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Colgate University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA Faculty AccessibilityA+
Useful SchoolworkA- Excess CompetitionA-
Academic SuccessA+ Creativity/ InnovationA+
Individual ValueA University Resource UseA-
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA FriendlinessA
Campus MaintenanceA Social LifeB+
Surrounding CityC- Extra CurricularsA-
Describes the student body as:
Arrogant, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

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Surrounding City
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He cares more about Surrounding City than the average student.
Date: Sep 19 2005
Major: Economics (This Major's Salary over time)
There is a certain criteria you must meet in order to not only succeed at Colgate, but to also enjoy your time here.

ACADEMICS is an A+ no matter which angle you look at it from. Teachers are always available, ready to help, and the administration puts in the effort to set up institutions like the Writing Center to help you through your papers. Students will pull several all-nighters in a row if necessary. Our motto here is WORK HARD STUDY HARD. You must straddle these extremes to make it through the year.

SPORTS at Colgate gives you a refreshing breather, a chance to pregame with pals, paint your face maroon, and go down to Starr rink with a couple of bananas to throw on the ice. Student athletes here are generally smart, keep up their GPA's and party a lot. Socially, these people probably have the most fun while getting the most out of Colgate.

SOCIAL scene IS GREEK life. the PARTY HARD part of the motto happen at the frats. There is a party every weekend and something like 55% of Colgate boys are in a frat. Scary considering freshman can't rush. It's all about who you know here. And yes, they WILL discriminate based on race, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, and a host of other things. Only WASPs need apply. Being a minority here can be very lonely.

Two types of kids fit in:

Rich, upper class WASP from New England, NY, or NJ sporting a collar-up pink POLO shirt with khakis who drives a Jeep Wrangler and plays lacrosse.

High school valedictorian with no social skills who locks himself in room all day in order to finish reading about the Economic Consequences of Imposing Sanctions on Germany Post World War I.

Lots of beautiful people here but very few with any personality. Very homogenous crowd. Try to find something that interests you and ignore the bkacground noise.

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