Colgate University

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#48, overall score 62.33/100

Fun Fact:

In 1936, the Colgate University swim team took a training trip to Florida and invented what we now recognize as “spring break.”

CAMPUS INFORMATION

  • Location: Hamilton, N.Y.
  • Region: Mid-Atlantic
  • Campus type: Rural
  • Public/Private: Private
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 2,882
  • Jewish undergraduate enrollment: 300
  • Jewish population share: 10%
  • Student origin: 26% in-state / 74% out-of-state
  • Student newspaper: The Colgate Maroon-News
  • NCAA Division: I
  • NCAA team: Raiders
  • Ultimate Frisbee teams: Jabberwock / Vibe

COST & AID Score: 15/15

  • Score: 15/15
  • Tuition: $53,980
  • Room & board costs: $13,520
  • Average annual scholarship/grant package: $44,757
  • Average loan debt: $21,427
  • Starting median salary: $61,400

ACADEMICS Score: 16.67/20

  • Score: 16.67/20
  • Acceptance rate: 28%
  • Student/faculty ratio: 9:1
  • Median SAT range: 1310-1500
  • Jewish Studies program: Yes
  • Jewish Studies major: Minor
  • Hebrew major: No

ISRAEL Score: 12.33/20

  • Score: 12.33/20
  • Size of Birthright trip: 15
  • School-approved study abroad program in Israel: Yes
  • Israel Studies center: No
  • Israel-related clubs: Gate4Israel
  • BDS vote in last four years: Never introduced

SAFETY Score: 10/11

  • Score: 10/11
  • Anti-Semitic incidents in 2017: 0
  • Campus crime rate: 8.3/1,000 students (high)
  • City crime rate: 3.36/1,000 people (low)
  • LGBT center: Yes

JEWISH LIFE Score: 8.33/34

  • Score: 8.33/34
  • Hillel: Colgate Jewish Union
  • Chabad: Chabad of Hamilton
  • OU-JLIC: No
  • Jewish fraternities: None
  • Jewish sororities: None
  • Can you get kosher food on the school meal plan? No
  • Synagogues within 10 miles: 0
  • Eruv: No
  • Most famous Jewish alum: Gloria Borger

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