2023 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$24,500

Net Price

17%

Admitted

29%

Enrolled

90%

Graduation Rate

9/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Colgate University

is a private not-for-profit, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 3,176. In 2021, there were 48 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #7 in New York and ranks #70 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor

Psychology Graduates

48

Total Enrollment

3,176

Type

Private Not-for-profit, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Ranking for Colgate University

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#7

New York Rank

Combining ranking factors for 99 schools that offer psychology degrees in New York, Colgate University ranks #7.

#70

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., Colgate University ranks #70.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Colgate University offers General Psychology and Research Psychology at the bachelor level.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BS
General Psychology5
Research Psychology43
Total Graduates48
US Department of Education

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 17,540 students applied to the Colgate University. The university admitted 17% and 29% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for New York universities is 12,286. On average, all New York institutions admit 68% and 20% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Colgate University students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 93%. Compared to all New York four or more years colleges, the percentage is 75%.

The overall graduation rate for Colgate University is 90%, compared to 65% for all New York universities, while the number of students who transferred out of the program is 7%.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare CGU to New York Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Colgate University to the average of all New York four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

CGU

17,540

Applicants

17%

Percent Admitted

29%

Percent Enrolled

93%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

90%

Graduation Rate

NY Colleges

12,286

Applicants

68%

Percent Admitted

20%

Percent Enrolled

75%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

65%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 337 or 93% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 27 or 7% part-time faculty members employed at Colgate University. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 337 or 93%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

CGU

9 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

93%

Percent Full-Time

7%

Percent Part-Time

93%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

NY Colleges

13 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

52%

Percent Full-Time

48%

Percent Part-Time

51%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Colgate University the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $61,594, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,070.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $61,594 and the average cost for graduate fees is $372.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Colgate University in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for Colgate University2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$15,524
On-Campus Living Expenses$1,600
Total Living Expenses$17,124
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$61,594
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,070
Total Undergraduate Expenses$79,788
In-State, Graduate Tuition$61,594
In-State, Graduate Fees$372
Total Graduate Expenses$61,966
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Colgate University is $24,500. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Compare Colgate University to all New York universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

CGU

$79,788

Cost to Attend

$50,741

Average Financial Aid

48%

Percent Receiving Aid

$24,500

Net Price

NY Colleges

$44,950

Cost to Attend

$18,304

Average Financial Aid

91%

Percent Receiving Aid

$20,389

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 366 or 48%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 1,384 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $50,741.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid1,384$50,741
Pell Grants346$5,030
Federal Student Loans374$4,948
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Colgate University to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

CGU

1,384

Grant or Scholarship Aid

66%

Grants or Scholarships

346

Number of Pell Grants

16%

Pell Grants

374

Federal Student Loans

18%

Federal Student Loans

NY Colleges

4,270

Grant or Scholarship Aid

52%

Grants or Scholarships

2,106

Number of Pell Grants

25%

Pell Grants

1,890

Federal Student Loans

23%

Federal Student Loans

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