- 4 Year
- WATERVILLE, ME
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- Academicsgrade A+
- Valuegrade A+
- Diversitygrade A
- Campusgrade B minus
- Athleticsgrade B
- Party Scenegrade B
- Professorsgrade A+
- Locationgrade C
- Dormsgrade B minus
- Campus Foodgrade B
- Student Lifegrade B+
- Safetygrade B minus
Founded in 1813, Colby is one of America’s most selective colleges, serving only
undergraduates. Colby offers a rigorous academic program of 56 majors and 35 minors connected to the world’s challenges; meaningful global connections; and an integrated campus experience built on a culture of mutual respect and shared success. Newly developed programs, including computational biology, artificial intelligence, and digital humanities put Colby students at the forefront of academic research.
Colby is committed to ensuring the most talented students from every background have access to the best possible education. Colby meets 100 percent of demonstrated financial need without loans and guarantees all students access to global, internship, and research experiences regardless of financial means. Colby is test optional. There are no extra supplements to submit, and applying is free.
Colby College Rankings
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Most Popular Majors
- Economics71 Graduates
- Environmental Science55 Graduates
- Political Science and Government55 Graduates
- International Studies36 Graduates
- Computer Science34 Graduates
- Mathematics31 Graduates
- Psychology31 Graduates
- History24 Graduates
- Biology18 Graduates
- North American Studies18 Graduates
It’s the hallmark of the liberal arts experience: the opportunity to explore your interests broadly and to specialize in the field (or fields) of your interest. At Colby our centers, partners, and multidisciplinary curriculum gives you the flexibility to always be discovering and the skills and connections you need to stake your path.
- Work really hard and Play even harder64%
- Work hard and play hard36%
- White, Outdoorsy, but Welcoming55%
- Challenging hidden beauty18%
- Explore your interests freely18%
Colby College Reviews
Personally, I like the smaller campus size. It's easy to navigate and get around, but there's still a pretty wide expanse so you don't feel suffocated. However, because it is a small campus, there isn't much to do outside of events being held. Downtown is also pretty barren, and there's nothing to do. The shuttle is a bit limited, and only goes downtown and to Walmart. Having a car would be very nice here! If you love nature and the outdoors, it's perfect here.
There is a lack of diversity, but also more diversity than I was expecting from a college in the middle of nowhere Maine.
But the homogenous social life and lack of inclusivity made the transition and the experience so hard. I found so many students to be shallow, immature, and cliquey. It can feel like high school---not welcoming, or warm and fuzzy.
However, I do think everyone can find their "people" at Colby if they stick it out. It may take longer than expected and you should always be yourself. But it was really hard for me, not being an athlete or into parties. Being queer is also lonely AF at times at Colby. I mostly wish students were not afraid to be different. Come here and change that!