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Colby College Campus Life

Housing

Dorms
A-
Based on housing cost, capacity, student reviews and additional factors.
On-Campus Housing Available
Yes
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
No
Average Housing Costs
$12,610/ year
Poll
86%
of students say overall dorm quality is great.43 responses
Poll
77%
of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great.52 responses

Food

Campus Food
A
Based on meal plan cost and student reviews on the food.
Meal Plan Available
Yes
Average Meal Plan Cost
$6,080/ year
Poll
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 56 responses
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  • Flatbread Pizza
    18%
  • Omelette and Egg Bar
    14%
  • Desserts
    11%
  • Ice cream.
    11%
  • Salad Bar
    9%
  • Fruit
    7%
  • Chicken
    7%
91%
of students highly rate the dining facilities.43 responses

Campus Quality

Campus
A-
Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Life
A-
Based on campus diversity, social scene, student reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?
Based on 28 responses
  • I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
    29%
  • I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
    61%
  • The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
    7%
  • I hate my school and have no school spirit.
    4%

Safety

Safety
B-
Based on crimes on campus, local area crime rates, and student reviews.
Poll
97%
of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.32 responses
Poll
How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?
Based on 28 responses
  • You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
    25%
  • Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
    50%
  • You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
    14%
  • If you don't partake, you're left out.
    11%
Poll
How visible are the campus police on campus?
Based on 28 responses
  • Extremely present and willing to assist students.
    29%
  • There if you need them but not overbearing.
    54%
  • Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
    11%
  • Not very visible.
    4%
  • We have campus police?
    4%

Sports & Activities

Men's Varsity Sports
Golf, Tennis, Squash, Basketball, Swimming and Diving, Skiing, Ice Hockey, Soccer, Rowing, Baseball, Track and Field: X-Country, Lacrosse, Track and Field: Indoor, Track and Field: Outdoor, Football
Women's Varsity Sports
Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Squash, Softball, Skiing, Field Hockey, Ice Hockey, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Lacrosse, Track and Field: X-Country, Rowing, Track and Field: Outdoor, Track and Field: Indoor
Poll
How popular are varsity sports on campus?
Based on 40 responses
  • Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
    3%
  • Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
    38%
  • Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
    55%
  • No one pays attention to varsity sports.
    5%
Poll
What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
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Party Scene

Party Scene
B+
Based on access to bars and student reviews on the party scene.
Poll
What is the party scene like on campus?
Based on 39 responses
  • Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
    0%
  • Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
    56%
  • Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
    33%
  • Good parties are few and far between.
    10%
  • Parties? What parties?
    0%
Poll
What is the biggest party event of the year?
Based on 11 responses
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  • Doghead
    91%
  • Loudness
    9%
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