Colby College

Waterville, ME

Colby College

Waterville, ME

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Tuition & Fees

$59,430

not including housing and food

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
740
25th
680
75th
780
25th
700
75th
35
25th
32
75th
32
25th
27
75th
34
25th
31
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undergraduateRatios

46%

male

54%

female

-

students

1

faculty

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Extremely Selective

10%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,430
Declined 12,492
Total Received 13,922
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Private

2,196

undergraduate students

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Location

School Facts

Founded in 1813, Colby College 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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Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 2,196
Established in 1813
Coeducational Coeducational

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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

Colby College
4000 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, ME
04901-8840

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
97%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not 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
79%
Top 1/4
94%
Top 1/2
100%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
740
25th
680
75th
780
25th
700
75th
35
25th
32
75th
32
25th
27
75th
34
25th
31

Admissions Facts

Application fee $0
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Common application accepted Yes
Application deadline (final deadline) January 1
School has early decision program Yes
Early decision program application deadline November 15
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Considered if submitted SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted

Extremely Selective

10%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,430
Declined 12,492
Total Received 13,922

Admissions Factors

Required

Recommendations
Secondary School Record

Recommended

Completion of college-preparatory program

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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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Financial Aid

48%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$48,706

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $56,930
Housing $7,910
Food $7,385
Additional fees $2,500
Books & supplies $850
Total $75,575
Average Financial Aid - $48,706
Total with Avg. Aid $26,869

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,876,066
State $63,100
Institutional $43,210,249
Other external $647,641
Total $45,797,056

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $68,484
Other external $110,321
Total $178,805

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 800 723-4033
F: 207 859-4828
finaid@colby.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Field hockey yes
Football yes
Golf yes
Ice hockey yes yes
Lacrosse yes yes
Rowing yes yes
Skiing yes yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Squash yes yes
Swimming and diving yes yes
Tennis yes yes
Track and field indoor yes yes
Track and field outdoor yes yes
Track and field x country yes yes
Volleyball yes

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 Facts

Athletic conference memberships
New England Small College Athletic Conference

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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
African-American/Black Studies. yes
American/United States Studies/Civilization. yes
Ancient Studies/Civilization. yes
Anthropology, General. yes
Art History, Criticism and Conservation. yes
Astrophysics. yes
Behavioral Neuroscience. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Computational Biology. yes
Computer Science. yes
Creative Writing. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes
East Asian Studies. yes
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics. yes
Economics, General. yes
Education, General. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes
Environmental Science. yes
Environmental Studies. yes
Fine/Studio Arts, General. yes
French Language and Literature. yes
General Studies. yes
Geology/Earth Science, General. yes
German Language and Literature. yes
History, General. yes
International/Globalization Studies. yes
Latin American Studies. yes
Mathematics and Statistics. yes
Mathematics, General. yes
Music, General. yes
Music, Other. yes
Natural Resources Conservation and Research, Other. yes
Neuroscience. yes
Philosophy. yes
Physics, General. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Psychology, General. yes
Religion/Religious Studies. yes
Science, Technology and Society. yes
Sociology, General. yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Women's Studies. yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biology
  2. Economics
  3. Government

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • 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

2,196

total students

7%

in-state

93%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

2,196
students

Female
54%
1,180

Male
46%
1,016

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

100%

2,196
students

Female
54%
1,180

Male
46%
1,016

Not reported

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Student Break-down

8%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
62%
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 Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

7%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: April 1

Spring: November 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

64

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

64

semester hours

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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

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