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Colby College
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  • 4 Year
  • WATERVILLE, ME

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

We are excited to announce that beginning June 1, Colby’s campus re-opened to visitors. In-person campus tours, led by admissions counselors and current students, provide an opportunity to learn more about Colby’s unique offerings and to have your questions answered. Should you have any questions about our COVID-19 policy, please don’t hesitate to contact us at admissions@colby.edu. Learn More

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Value
    grade A+
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade B minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade B
  7. Professors
    grade A+
  8. Location
    grade C
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade B
  11. Student Life
    grade B+
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

About

4000 MAYFLOWER HILL DRIVE
WATERVILLE, ME 04901
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
New England Small College Athletic Conference
From Colby College

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.

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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

Application Deadline
January 1
Acceptance Rate
10%
SAT Range
1380-1520
ACT Range
31-34
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Considered but not required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$19,592 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$51,610 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
44%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
97%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 34 responses
84%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 38 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 38 responses

Majors

Interdisciplinary Innovation

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.

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,003 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
0
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
14%
Varsity Athletes
33%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 14 responses
  • Work really hard and Play even harder
    64%
  • Work hard and play hard
    36%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
84%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 31 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 44 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 11 responses
  • White, Outdoorsy, but Welcoming
    55%
  • Challenging hidden beauty
    18%
  • Explore your interests freely
    18%
  • bad
    9%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$58,100 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
89%
National
49%
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

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