Colby College
Waterville, ME, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
0
100
16%
Acceptance Rate
11,190
Students Applied
3%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
8
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
SAT Subject Tests
No
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 15, 2020 December 15, 2020
Fall Regular Decision January 1, 2020 May 1, 2020
Other
Early Decision II
January 1, 2020
Test Optional
Yes
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
8%
Out-Of-State Students
89%
US States Represented
47
Countries Represented
52
55%
Submitting ACT
49%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 33
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1444
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
670
75th
760
Reading
25th
670
75th
740
4.00
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
78
Top 25%
94
Top 50%
100

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 800-723-3032
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.81 Average Rating
Don't let the cold weather turn you away! It actually isn't that cold here in Maine. Plus, the fall and spring is worth the winter.
Chelsea from Centennial, CO
as with any school get involved with as much as you can, but still remember time to relax and time for school work. the workload is very challenging but there are countless resources to help you with every subject at any time!
Bridget from Eliot, ME
As a rising junior, my greatest piece of advice is to come to Colby (or any college) with an open mind. Be ready to jump into things that interest you because that is where you will find most of your college friends and a means to relieve any school-related stresses (especially during finals week). College is ultimately what you make of it, and can very well be one of the most rewarding experiences in your lifetime.
Angela from Bronx, NY
Interview, and afterwards send a thank-you note.
Try and have at least one stand-out ability rather than be super-well rounded. Have a bit of quirkiness or outstanding ability.
But still, have a strong application.
Be environmentally-friendly, or be prepared and willing to become eco-friendly.
Be open-minded.
Visit the campus and you'll fall in love.
Priscilla from Waterville, ME
Do your AP's! They've helped me out so much, I've gotten rid of three distribution requirements because I knocked out subjects early. Also, bring plenty of winter clothes because it can get freezing :D. For minorities especially, Colby is fighting for you. They are desperate to get different faces on campus and as a result the incoming classes are becoming more and more diverse, so they will put down the cash to get you here. And finally enjoy yourself and try not to stress too much. It's the first year and the vibe around the campus is very lax and kicking back and having fun is what it's all about.
Kristen from Atlanta, GA
Get good grades/test scores. Visit if you can and stay overnight with a student (if you're an athlete, contact the coach of your sport, otherwise maybe talk to the admissions office).
Apply! It's free!! That's why I applied, and I ended up choosing Colby over Middlebury, Haverford, Oberlin, Vassar, and others.
Isaac from Western NC

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