Colgate University is one of the nation's finest liberal arts colleges, with departments and programs spanning the divisions of humanities, natural sciences and mathematics, social sciences, and university studies.

Colgate University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. It is also accredited by the American Chemical Society (ACS). All degree programs are registered by the New York State Education Department, Office of Higher Education and the Professions, Cultural Education Center.

Ranking Profile:

- In the 2010-11 College Salary Report, it was ranked 8th among undergraduate institutions in terms of earning potential, ahead of other leading institutions such as Duke (9), Notre Dame (13), and Penn (15). The ranking was determined through data generated by PayScale.com, an online site that says it has the largest salary database in the world.

- Colgate University is ranked 21st among National Liberal Arts Colleges by US News 2011.

- Among liberal arts schools, Colgate ranked 2nd for salary potential with a mid-career median salary of $108,000, according to the 2008 College Salary Report. The study ranked colleges based on the average salary of alumni who have 10 to 20 years of work experience.

- Ranked 14th among the most expensive universities in the US for 2008-2009, based on total cost (CampusGrotto.com).

- Ranked 29th in the 2009 edition of "America's Best Colleges" from Forbes.com.

- It is rated the ninth highest producer of volunteers among small colleges and universities (Peace Corps).

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UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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