Colgate combines a small-campus liberal arts education with the kind of serious athletic teams and active Greek life often found at much larger schools. Student athletes can play on one of 25 Division I teams at Colgate. And about a third of Colgate students were Greek-affiliated in fall 2013.
Graduates of this small upstate New York school enter the “real world” on sturdy financial footing, with low average debt and high earnings compared to alumni of similar schools. Colgate encourages students to use their liberal arts education in hands-on, proactive ways -- the Thought Into Action institute, for example, promotes entrepreneurial activities on campus, with a student incubator program, speakers, events, and clubs for budding business owners.