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Tuition & Fees

Not Reported

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
34%
600-699
52%
500-599
13%
400-499
1%
700-800
44%
600-699
48%
500-599
7%
400-499
1%
700-800
45%
600-699
43%
500-599
11%
400-499
1%
30-36
70%
24-29
28%
18-23
2%
30-36
47%
24-29
50%
18-23
3%
30-36
62%
24-29
36%
18-23
2%
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undergraduateRatios

48%

52%

male

female

1
9

teacher

students

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Very Selective

22%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,710
Declined + 5,883
Total Received 7,593
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Private (nonprofit)

1,857

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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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 1,857
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 16,406), 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

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
94%
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

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
63%
Top 1/4
93%
Top 1/2
97%
Bottom 1/2
3%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
34%
600-699
52%
500-599
13%
400-499
1%
700-800
44%
600-699
48%
500-599
7%
400-499
1%
700-800
45%
600-699
43%
500-599
11%
400-499
1%
30-36
70%
24-29
28%
18-23
2%
30-36
47%
24-29
50%
18-23
3%
30-36
62%
24-29
36%
18-23
2%

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

Very Selective

22%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,710
Declined + 5,883
Total Received 7,593

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Recommendations
Secondary school record

Important

Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Interview
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Matthew Proto
Vice President and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
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

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
New England Small College Athletic Conference (Division III)
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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Undergraduate

100%

1,857
students

Female
52%
970

Male
48%
887

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

%

1,857
students

Female
53%
970

Male
47%
887

undergraduatePart-time

Not reported

Student Break-down

11%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
62%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
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

11%

Transfer applicants accepted

34%

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
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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

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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