According to the school’s admissions officials, Colgate looks for students from diverse academic, cultural and intellectual backgrounds. Academic achievement and intellectual potential are the two key factors that the admissions committee seeks in the decision-making process.

A modern leader in liberal arts education, drawing on centuries of tradition. Colgate is a distinctive, leading American university known for its intellectual rigor, world-class professors, campus of stunning beauty, and alumni famously loyal to their alma mater.

Colgate boasts a “happy and enthusiastic student body” with a typical student that “is athletic, smart, engaged, and down to earth.” They “enjoy having fun, but spend time in the library as well.” Many say “the typical Colgate student is a preppy New Englander, who can be found almost always wearing Patagonia and …

Etymology. The toothpaste brand was named after the company founder, William Colgate. The surname derives from the place name, which is probably from Old English col (“coal”) and ġeat (“gate”).