Colgate University‘s Regular Decision application deadline (January 15, 2017) is fast approaching.  Colgate accepts applications through the Common App and the Coalition App, and requires only one short, 250-word supplemental essay.  The essay prompts are:
  • The Mission Statement for Colgate University sets forth 13 Goals for a Colgate Education. One goal for Colgate students is listed as: Be engaged citizens and strive for a just society: embrace the responsibilities to local, national, and global communities; use their influence for the benefit of others. Please describe how you would embrace this goal as a Colgate student.
  • Colgate prides itself in tradition. Please describe a religious, cultural, or family tradition you can share with the Colgate community.
  • We want to get to know you better. What are three words that your best friend would use to describe you and why?
  • Colgate’s core curriculum teaches students empathy, informed debate, and critical thinking. Please tell us what book or piece of literature you believe is important for the entire Colgate Class of 2021 to read. Why

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