Colgate University is a private liberal arts college located on 575 acres 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.
In 1817, the Baptist Education Society of the State of New York was founded by thirteen men . Two years later, in 1819, the state granted the school's charter, and the school opened a year later, in 1820. The first classes were held in a building in the town of Hamilton.
Colgate University is located in the rural village of Hamilton Village, Hamilton, New York. The campus itself is situated on 575 acres of land. The university owns an additional 1,100 acres of undeveloped forested lands.
Colgate founded the Upstate Institute in 2003. The Institute was created to connect the Colgate community to its surrounding region, as well as to give back and help economically and socially sustain the area. Currently, they do research on counties in the area, as well as support outreach and volunteer organizations.