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Colgate University
Colgate University Seal.svg
Motto Deo ac Veritati (Latin)
Motto in English For God and for Truth
Established 1819
Type Private
Endowment $833 million
President Brian W. Casey
Academic staff 294
Undergraduates 2,927
Postgraduates 12
Location Hamilton Village, Hamilton, New York, United States
42°49′10″N 75°32′11″W / 42.81944°N 75.53639°W / 42.81944; -75.53639Coordinates: 42°49′10″N 75°32′11″W / 42.81944°N 75.53639°W / 42.81944; -75.53639
Campus Rural, 575 acre (2.08 km²)
Colors Maroon and White
           
Athletics

NCAA Division I FCS –

Patriot League, ECAC Hockey
MAISA
Nickname Raiders
Mascot Raider
Website www.colgate.edu
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Colgate University is a private liberal arts college located on 575 acres (2.08 km²) in Hamilton Village, Hamilton Township, Madison County, New York, United States.

Colgate has 54 undergraduate concentrations that culminate in a Bachelor of Arts degree. The student body comes from 47 states and 42 countries. In its 2017 edition, U.S. News & World Report ranked Colgate as the 12th best liberal arts college in the country.

The university has about 2,837 students. It was founded in 1819. Since 2010 the president of the university is Jeffrey Herbst. The athletics teams of the university are called the Raiders. They have 25 varsity teams and they compete in the Patriot League.

Academics and administration

Colgate offers 54 undergraduate concentrations leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree, all of which are registered officially with the New York State Department of Education. The university also has a small Master of Arts in Teaching degree program, which graduates 3-7 students each year.

In addition to regular campus courses, the university offers 22 semester-long off-campus study groups each year, including programs in Australia, China, Japan, India, several Western European countries, Washington, DC, and the National Institutes of Health. Approximately two-thirds of Colgate undergraduates study abroad, which is a high proportion compared to other colleges and universities in the United States. About 95% of seniors graduate and most alumni proceed to graduate schools in law, administration, engineering, medicine, the arts and the sciences, as well as to financial, administrative or scientific occupations.

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