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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
4% growth from 2015
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
8,394 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
99% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
763 Graduates

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The median tuition at Colgate University is $51,635, which is $19,425 more than the national median tuition of $32,210.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,463.

In 2016, 47% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 27% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Colgate University received 8,394 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 3.78% annual decline. Out of those 8,394 applicants, 2,416 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 28.8% acceptance rate.

There were 2,890 students enrolled at Colgate University in 2016, and 47% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Colgate University has an overall enrollment yield of 31.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Colgate University has a total enrollment of 2,890 students. The full-time enrollment at Colgate University is 2,865 students and the part-time enrollment is 25. This means that 99% of students enrolled at Colgate University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Colgate University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 65.8% White, 9.2% Hispanic or Latino, 4.5% Black or African American, 3.7% Two or More Races, 3.67% Asian, 0.1% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 9.1% Non-resident Alien.

Students enrolled at Colgate University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (37.1%), followed by White Male (28.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.78%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (0.03%), followed by Black or African American Male (N/A) and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders Male (N/A).

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In 2016, 144 more women than men graduated from Colgate University. The majority of students graduating from Colgate University are White. These 590 graduates mean that there were 10.7 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 55 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Colgate University is General Economics with 83 graduates, followed by General Political Science & Government with 70 graduates and General English Language & Literature with 52 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Colgate University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Cultural & Gender Studies, with 33 graduates, followed by Philosophy and Religious Studies with 32 graduates and Social Sciences with 273 graduates.


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Colgate University has an endowment valued at nearly $892M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $48M (5.38%), compared to the 1.02% average return ($343,877 on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Colgate University had a total expenditure of $181M. Of that $181M, they spent $73.5M on salaries and $20M on benefits.

Colgate University employs 105 Professors, 74 Assistant professors, and 70 Associate professors. Most academics at Colgate University are Male Professors (68), Male Associate professors (43), and Female Assistant professors (40).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Colgate University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 120 employees, Service, with 106 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 93 employees.



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