Colby-Sawyer College

New London, NH

Colby-Sawyer College

New London, NH

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The character of Colby-Sawyer College
Colby-Sawyer is a dynamic and innovative liberal arts and sciences college located in the scenic Lake Sunapee Region of central New Hampshire. During their college careers, 100% of our students participate in one or more internships in their fields of study. They also create Learning Portfolios, in which they demonstrate their ongoing progress and achievement. All of our students conclude their senior year with a Capstone project, in which they develop and demonstrate a deeper body of knowledge in their academic major.

What makes Colby-Sawyer distinctive?
• Student success is our number one priority. Every major decision here begins with the question: How will our students benefit?

• Our small class size (average 19 students) and talented faculty provide our students with personal attention and a challenging yet supportive academic environment.

• New technologies are integral to our students' education. On our wireless campus, every student creates an electronic portfolio that tracks his or her progress and achievements across their college careers.

• Colby-Sawyer blends the elements of a student's college life--academic, co-curricular, social and athletic--into a cohesive educational experience.

• 100% our students gain vital pre-professional experience in their fields of study through one or more internships, which allow them to apply their knowledge and skills and build networks for future employment opportunities.

• Our students gain extraordinary access and opportunities in their first year, whether they want to join a leadership program, perform in a theatrical production or plan campus events.

• Our alumni emerge as well rounded, well educated citizens, prepared to be successful professionals and positive contributors to their communities.

• Our campus lies in New Hampshire's beautiful Lake Sunapee Region with 360-degree views of mountains, forests and lakes. It's a great place for outdoor recreation and is only a 90-minute drive to Boston.


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Ranked #8 among “Best Regional Colleges in the North” for the second consecutive year, placing ahead of 53 similarly sized institutions | U.S. News & World Report

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Ranked #3 among “Best Value Schools” in the North | U.S. News & World Report

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Ranked #19 for “Social Mobility” in the North | U.S. News & World Report

Consistently ranked as one of the top nursing schools in the state of New Hampshire |

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Ranked #1 in Best Undergraduate Teaching | U.S. News & World Report

It Just Feels Right

We hear it over and over again from prospective students and families who experience campus. Sign up today to tour campus with a student ambassador, or explore from home using Colby-Sawyer's virtual tour options. Whether in-person, in a live Zoom panel session or a virtual counselor conversation, gain the information and guidance you need for a successful college search.

Ways to Visit 

Campus Tours
Join us for an info session with an Admissions Counselor followed by a campus tour hosted by Student Ambassadors. See for yourself why our students call CSC their home away from home. Offered Mondays-Fridays and several Saturdays through the spring.


Virtual Open House
Explore CSC with on-demand sessions with info on Admissions + Applying, Campus Tours, student life and student success programs.


Virtual Visit Options
Take a Self or Guided Tour
Tour campus using our interactive map and watch videos featuring students’ perspectives or take the guided tour and we’ll walk you through with helpful information along the way.


An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “The first time I toured the school, I fell in love. There was such a strong sense of community. Everyone I came across seemed genuinely happy and excited to be here. I also love attending a school with strong connections to Dartmouth-Hitchcock [Medical Center].”

    • Rebeka Aherrera ’23
  • “I feel most comfortable at the library, which was once a barn, because it has a wonderful and cozy aura that eases any nervousness I have. Staff and students are always happy to help or just have a quick chat, and that can always boost my mood."

    • Olivia Anderson ’23
      Environmental Science
  • “This campus really feels like a second home to me. Everyone here is so friendly and willing to go out of their way to improve somebody else's day. I knew the first time I visited campus that this is where I was meant to be.”

    • Hayley Scherer ’22
      Business Administration
  • “The Nursing lab is one of my favorite places on campus because it reminds me of what I’m working toward in becoming a nurse. Clinical rotations at Dartmouth-Hitchcock [Medical Center] are amazing, and I’m grateful to learn from such incredible professors.”

    • Erin Gately ’22