- 4 Year
- WATERVILLE, ME
- grade A+Overall Grade
- 4 Year
- WATERVILLE, ME
- Rating 3.74 out of 5 557 reviews
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- Academicsgrade A+
- Valuegrade A
- Diversitygrade A
- Campusgrade C
- Athleticsgrade B minus
- Party Scenegrade B
- Professorsgrade A+
- Locationgrade C
- Dormsgrade C minus
- Campus Foodgrade C+
- Student Lifegrade B minus
- Safetygrade B minus
Founded in 1813, Colby College is one of the nation's premier liberal arts colleges, serving only undergraduates. Colby’s academic programs, including 57 majors and 36 minors, are anchored to the world’s most complex challenges. Colby’s campus experience is built on a culture of shared success. Newly developed programs include the Davis Institute for Artificial Intelligence, computational biology, and digital humanities.
Colby is committed to ensuring the most talented students from all backgrounds have access to the best possible education. Colby meets 100 percent of demonstrated financial need without loans. DavisConnects guarantees all students have access to at least one internship, research experience, and global experience related to their areas of interest during their time at Colby, and provides individual advising to all Colby students beginning in their first year. Colby has no application fee, no extra supplements to submit, and test scores are optional.
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- Economics69 Graduates
- Environmental Science58 Graduates
- Political Science and Government52 Graduates
- International Studies41 Graduates
- Mathematics39 Graduates
- Psychology32 Graduates
- Biology30 Graduates
- Computer Science25 Graduates
- Neuroscience and Neurobiology22 Graduates
- Creative Writing20 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 hard and play hard45%
- Work really hard and Play even harder45%
- unenthused. The administration is ruining us5%
- White, Outdoorsy, but Welcoming47%
- Explore your interests freely18%
- Challenging hidden beauty12%
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!