Colby College

Waterville, ME, USA
4.44 Average Rating

Founded in 1833, Colby College is one of the oldest private liberal arts colleges in the US. Located in Waterville, Maine, the college ranks highly on several reputable lists, including #30 in Liberal Arts Universities by Forbes and #9 Happiest Students list by The Princeton Review. The school’s campus sits atop Mayflower Hill and is home to a 128-acre bird sanctuary. All students are required to undertake the Jan Plan, a program that allows students to pursue an internship, independent study, or take a trip to study abroad.


Average Net Price
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Institution Type
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Town
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Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 32
Average SAT Composite: 1363

What Students Are Saying

4.44 Average Rating
The people here are generally nice. Classes are fairly challenging and give a fair amount of homework. Students generally don't get off campus as often as they might at other (more urban) schools, which builds a greater sense of community, but also creates a bit of a bubble.
Isaac from Western NC
colby perfectly encompasses the liberal arts with plenty of research and internship opportunities. the campus, people, and staff/faculty are all truly beautiful on the inside and out. people are constantly looking out for you, while still keeping a competitive edge on athletics and academics.
Bridget from Eliot, ME

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