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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B+
541 Main Street
New London, NH 03257
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
North Atlantic Conference
From Colby-Sawyer College

Ready to explore and connect with a college whose students consistently describe campus as their Home away from Home and whose first impression when coming to campus is "It just felt right"? Take a closer look at Colby-Sawyer College!
You'll enjoy a personal learning experience in a small community, on a bucolic campus amid the mountains and lakes of central New Hampshire. A safe, secure setting where students are supported by dedicated faculty and staff who know you, your goals and ambitions.
Programs range from Nursing and Healthcare-related majors to Business Administration and Crime & Legal Studies. Each major requires at least one internship or clinical and our faculty and staff are here to help you find the position that best suits you and matches your career goals.
With over 50 student clubs and activities, there is always something to do and a way to get involved.
You graduate transformed and ready to become a productive career professional and responsible global citizen.

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Colby-Sawyer 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
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
90%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$26,471/ 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
$30,932/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.20 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.24 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.24 responses

Majors

Early Action Award at Colby-Sawyer College

Colby-Sawyer's Early Action Award qualifies you for a $6,000 award, upon enrollment, simply by submitting your application by December 1. This award is renewable for 4 years for $24,000 total. You can apply using Common App (commonapp.org) or our Online Application (https://colby-sawyer.edu/apply/first-year-applications). This award is in addition to other scholarships for which you MAY qualify.

Online

Online Programs Offered
2
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
2
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    13%
  • On Campus
    85%
  • Online
    2%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
822Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
37
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
29%
Varsity Athletes
27%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 10 responses
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  • Friendly
    60%
  • Eco-friendly
    30%
  • Hipsters
    10%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Poll
90%
of students say they don't have Greek life.20 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.31 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 12 responses
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  • Close-knit
    50%
  • Community-centered
    50%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $43,600/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    61%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    97%
    National
    83%
    93%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.14 responses

    Colby-Sawyer College Reviews

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    Colby-Sawyer is an amazing college, especially for first year students! The staff is more than welcoming and is beyond eager to help you through the entire process. My experience at Colby-Sawyer has been great. The professors are very accommodating and there are a multitude of resources for all students. There is no better college for someone who is looking to make a lot of new close friends. As someone who was weary about leaving home, Colby-Sawyer has provided me with a home away from home. I have no doubts that Colby-Sawyer is where I'm meant to be!
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    The food served at the dining hall and the Lodge is decent, for about two weeks. It's very repetitive, very few options, and even fewer options for the vegetarians on campus. Safety? Definitely not one of their priorities, and if there's an issue, I wouldn't bother calling campo. I have had to report a couple infractions/situations, and campo never showed up to any of them. The public is allowed into the gym and library, which you would think they would discontinue due to it leading to a higher risk of COVID being spread. Dorm rooms are mediocre at best. There's nothing in the surrounding area besides hiking trails, and if you want to go outside of New London to do something, you'll have to drive at least 30 minutes. This is all fine and dandy, until you realize how expensive grocery shopping at Hannaford is, and want to go to Walmart or something for groceries. On the plus side, it's a small campus, which makes walking to and from classes easy.
    The history at CSC program was great. The professors were super helpful and nice. The campus is small but it did not bother me as I wanted a small campus. Internship opportunities are not that great, but use your resources such as your advisor. As of 2020 CSC is mainly a nursing/biology school which makes social science/humanities majors feel left out and unwelcome.