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| I wanted to go to this university very badly, however, once I got here and saw how cliquey, unfriendly, racist and arrogant the kids were, it completely turned me off since I never expected that. I am middle class and white, and the people surround themselves with the other trust fund babies. My parents don't have the money these people do, and Colgate does not give financial aid (if they do, it did not float this way). I have a few minority friends who were bright and did not get in.Not saying the school is racist, but they are not as diverse as most. They do take AFrican Americans, but you can't find much of any other race. You are isolated with nothing to do except watch the stoners and alkies drink themselves into oblivion. If you have the money, Colgate will take you even with a below 2000 SAT and C's (yes C's!). Rich stoners with C's in high school get in, but smart kids don't on average if they need aid. Don't go here! |
|Mar 24 2013|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2016 |
| Colgate was the right place for me. As a fairly small 'ecosystem' that is frankly in the middle of nowhere (or close) you really need to define your space and actively make your experience. This is not LA, NY, Chicago, Boston etc (or even Ithaca) where there are lots of external events and stimuli. A good Colgate experience is probably going to revolve around people.|
The school was and probably is fairly homogeneous in most measurable ways but I found great diversity in points of view. I also found some really wonderful professors and yes, I had a lot of fun.
While there could have been other schools that were a great fit Colgate seems like a great balance - small enough to always find people you know, big enough there are always new people to connect with, strong academics but with a fun atmosphere.Would go there again or send my kids in a heartbeat!
|Feb 01 2010|| Alumnus Male --
Class 2000 |