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Colgate University

Breakdown of “Social Life” at CU

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By Gender
MalesB+
FemalesB
By Major
AnthropologyA-
Art & Design DepartmentA-
BiologyB-
Business - Management and AdministrationC+
ChemistryB
Computer ScienceB+
EconomicsB-
EducationB+
EnglishB+
Geography and GeosciencesA-
History/Histories (art history/etc.)B
JournalismD+
Language - French/Spanish/etc.B-
MathA-
Music - Composition/TheoryB+
Neuroscience/Cognitive ScienceB+
PhilosophyB-
PhysicsA-
Political ScienceB+
PreLaw and LegalA-
PreMed and MedicalB+
PsychologyB+
Religion/ReligiousA
SociologyB-
UndecidedB-

Against similar schools

Social Life compared with similar schools in class.

Colgate University
 B
Average of All Schools
 C+
Average of schools in class
 B+

Cornell University
 B+
Harvard University
 B-
Brown University
 A-
Princeton University
 B
Yale University
 A-
Bucknell University
 B
University of Massachusetts Amherst
 B
F
A+

Social Life

... Socially, Colgaters are definitely preppy, and definitely cliquey ...Read full comment
... Extending beyond my high school social circle may seem outlandish to those buzzards that cannot understand the complexity of my personality and ...Read full comment
... I expected rigorous academics with a vibrant social scene; despite the fact that there was very little in the area, I imagined that people would...Read full comment
... Socially, there isn't that much to do ...Read full comment
... as if that's not enough to convince you to look elsewhere for a quality education, the social scene here is either shady frats, unsightly little ...Read full comment
... as for social life, if binge drinking is your thing, this is the place for you ...Read full comment
... Greek life is an incredibly large aspect of the social scene, but the administration refuses to add a multicultural Greek house ...Read full comment
... Greek life is an incredibly large aspect of the social scene, but the administration refuses to add a multicultural Greek house ...Read full comment
... The social structure of the school taught me a lot about American racism and classism ...Read full comment
... 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 ...Read full comment
... Colgate is a wonderful institution and has a lot to offer academically as well as socially ...Read full comment
... The procrastination that dominated the first two months of every semister led to a very enjoyable social scene ...Read full comment
... We play a lot too; unfortunately, much of our down time revolves around drinking and fraternities, but what school's social life revolves around ...Read full comment
... Colgate is a solid mix of challenging classes with outstanding professors, a majestic campus that is one of the most beautiful I have ever seen,...Read full comment
... It has a good mix of good classes and fun sports, and though the village is small and remote, the social scene is decent, but admittedly not gre...Read full comment
... The social life is dull ...Read full comment
... If your goal in college is to perfect your social skills, don't come to Colgate ...Read full comment
... Socially I had a lot of fun, but also was forced into the East Coast prep scene which is difficult to escape ...Read full comment
... We are a very social community, and we enjoy being here at Colgate ...Read full comment
... There is enough of a variety of places to eat, to drink, and to be social, too ...Read full comment
... There are many activites, even if there may not be the most outstanding social sccene, and the school encourages all students to join in ...Read full comment
... The downside of this is that there is a closet conservatism to the political/social side of student life which can tend to stifle debate and/or p...Read full comment
... It seems sometimes that the majority of students here are content to follow in the social life that has been laid out by their forebears, bu...Read full comment
... The social scene completely revolves around drinking (and other substances) ...Read full comment
... The second type is the totally devoted student who does not mind having a very limited social life for 4 years ...Read full comment
... Anyone focused on getting a great education, having the feeling of decent Division I sports, and social life while in the tranquil setting of up...Read full comment
... Many people find the greek centered social scene a blast, but almost as many people are excluded from that scene based on superficial reasons or...Read full comment
... Although the academics are great the social scene is a total bust ...Read full comment
... " The social life at Colgate is very entertaining ...Read full comment
... The administration desperately tries to foster a sense of unity among wildly disparate student groups (aka cliques/ social demographics) around th...Read full comment
... The small town was not what I had expected, though the revitalization projects in downtown Hamilton are making the area more attractive and are ...Read full comment
... However, when it comes to social life and quality of life in general, the school is lacking ...Read full comment
... Besides the Cruiser shuttle, one is pretty much forced to walk everywhere on campus- and being alone outside is a nice break from the stir-crazin...Read full comment
... After getting here I found friendly people and later found entertainment in the social life ...Read full comment
... When, I was a student- felt there was lack of choices in my field of study- took 2 semesters abroad- to study anthropology and sociology- Limited...Read full comment
... Socially, these people probably have the most fun while getting the most out of Colgate ...Read full comment
... It was a perfect school to go to: it was isolated, so I was forced to concentrate on my academics; it was very rigorous, therefore I have found...Read full comment
... When they speak up its 'diversity' (78% white), how great the sciences are (the biggest majors are econ, english, history, and poly sci), and how...Read full comment
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