Application Fee
$60
Graduate Application Fee
$60
Acceptance Rate
23%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)
35%
Freshmen Enrollment
786
SAT Scores
1,415
ACT Scores
33

2020 Acceptance Rate

A total of 9,951 students have applied and 2,247 students have allowed to admit to Colgate University (Acceptance rate: 22.58%). The yield, also known as enrollment rate, is 34.98 % where 786 students have finally enrolled out of 2,247 admitted students.
The acceptance rate of the school is lower (tighter to admit) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in New York. Compared to similar schools in rankings such as Principia College and Vassar College, its acceptance rate is lower (difficult to get in) (the average acceptance rate of the schools is 31.83%).
The yield of the school is lower (less admitted-students enrolled) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in New York. Compared to similar schools in rankings, its yield is lower (admitted, but not enrolled) (average yield is 42.17%).

Admission Statistics Charts

2020 Test Scores Comparison

For the academic year 2019-2020, the average SAT score is 1,415 and the average ACT score is 33 over scores submitted by enrolled first-time students. Compared to similar schools in college rankings, the admission score of Colgate University is average than the schools (average score is 1,354). You can check and compare the SAT and ACT scores by subject with tables and charts.
SAT/ACT Scores Comparison
SAT AverageACT Average
Colgate University1,41533
Similarly Colleges in Rankings1,32430
All U.S. Colleges112368
Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges113269
4-Years Colleges112468
Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in New York120677

SAT/ACT Scores by Subject

SATACT
At Colgate University, 438 students submitted SAT scores (56% of enrolled students).
The average SAT score is about 1,415 and it is average than average for Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in New York. The following table shows the SAT average scores by subject and 25th/75th percentile.
SAT Scores by Subject
25th percentile75th percentile
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing660730
Mathematics670770
Total1,3301,500
At Colgate University, 348 students submitted ACT scores (44% of enrolled students).
The average ACT score is about 33 and it is lower than average for Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in New York. The next table shows the ACT average scores by subject and 25th/75th percentile.
ACT Scores by Subject
25th percentile75th percentile
Reading3134
English3135
Mathematics2832
Total90101

Admission Requirements

The following table summarizes the admission requirement to apply to Colgate University. The school requires 5 items to submit - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Recommendations, Admission test scores and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 1 items are recommended to submit - Completion of college-preparatory program and .
Admission Requirements for Applying to Colgate University
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankConsidered but not required
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended