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Colby College

Waterville, ME, USA
3.81 Average Rating

Founded in 1813, Colby College is a 4-year institution in Waterville, Maine, that serves only undergraduates. The test-optional school promises to meet 100% of demonstrated need through the Colby Commitment so that “the most talented students from every background have access to the best possible education.” Colby’s 714-acre campus offers 58 majors and 35 minors that are “connected to the world’s challenges, meaningful global connections, and an integrated campus experience.” The college is also home to the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs, Museum of Art, and Pugh Center for inclusion. 

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Suburb or town
In-State Students
8%
Out-Of-State Students
80%
0
100
13%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 32
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1363
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 15, 2018 December 29, 2018
Fall Regular Decision January 1, 2019 May 1, 2019
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
2,000
Total Number of Undergrads
1,857
Academic Calendar

Four-one-four plan

Non Traditional Learning
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
Learning Options
  • Study Abroad
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
94%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
94%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
10:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$20,361
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$55,210
Out-of-State Tuition
$55,210
0
100
100%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
42%
Average Aid Per Year
$42,468
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
46%
54%
Student Organizations
110
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Boston
New York
Portland
Lewiston
Washington
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$55,000
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What Students Are Saying

3.81 Average Rating
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
Colby College provides a safe and welcoming environment to prospective and new students as well as an experience that is unique, challenging, and gratifying. The largest classes at Colby are probably the introductory science courses, which take place in rather large lecture halls, but most commonly the student to faculty ratio is 10 : 1. Finally, Colby has hundreds of established clubs, service opportunities, sports teams, and campus-wide events, but continues to approve new extra curricular activities at the student body's request.
Angela from Bronx, NY

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