Colby College

Waterville, ME

Colby College

Waterville, ME

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Tuition & Fees

$59,430

not including room and board

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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

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 2,196
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%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent 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

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-prepatory program

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Financial Aid

48%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$48,706

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $56,930
Room $7,910
Board $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
Basketball
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Ice hockey
Lacrosse
Rowing
Skiing
Soccer
Softball
Squash
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field indoor
Track and field outdoor
Track and field x country
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 Facts

Athletic conference memberships
New England Small College Athletic Conference

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Majors

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