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Colby College Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
1,825
Total Undergrads
484
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

54% Women
46% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division III (with football)

New England Small College Ath Conf

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

14
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $76,362)
15
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $69,636)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 29 - - -
Basketball 20 10 - Yes
Field Hockey - 21 - Yes
Football 70 - - -
Ice Hockey 27 23 - -
Lacrosse 36 26 - -
Rowing 22 29 - -
Skiing 16 18 - -
Soccer 23 22 - Yes
Softball - 18 - Yes
Squash 15 12 - -
Swimming and Diving 16 29 - -
Tennis 12 15 - -
Track and Field, Indoor 37 55 - -
Track and Field, Outdoor 40 47 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 20 23 - -
Volleyball - 8 - -
Court Sports - - - Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Skating - - Yes -

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 7.7%
Black/non-Hispanic 2.8%
Hispanic 3.0%
Non-resident alien 5.3%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 19.1%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 61.6%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 6%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 21 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
Other
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Government

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 0
Liquor Law Violation 22
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 0
Property Crime 6

Notable Alumni

  • Amy Walter [Class of 1991], Political Director for ABC News
  • Annie Proulx [Class of 1957], Winner of the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize, author of "The Shipping News" and "Brokeback Mountain"
  • Dan Harris [Class of 1993], Anchor of ABC World News Sunday
  • Doris Kearns Goodwin [Class of 1964], Pulitzer Prize-winning author/historian
  • Pete Rouse [Class of 1968], Chief of Staff to President Barack Obama
  • Robert Diamond [Class of 1973], President of Barclays PLC
  • Tom Silverman [Class of 1975], Founder of Tommy Boy Records
  • Billy Bush [Class of 1994], Host of Access Hollywood
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Angela from Bronx, NY
  • 5
  • I thought I would hate living so far (eight hours) from home, but I have actually grown to love dorm life! Most people, especially during their freshman year, are so…

  • Jul-23-2012 Read More
  • Bridget from Eliot, ME
  • 5
  • the community advisors are really great, they are like ra's at other school. they don't get you in trouble, instead they are more interested in your safety, well-being, and overall…

  • Feb-10-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Angela from Bronx, NY
  • Jul-23-2012 I am a current student here

    Colby College has three dining halls on campus as well as a fast-food venue, the Spa. Each dining hall provides a different food style: The cooks in Foss Dining Hall specialize in vegetarian, vegan, and non-American cuisine. Dana Dining Hall serves up hamburgers, turkey burgers, pizza, and fries, as well as comfort foods and pastas. Finally, Robert's (commonly referred to as Bob's) Dinning Hall provides wholesome and more traditional dishes such as its thanksgiving dinner, which includes turkey, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce. Each of the dining halls have a full salad bar. The Spa graces the students' palates with quesadillas, flat bread pizza, fries, chicken fritters, burgers, sandwiches, and more. Whatever your taste buds demand, Colby has it.

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  • 5
  • Bridget from Eliot, ME
  • Feb-10-2012 I am a current student here

    the food is really quite good, especially for cafeteria style. the three dining halls each have a different feel which help make everyone happy! there is a little restaurant, the spa which sells sandwiches, awesome quesadillas, and other pub like food. there are many vegan and vegetarian options as well (mostly in foss dining hall).

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Angela from Bronx, NY
  • Jul-23-2012 I am a current student here

    There are no fraternities or sororities at Colby College. They have been banned for safety hazards associated with hazing.

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