Tool December 2017

Best Values in Colleges

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Colgate University (Hamilton, NY)

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Colgate University is ranked 31 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges and is ranked 57 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

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

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+38%
600-69952%
600+89%

SAT Math Score

700+49%
600-69942%
600+91%

ACT Score

30-3679%
24-2919%
24+98%

Students applied8,394
Students admitted2,416
Admission rate29%

Students per faculty9

4-year graduation rate85%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$53,650
Fees$330
Room and board$13,520
Estimated book expense$1,040
Total cost$68,540

Cost after need-based aid$22,816
Cost after non-need-based aid$68,540

Average debt at graduation$21,427

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$61,300

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$45,724
Average non-need-based aid$0

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment2,882

Full-Time

Men1,285
Women1,579

Part-Time

Men14
Women4

Freshmen retained94%

# - 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 Databases (© 2018 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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