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What does the typical accepted student profile at Colgate look like?

Hey everyone! I'm in the midst of crafting my college list and Colgate has really caught my eye. Could anyone share insights on what the typical accepted student profile at Colgate University looks like? I'm trying to gauge how my academics and extracurriculars stack up.

8 months ago

Hello there! It's great that you're considering Colgate University - a school known for its strong community and academic programs. A typical accepted student at Colgate usually has a strong academic record, with most having A's in challenging courses (Honors, AP, IB, etc.). The average GPA for admitted students tends to hover around 3.8 unweighted, but keep in mind that Colgate reviews applications holistically, so a slightly lower GPA with rigorous courses can also be viewed favorably.

As for standardized test scores, admitted students often have SAT scores above 1400 or ACT scores above 30, but Colgate has been test-optional for several admission cycles, allowing students to decide whether or not their test scores accurately reflect their academic ability. Outside the classroom, successful applicants are often involved in a variety of extracurricular activities, demonstrating leadership and a commitment to their interests. Whether it's athletics, student government, community service, or other clubs, they like to see that you're engaged with your community and passionate about what you do.

Another key factor is the personal essay and letters of recommendation. These elements provide the admissions committee with insight into your character, work ethic, and potential contributions to the Colgate community. So, if you feel your academics align with these characteristics and you have a strong profile of extracurriculars and recommendations, you have a good shot at admission. Don't hesitate to highlight your unique abilities and experiences—it's your individual story that will help you stand out. Also, visiting the campus and making direct contact with the admissions team can showcase your genuine interest. I wish you the best with your application!

8 months ago

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