486 reviews
  1. Waterville, ME
  2. 4 Year
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B-
Colby College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
New England Small College Athletic Conference
Address
4000 Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME 04901
Website

Colby College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
28%
SAT Scores Range
1230-1430
ACT Scores Range
28-32
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
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Test Scores and GPA for Colby College

Cost

Net Price
$18,477/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $1,710/ year
  • $30-48k
    $3,580/ year
  • $49-75k
    $9,186/ year
  • $76-110k
    $24,111/ year
  • $110k+
    $35,722/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
97%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.34 responses
82%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.34 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.34 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,847Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
10%
Varsity Athletes
35%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • Work really hard and Play even harder
    55%
  • Work hard and play hard
    36%
  • White and active
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
89%
of students say they don't have Greek life.27 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.40 responses
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After Colby College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$53,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
90%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
64%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.14 responses

Colby College Reviews

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Overall, I feel very safe on this campus. I sometimes feel that the campus is a bit dark at night and could use more lighting on Miller lawn! Theft is seldom a problem (but does exist) and most of my friends feel comfortable leaving their doors unlocked or computers in the library during meals. I mean, we leave our backpacks outside of dining halls and save our seats with our keys, wallets, and phones!
Devoted, enthusiastic, incredible professors that really help you to think in ways you never thought you could. Super friendly atmosphere amongst students. Several major "types" of kids: poly-sci/business/science-orientated athletes; crunchy, outdoorsy hippies; eccentric arts kids; super-students. Very white, accepts a LOT of Maine/New England kids and public-school kids (how I got in). Incredible, expansive campus with an hundred-acre arboretum makes the school feel like its own world (as opposed to feeling like going to school in a city park). Three dining halls with different/distinct food options, and unlimited meal swipes make life so much easier.
Colby College offers a unique place to study closely with your professors. Professors are readily accessible and even go out of their way to spend time with you.

While Colby is not located near a major city, for those that attend there that is actually one of the major drawing points. Colby is surrounded by beautiful lakes, mountains - and with a short drive - one can make it to the ocean as well. Ever been to Acadia National Park...? Colby is the perfect place for an outdoor enthusiast.

Important to note as well: Colby's name resonates well with employers, especially on the East Coast.