- Class: Junior
- Major: Music
- Gender: F
- High School: Roosevelt High School, Seattle, WA
- Transfer Student: N
The best thing about Colgate is the community. Colgate students and alumni LOVE the school and just knowing someone else is from Colgate immediately makes you like them, simply because of that fact. The campus is extremely friendly and close-knit and everyone is very well rounded. Most students excel in academics, sports, extracurriculars and still manage to find time to go out and have fun.
Academically, Colgate is very intimate. All the professors know your name, except in the few big lecture classes. Most genuinely want to help you learn and make themselves available for office hours. Many of my professors have hosted their classes to their house for a meal or dessert. We take academics fairly seriously and most days you can find half the campus in the library, studying and socializing with friends.
Although Colgate does not have a large openly LGBTQ population, the atmosphere is generally very accepting of these individuals. One of my friends who is openly gay has been his classes president for their entire time at Colgate.
The Best Things
The people, social scene, classes, beautiful campus...Everything!
The Worst Things
The cold Northeastern winters, Residential Life