Oakland High School graduate Patrick Kelly of Lascassas, TN, is a member of the Colgate University Class of 2020.
Of the 8,394 applications to Colgate last year, just 28.7 percent were accepted. The average high school GPA for accepted students was 3.8 out of 4.0. Colgate received applications from 50 states, Washington D.C., and 138 countries. International students make up 10 percent of the class.
Colgate meets 100 percent of students’ demonstrated financial need, and 41.6 percent of the Class of 2020 is receiving institutional grant funding. Colgate is ranked 12th among all liberal arts schools, and named a best value, by U.S. News and World Report.
Colgate offers 54 majors to a diverse student body of approximately 2,900 undergraduate students and supports 25 Division I athletic teams. The university’s 575-acre campus in rural central New York is renowned for its beauty and for the important role it plays in the student experience.


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