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4 out of 5
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2015

Colgate University is located in the small town of Hamilton, New York. Its remote, relatively isolated location allows for a close community of students and professors. Colgate's biggest strength is its network of professors and alumni as both are geared towards student success and growth. Alumni are actively available in almost every field, and are dedicated to helping all generations of Colgate students. Professors have the luxury of smaller class sizes and as such, are driven to reach out to individual students for research and other educational opportunities. They are constantly available for student support, and often build close working relationships with students. Colgate has its fair share of problems, as many universities do. It lacks diversity, and sometimes struggles to address pressing student needs. Much of its financial attention goes to undergraduate departments that produce financially high achieving alumni (like economics, and some hard sciences). Nevertheless, pockets of amazing supports exist throughout Colgate as professors and alumni create a powerful network for all Colgate students. My particular department, educational studies, was an incredible example of one of these pockets. I formed incredibly close bonds with fellow students and professors and was able to access a variety of research opportunities.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2013

Tell us about your college experience.

My school was a good fit for me because I really wanted a small liberal arts school that would provide me with a good education.

Would you get the same degree if you could start over?

Yes because I think others would be more helpful in the work world.

What advice can you offer other students?

Pick a major that will help you get a job.

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