Tuition & Fees

Not Reported

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
61%
600-699
34%
500-599
5%
700-800
60%
600-699
33%
500-599
7%
700-800
45%
600-699
43%
500-599
11%
400-499
1%
30-36
86%
24-29
13%
18-23
1%
30-36
59%
24-29
40%
18-23
1%
30-36
84%
24-29
16%
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undergraduateRatios

48%

male

52%

female

1

teacher

9

students

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Extremely Selective

15%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,767
Declined + 9,423
Total Received 11,190
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Private (nonprofit)

1,917

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biology
  2. Economics
  3. Government
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Codes

SAT 3280
ACT 1638

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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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,917
Established in 1813
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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Waterville, ME

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.

Colby College
4000 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, ME 04901-8840

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
95%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
78%
Top 1/4
94%
Top 1/2
100%
Bottom 1/2
0%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
61%
600-699
34%
500-599
5%
700-800
60%
600-699
33%
500-599
7%
700-800
45%
600-699
43%
500-599
11%
400-499
1%
30-36
86%
24-29
13%
18-23
1%
30-36
59%
24-29
40%
18-23
1%
30-36
84%
24-29
16%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 1
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 15
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Required of some
SAT or ACT Required of some

Extremely Selective

15%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,767
Declined + 9,423
Total Received 11,190

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank
Extracurricular activities

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Randi Arsenault
Associate Dean and Director of Admissions
P: 800 723-3032
F: 207 859-4828
admissions@colby.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
Alpine skiing
Nordic skiing
baseball
basketball
crew
cross-country
field hockey
football
golf
ice hockey
lacrosse
soccer
softball
squash
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
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/Recreational Sports

African Dance, Billiards, Cricket, Cycling, Dance, Dance Team, Ballroom Dance, Figure Skating, Fly Fishing, Mountaineering, Running, Skiing, Snowboarding, Spikeball, Surfing

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Athletic Directors

Jake Olkkola (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Jessica Cherry (women's)
Associate Athletic Director/swa
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
New England Small College Athletic Conference
Mascot
Mules
School colors
blue and grey

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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
African-American Studies
American Studies
Anthropology
Biology
Chemistry
Classical Civilization
Classics
Computer Science
East Asian Studies
Economics
Educational Studies
English
Environmental Policy
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
French Studies
Geology
Geoscience
Global Studies
Government
History
Latin American Studies
Mathematical Sciences
Mathematics
Music
Philosophy
Physics
Psychology
Religious Studies
Russian Language/Culture
Science/Technology/Society
Sociology
Spanish
Theatre/Dance
Women's/Gender/Sexuality Studies
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biology
  2. Economics
  3. Government

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-veterinary science

1,917

total students

11%

in-state

89%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

1,917
students

Female
52%
1,000

Male
48%
917

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

%

1,917
students

Female
53%
1,000

Male
47%
917

Not reported

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Student Break-down

10%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
64%
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

Transfer Admissions

3%

Transfer applicants accepted

62%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 3.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 1

Spring: November 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

64

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

64

semester hours

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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/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

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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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 74
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Great Britain
India
Japan
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Diva Shrestha
Senior Associate Director of Admissions for International Recruitment and Enrollment
207 859-4822
diva.shrestha@colby.edu

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