campus is beautiful. And if you're friendly with the dining hall staff, the food doesn't have to be so bad.

Cindy
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Colgate is a very good place to be if you enjoy letting out your ideas and take in others. Small class sizes (usually 28 and ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Colgate is a very good place to be if you enjoy letting out your ideas and take in others. Small class sizes (usually 28 and less) is a plus in addition to super caring professors who are there to help you succeed. The campus is absolutely beautiful. Campus dorm and food may not be the best.

Maggie
What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I knew more about the social scene. It's not the kind of school with a culture that emphasizes relationships, but is m...

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I knew more about the social scene. It's not the kind of school with a culture that emphasizes relationships, but is more oriented towards casual relationships. Alcohol is also very prevalent which is something that I didn't realize before going.

Alexandria
What are the academics like at your school?

My professor knows my name, where I live and many of my hobbies. My favorite class was academic persuasions because I got to ...

What are the academics like at your school?

My professor knows my name, where I live and many of my hobbies. My favorite class was academic persuasions because I got to know my professor really well. My least favorite so far is Core China because it is a lot of reading. The women's studies department is so active and has brown bags( free food and lecture) every Tuesday and Thursday. They're riveting.

What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

I don't know about stereotypes but people often assume everyone at Colgate is preppy. I will say that on the surface, it does happen sometimes, but the people who break the mold are so admired and loved. Personality wise, preppy could be the farthest thing from the truth.

Aidan
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The one tradition we have is walking of the hill following the Konosioni(honors group) with torches and walking back down our...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The one tradition we have is walking of the hill following the Konosioni(honors group) with torches and walking back down our senior year at commencement.

What are the academics like at your school?

My professors go out of their way to know my name. My favorite class is Creative Non-fiction, which was my Freshmen seminar. I really got to learn interesting things about the art of writing and the leading professor was is passionate about what she teaches. My least favorite is Economics. many of the intro professors make the topic seem dull but it isn't at all. Students study hard and party hard. We learn to have a good balance. Studying is usually done Monday-Friday at night in my group. People study all over campus. There are so many good spots for different types. Most times class participation is required and encouraged. Most people don't mind because they like having their voice heard and contribute. Student's definitely have intellectual conversation outside class coupled with lots of humor. The most unique class I have ever taken is Creative non-fiction because people never expect non-fiction to be creative, but you would be amazed see how much art goes into a memoir. Most advising professors will invite advisees over for dinner with no reluctance. The academic requirements may seem restricting but most kids come in thinking they know what they want until Colgate pushes them outside their comfort zone. At Colgate, you find your calling not just a job. The education is definitely diverse enough to ay that it is geared to learning for the sake of learning. It is up to the individual to decide what path to choose.

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  • 2,890
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  • $46,380
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  • 29%

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