What makes learning at Colgate so exceptional is academic quality at a remarkably personal level.
Every single class is taught by distinguished faculty — never teaching assistants. Professors truly get to know and mentor their students, with classes kept small enough to ensure it. At the same time, Colgate’s larger scale provides an enviable choice of majors, research, and global study. The hallmarks of a Colgate education have stood for centuries: critical inquiry, knowledge across disciplines, rigorous preparation for the world. Graduates have a profound ability to summon reason, gather facts, solve problems, and communicate with power. This is the choice for students who are sophisticated, driven, and eager for transformative teaching.
Colgate offers three scholars programs for first-year students based on qualities demonstrated in their admissions applications. All of these students receive valuable support toward learning, research, and global travel as they begin their Colgate life.
Alumni Memorial Scholars
Students with an exceptional academic record who will thrive by contributing to the intellectual community
Students who are unconventional thinkers, passionate leaders, and have demonstrated strong concern for their communities
Office of Undergraduate Studies Scholars
Students who have shown creativity, determination, and intellect in the face of significant challenges