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I am currently a freshman at Colby. I am a member of the Women's Soccer team and am currently pursuing a Biology/Pre-Health major with the aspiration of going to medical school. Colby has provided me so many great resources, not just academically, but also in terms of networking, and helping me create my future beyond Colby. The student body is incredibly diverse and everyone is super friendly. Colby is also a really active school. The Outing Club is super popular, there is so much local outdoor recreation. There's a college ski pass to Sugarloaf, Loon, and Sunday River for the winter. I am also a Colby Cares About Kids Mentor which is a really cool volunteering program a Colby. Colby students are matched with a student (usually low-income) in the local Waterville area school district. There are so many ways to get involved inside and outside of Colby. It really is a school that is what you make of it.
Welcome to the land of the rich, white kids from Boston area private schools. If you don't fit in with that crowd, then you best look elsewhere.
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.
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Colby College is simply amazing. Work hard play hard. Everyone wants do as good as possible in school, but nobody is competing. School is chilled and people are amazing. Student body is pretty diverse, even though it can be grater.
Alumni network is amazing. Career center is great. The value of a degree from here is priceless.
Courses and professors at this school are amazing. You will be challenged, but you will also learn a tremendous amount. Professors are highly qualified and are really passionate about their subjects. Class sizes are small and there are a variety of courses offered.
Campus is safe overall. Security is always around and easily accessible. Campus crime, such as stealing, is rare. People don't usually lock their dorm doors, and often leave they're backpacks around with no fear. I feel very safe on campus.
Living on campus is great. About 95% of the students live on campus. Dorms for the most part are really nice, clean and good to live in. Social atmosphere is definitely bigger in some dorms, but it varies from year to year depending usually on what teams live where. Although the senior apartments are always the hot spot on the weekends. Housing process could be a lot better, but it's not bad.
Student involvement in varsity athletics is huge, with about a third of the school involved in them. As a whole, the campus is pretty fit and active.Team performance varies by team, but winning programs here are on the rise. The plans for an entirely new athletic center have been confirmed, and it will be completed in the next few years. The baseball and softball fields were just redone, boasted turf fields and heated dugouts - the best baseball/softball facilities in the NESCAC. Fan support could be better, but overall it's pretty good. School spirit is definitely high.
Although the school has its flaws (as does every other college), the pros are far more abundant than the cons. Beautiful campus with awesome people, faculty and professors. Social life is really fun and abundant. People here work hard, play hard, and love the outdoors.
The academics are fantastic. Professors are always willing to help you with any questions you have. You can always find help with class material at office hours, tutoring sessions and TA meetings.
I have always felt welcome and comfortable on campus, but some students feel that they have encountered biases. Student groups and Colby's Administration collaborate to make Colby a comfortable place for everyone.
Underage students do partake in drinking and partying on the weekends, but if that's not your scene you won't be pressured to take part. The school often sponsors sober activities for students to partake in.
The campus is relatively safe. Campus security is often available to assist you if you call them. Additionally, personal belongings are often safe on campus and I've never heard about possessions being stole.
Colby has a fantastic alumni network that helps students navigate their career path post-graduation.
I've really enjoyed my experience on campus. My professors have been amazing. All of my classes are small and I love my class material, though the workload can become difficult during midterms. Overall, I'm glad I chose Colby.
Mostly white kids, but diversity is very much welcomed
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Too much dorm damage is incurred via drinking. Primarily by sports teams.
Colby is a name that gets "oohs", "aaaahs", "wow"s and jobs
Professors are engaged, excited and really care about students. I've learned to think in new ways I never thought I could since I got here. Also, professors are willing to adjust their curriculum schedules to make sure everyone is getting the most out of each class. You can tell they really love what they do and they want to make it amazing for the students.