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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 |
| I LOVE the campus, i LOVE the academics, i almost HATE the people.|
I'm not a drinker, which is pretty odd here. I didn't read too many reviews of social life before I came here, so I am basically stuck in a world of getting drunk off your ass.
If you love to drink, great! You will spend wednesday through saturday night having the time of your life. You will go to fraternities, hook up with random people, and not remember the previous night. You will see more Keystone beers than you had ever imagined, and you will likely get some of them spilled on your outfitIf you don't like to drink, there is almost nothing to do. Luckily, I have a long distance boyfriend, so we watch the same movie every weekend over skype and netflix. Without that though, I would be bored out of my mind. Literally, if you don't like to drink, there is nothing to do. Even if you get involved in clubs, almost all clubs have their own private drinking parties.
|Nov 30 2010|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2014 |
| Don't remember much from the classroom. The social structure of the school taught me a lot about American racism and classism. I had never interacted with core, upper middle class white people. I was astonished that they behaved so badly and thought so narrowly! The kind of behaviours I saw over and over from my fellow undergrads would have marked them as nothings in the black community I grew up in. The drunkenness, the mean-spiritedness, the arrogance, and the sense of entitlement was all too much for me! I was depressed for three years and found a way to get out for my fourth year, thank God. Have always regretted going to Colgate |
|Aug 15 2010|| Alumnus Male --
Class 2000 |