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With undergraduate enrollment well under 3,000 the student body at Colgate University is a tight-knit, if not entirely cohesive, community of preppy achievers.
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- Full name: Colgate University
- Location: Hamilton
- Founded: 1819
- Tuition: $46,380
- Setting: College Town
- Public/Private: Private
- Selectivity: More Selective
- % Applications Admitted: 29%
- Undergraduates: 2,890
- Graduates: 10
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Colgate University is located on a 515-acre campus in Hamilton, New York, complete with another thousand acres of undeveloped forest. This private, liberal arts college has a 30% computer-to-student ratio, and in-between semesters in 2010 a new campus wireless system (ARUBA) was installed, expanding Wi-Fi access throughout most of the university and residence halls.
That same year Colgate replaced Blackboard with Moodle as its course management system of choice. Despite being on the cutting edge of implementing the use of new technologies, Colgate is still old-fashioned in one important way: the
campus is still primarily heated by a boiler that burns wood chips! It gets its electricity, however, from hydroelectric power generated by Niagara Falls.
According to Colgate’s Computer Science departmental website, Colgate was among the first colleges to introduce an independent computer science program. CS student life is also one of the most active among CS departments in the nation. Colgate’s CS Club has hosted Google Code Jam, and last fall, a team of students finished second overall in the Northeast North America Regional Competition of the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest.
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