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Colgate University Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Colgate University? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 2,387 out of 8,724 applicants or 27% were admitted making Colgate University a more competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for average applicants. Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores. Colgate University typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 32% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 3,958 4,766 8,724
Accepted 1,031 1,356 2,387
Acceptance Rate 26% 28% 27%
Enrolled 430 343 773
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 42% 25% 32%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Colgate University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1310 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1220. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1400 out of 1600. 53 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1310 1490
SAT Reading 660 730
SAT Math 650 760
ACT Composite 30 33
ACT English N/A N/A
ACT Math N/A N/A

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1490 and Above Good >39%
1400 to 1490 Avg + 27%-39%
1310 to 1400 Avg - 18%-27%
1220 to 1310 Reach 11%-18%
Less than 1220 Low <11%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Colgate University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Colgate University was 3.64 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Colgate University will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 37% Good
3.50 to 3.75 32% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 21% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 7% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 3% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 0% Low
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Colgate University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=190099 IPEDS survey data for Colgate University.



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