Colgate University Visit Report by JBou
Visit to Colgate University in September 2008 by JBou(Student, HS Class of 2009)
(Member since September 08 2008 with 56 posts)
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Information Session: Yes - Very informative, specifies the core curriculum and exactly how it is assembled and how students can customize it within certain bounds. Focuses on student-faculty interaction. A lot of "Colgate
Campus Tour: Yes - Colgate is gorgeous. It is rated by the Princeton Review as 3rd prettiest campus in the US, and it isn't a surprise. New buildings keep in the beautiful style of the old, yet feel fresh and clean
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Campus Visit Notes for Colgate University
Visiting Colgate was my best college trip experience. The campus was beautiful (cannot be reiterated enough) and the students were awesome. The school has a jock-prep reputation, and though I did see a little bit of that, it was not nearly as prevalent as I had expected.
My tour guide was apparently Mrs. Popularity because our tour was interrupted 17 times by people around campus that were saying hi. It was nice to see that it was a small community, but it was funny all the same.
One thing about Colgate - they are obsessed with the number 13.
The legend goes that the school was started by 13 men with 13 dollars and 13 prayers. The zip code is 13346, 13 and 3+4+6 = 13. The area code 315 contains a backwards 13. I will graduate college (Colgate hopefully) in 2013. They do not let you forget it.
The only problem? My favorite number is 12. Am I just below Colgate's standard? I hope not!
Hotel/Lodging Recommendations or Comments:
If you go to Hamilton, you absolutely must stay at the Colgate Inn. It is so comfy and makes visiting Colgate a complete experience.