Colby College

Waterville, ME

Colby College

Waterville, ME

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Tuition & Fees

$57,280

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
58%
600-699
38%
500-599
4%
700-800
77%
600-699
19%
500-599
4%
30-36
91%
24-29
7%
18-23
1%
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undergraduateRatios

46%

male

54%

female

9

students

1

faculty

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Extremely Selective

9%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,314
Declined 12,270
Total Received 13,584
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Private

2,003

undergraduate students

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Location

School Facts

Colby College, founded in 1813, is a private liberal arts college. Its 714-acre Mayflower Hill campus is located one mile from downtown Waterville, 75 miles north of Portland.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 2,003
Established in 1813
Coeducational Coeducational

714-acre campus in Waterville (population 16,600), 75 miles from Portland. Served by air, bus, and train. School operates transportation to and around Waterville.

  • Campus Setting: Small town
  • Metropolitan area: Portland, ME
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Augusta Municipal

Colby College
4000 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, ME
04901-8840

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
96%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through senior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Outing Club
  • Student Government Association
  • Student Athlete Advisory Committee
  • Student Programming Board
  • Pugh Community Board

Top Events

  • Roberts Road Spring Concert
  • Family & Homecoming Weekend
  • CLAS
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • campus lighting, student emergency response team, self-defense class, property ID program, party monitors

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
68%
Top 1/4
89%
Top 1/2
99%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
58%
600-699
38%
500-599
4%
700-800
77%
600-699
19%
500-599
4%
30-36
91%
24-29
7%
18-23
1%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application deadline January 1
Has early decision program yes

Extremely Selective

9%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,314
Declined 12,270
Total Received 13,584

Admissions Factors

Very Important

character/personal qualities
academic GPA
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record

Important

extracurricular activities
application essay
racial/ethnic status
class rank
talent/ability

Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
first generation
geographical residence
standardized test scores
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

interview
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $54,870
Room & board $14,720
Additional fees $2,410
Books & supplies $800
Other fees $800
Total $73,600
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Ice hockey
Lacrosse
Skiing (cross-country)
Skiing (downhill)
Soccer
Softball
Squash
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

equestrian sports, fencing, rugby, skiing, soccer, swimming, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, woodsmen's sports

Club Sports - Women's

equestrian sports, fencing, rugby, skiing, soccer, swimming, ultimate Frisbee, water polo, woodsmen's sports

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Field hockey, Football, Soccer, Softball, Tennis

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Field hockey, Football, Soccer, Softball, Tennis

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
African-American/Black Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Ancient Studies/Civilization
Anthropology
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies, General
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Computational Biology
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
East Asian Studies
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Economics, General
Education, General
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Biology
Environmental Chemistry
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
French Language and Literature
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language and Literature
History, General
International/Global Studies
Latin American Studies
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General
Molecular Biology
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music, General
Natural Resources Conservation and Research, Other
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Russian Studies
Science, Technology and Society
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Study abroad
  • Army ROTC

2,003

total students

9%

in-state

91%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

2,003
students

Female
54%
1,075

Male
46%
928

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

100%

2,003
students

Female
54%
1,075

Male
46%
928

Not reported

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 93%
Student 4 year graduation rate 85%
Student 5 year graduation rate 3%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

9%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
60%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

3

Transfer students enrolled

0%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: April 1

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

88%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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