Colgate is a highly selective residential liberal arts institution distinguished by academic excellence and interdisciplinary inquiry. Students can choose from 54 resource-rich academic majors & a wide variety of minors, and the liberal arts academic program is more than just classrooms & lectures.
Founded in 1819, Colgate is one of the nation's top liberal arts colleges. With small classes, a strong emphasis on faculty-student interaction, and a residential community valuing all forms of intellectual rigor, we help students become thoughtful, critical thinkers and perceptive leaders. This means fostering diversity of thought and action by offering 54 majors and numerous minors founded in a Liberal Arts Core Curriculum that has been recognized as one of the most elegant in the country. At the same time, our students contribute to a vibrant campus culture that complements and expands on the knowledge created in our classrooms and labs. Students who attend Colgate immerse themselves in an environment filled with bright minds and great ambitions.