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Colgate University

Breakdown of “Social Life” at CU
By Gender
By Major
Art & Design DepartmentA-
Business - Management and AdministrationC+
Computer ScienceB+
Geography and GeosciencesA-
History/Histories (art history/etc.)B
Language - French/Spanish/etc.B-
Music - Composition/TheoryB+
Neuroscience/Cognitive ScienceA-
Political ScienceB+
PreLaw and LegalA-
PreMed and MedicalB+

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Quotes touching on Social Life

“... Socially, Colgaters are definitely preppy, and definitely cliquey ...”
“... Extending beyond my high school social circle may seem outlandish to those buzzards that cannot understand the complexity of my personality and ...”
“... 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...”
“... Socially, there isn't that much to do ...”
“... 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 ...”
“... as for social life, if binge drinking is your thing, this is the place for you ...”
“... Greek life is an incredibly large aspect of the social scene, but the administration refuses to add a multicultural Greek house ...”
“... Greek life is an incredibly large aspect of the social scene, but the administration refuses to add a multicultural Greek house ...”
“... The social structure of the school taught me a lot about American racism and classism ...”
“... 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 ...”
“... Colgate is a wonderful institution and has a lot to offer academically as well as socially ...”
“... The procrastination that dominated the first two months of every semister led to a very enjoyable social scene ...”
“... We play a lot too; unfortunately, much of our down time revolves around drinking and fraternities, but what school's social life revolves around ...”
“... 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,...”
“... 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...”
“... The social life is dull ...”
“... If your goal in college is to perfect your social skills, don't come to Colgate ...”
“... Socially I had a lot of fun, but also was forced into the East Coast prep scene which is difficult to escape ...”
“... We are a very social community, and we enjoy being here at Colgate ...”
“... There is enough of a variety of places to eat, to drink, and to be social, too ...”
“... There are many activites, even if there may not be the most outstanding social sccene, and the school encourages all students to join in ...”
“... 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...”
“... 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...”
“... The social scene completely revolves around drinking (and other substances) ...”
“... The second type is the totally devoted student who does not mind having a very limited social life for 4 years ...”
“... 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...”
“... 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...”
“... Although the academics are great the social scene is a total bust ...”
“... " The social life at Colgate is very entertaining ...”
“... The administration desperately tries to foster a sense of unity among wildly disparate student groups (aka cliques/ social demographics) around th...”
“... The small town was not what I had expected, though the revitalization projects in downtown Hamilton are making the area more attractive and are ...”
“... However, when it comes to social life and quality of life in general, the school is lacking ...”
“... 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...”
“... After getting here I found friendly people and later found entertainment in the social life ...”
“... 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...”
“... Socially, these people probably have the most fun while getting the most out of Colgate ...”
“... 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...”
“... 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...”

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