Colgate University

Private, Four-years School Located in Hamilton, NY

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How much is the Colgate tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Colgate's tuition & fees is $67,024.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $86,384 when a student lives on-campus.

Colgate Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$67,024
Books & Supplies Costs$1,524
On-campus Room & Board$16,106
On-campus Expenses$1,730
2023-2024 Projection
Tuition & Fees$64,290

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Colgate for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $297,837 at Colgate. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $376,912. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $139,825.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$69,874$88,452$32,830
Sophomore (2024-25)$72,846$92,196$34,209
Junior (2025-26)$75,944$96,098$35,645
Senior (2026-27)$79,173$100,166$37,142
4 Years Total$297,837$376,912$139,825
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$72,846$92,196$34,209
Sophomore (2025-26)$75,944$96,098$35,645
Junior (2026-27)$79,173$100,166$37,142
Senior (2027-28)$82,540$104,406$38,701
4 Years Total$310,503$392,865$145,696
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$75,944$96,098$35,645
Sophomore (2026-27)$79,173$100,166$37,142
Junior (2027-28)$82,540$104,406$38,701
Senior (2028-29)$86,050$108,825$40,326
4 Years Total$323,707$409,494$151,814
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$79,173$100,166$37,142
Sophomore (2027-28)$82,540$104,406$38,701
Junior (2028-29)$86,050$108,825$40,326
Senior (2029-30)$89,710$113,431$42,020
4 Years Total$337,473$426,827$158,189
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$82,540$104,406$38,701
Sophomore (2028-29)$86,050$108,825$40,326
Junior (2029-30)$89,710$113,431$42,020
Senior (2030-31)$93,525$118,232$43,784
4 Years Total$351,824$444,894$164,832

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Colgate' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $20,875. Compared to private, four-years colleges in New York, its tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $23,292.
In-StateOut-of-State
Colgate University$67,024
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,570
Public Schools$7,197$12,949
Private Schools$20,875
New York Four-years Colleges$21,227
Public Schools$9,799$14,823
Private Schools$23,292

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Colgate and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationUndergraduateGraduate
Colgate UniversityHamilton, NY$67,024$67,024
College of the Holy CrossWorcester, MA$60,850-
Vassar CollegePoughkeepsie, NY$67,805$67,805
Hamilton CollegeClinton, NY$65,740-
Wesleyan UniversityMiddletown, CT$67,316$66,736
Carleton CollegeNorthfield, MN$65,457-
Haverford CollegeHaverford, PA$68,300-

Financial Aid and COA

At Colgate University, 1,486 students (47%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $53,353.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Colgate is $33,031 for students living on-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 411 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $54,647 and the average amount of student loans is $9,018.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$86,384
Tuition & Fees$67,024
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$19,360
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$33,031
Average Financial Aid$53,353
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship1,48647%$53,353
Pell Grants40513%$5,201
Federal Student Loan35411%$5,199
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid41146%-
Grants or Scholarships36541%$54,647
Federal Grants31135%$4,020
Pell Grants11513%$5,396
Other Federal Grants31035%$2,032
State/Local Grants485%$2,776
Institutional Grants36141%$51,420
Student Loan Aid9411%$9,018
Federal Student Loans8510%$4,337
Other Student Loans182%$26,614

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Colgate's acceptance rate is 17.19%. A total of 17,540 applicants applied to and 3,015 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 887 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 29.42%.
To apply to Colgate, 4 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Recommendations and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 1 items are recommended to submit - Completion of college-preparatory program. SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants17,5407,702$9,838
Admitted3,0151,252$1,763
Enrolled887376$511
Acceptance Rate17.19%16.26%17.92%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)29.42%30.03%28.98%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankConsidered But Not Required
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are considered but not required to apply to Colgate. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,425 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 33.
Its SAT score is much higher than the national average score of 1,174. The ACT score is much higher than the national average score of 25.
Average25th75th
SAT Total1,4251,3501,500
National Average1,174
New York Average1,258
SAT EBRW705670740
SAT Math720680760
ACT Composite333234
National Average25
New York Average29
ACT Math312933
ACT English343235

Student Population

Colgate University has a total of 3,141 students including 3,130 undergraduate and 11 graduate students. By gender, there are 1,428 male students and 1,748 female students attending Colgate.
TotalMaleFemale
Total3,176 1,4281,748
Undergraduate3,164 1,4231,741
Graduate12 57

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address13 Oak Drive, Hamilton, NY
Phone315-228-1000
WEBhttps://www.colgate.edu/
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered66 Programs
Graduate Program Offered12 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate12.00%
Yield32.02%
Student Population3,141
Graduation Rate91%
Transfer-out Rate6%
Retention Rate94%
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate9 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties325 (Full-time), 31 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs976 (Full-time), 90 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$109,246
Average Staff Salary$75,576