Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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Colgate University (Hamilton, NY)

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Colgate University is ranked 18 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges and is ranked 32 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 53%
Applicants who took ACT 47%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+34%
600-69947%
600+81%

SAT Math Score

700+39%
600-69951%
600+90%

ACT Score

30-3675%
24-2923%
24+98%

Students applied8,724
Students admitted2,387
Admission rate27%

Students per faculty9

4-year graduation rate86%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$51,635
Fees$320
Room and board$13,075
Estimated book expense$1,040
Total cost$66,070

Cost after need-based aid$22,749
Cost after non-need-based aid$66,070

Average debt at graduation$20,859

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$60,300

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$43,321
Average non-need-based aid$0

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment2,853

Full-Time

Men1,263
Women1,571

Part-Time

Men8
Women11

Freshmen retained95%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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