About Colgate Men’s Rugby and Colgate University

Colgate Men in Fall of 2006

About Colgate Men’s Rugby

Colgate Men’s Rugby is a Division 1 Men’s rugby club, competing in Sevens and Fifteens in the Empire Rugby Conference. We appeared in the national Round of 8 in 2012 and 2013, and the round of 32 in Fall 2013, and were ranked #14 in ACRC 7s in Spring, 2015. For more information on the club’s HISTORY, SCHEDULE, ROSTER, and other information, please browse our website!

For high school or international students interested in attending Colgate, please visit our RECRUITING section.

For parents of current Colgate ruggers, we have implemented a few things to provide a safer and more fulfilling environment for our student athletes!  The Fall of 2015 has seen the beginning of our concussion protocol (click here for more details) for all our club members which entails:
– Stronger emphasis on proper tackle and rucking techniques
– ImPACT Testing for all active members
– Gradual Return To Play Protocol (GRTPP) to prevent any pre-mature returns to the field, and
– Certified athletic trainers for all matches
During our pre-season, we also kicked-off our collaboration with the Colgate University Center for Career Services. This collaboration provided the returning players with workshops on how to create a proper resume and the most effective techniques of how to effectively network. The Colgate Rugby Alliance (CRA) continues to work on providing different events to provide mentoring and networking opportunities as well as.  The CCS workshops paired with our actively engaged CRA will help provide our student athletes with the necessary skills and experiences to help put the correct foot forward when looking beyond their experiences as a member of the Colgate Rugby Club.

About Colgate University

Colgate University, founded in 1819, is a highly selective residential liberal arts institution distinguished by academic excellence and interdisciplinary inquiry. Our students are high achievers inside and outside the classroom, and our graduates’ strong liberal arts background proves incredibly powerful after graduation, with students launching start-ups, finding jobs with established industry leaders, or being accepted at highly ranked graduate schools. Located on a beautiful campus in the upstate New York town of Hamilton, Colgate takes pride in the active engagement of its students and faculty in local, national, and global communities. For more information, please visit Colgate’s Website.

A view of the academic quad from the top of Colgate Memorial Chapel.

A view of the academic quad from the top of Colgate Memorial Chapel.

Colgate Class of 2017

The Class of 2017 applicant pool was one of the largest and most diverse in Colgate’s history. The class was chosen from 8,374 applicants representing 49 states, the District of Columbia, and 140 countries. Admitted students had an average GPA of 3.77 and an average combined SAT of 1403 (critical reading and math).

Colgate At a Glance

2,927 students (total)          242 international
32% multicultural                45% male / 55% female

Full-time faculty:
294 faculty
99% have a PhD, or highest degree in their field
Student-faculty ration is 9:1

Expenses: Tuition, Room, Board, Etc. (Total cost): $60,145 (est.)

Financial aid:
Average award for students receiving financial aid: $42,575
Admitted students with demonstrated need met in full: 100%

Most popular careers of graduates:
Business service                         Communications
Consulting                                   Education
Financial service                        Health/medicine
Legal                                             Nonprofit/social change
Sales and marketing                  Technology

Top graduate schools attended by alumni:
Boston University                      Columbia University
Cornell University                     Duke University
George Washington                  Georgetown University
Harvard University                   New York University
Northwestern University         Syracuse University

Majors: 54

Average class size: 18