Colby-Sawyer College

New London, NH, USA
3.82 Average Rating

Founded in 1837 in the Lake Sunapee Region of central New Hampshire, Colby-Sawyer College is a 4-year institution built on a liberal arts and sciences core curriculum. Conferring undergraduate degrees through the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business and Social Sciences, and the School of Nursing and Health Sciences, students can choose between 18 majors, all of which include fulfillment of at least one internship. Partnering with Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health, Colby-Sawyer also offers experiential learning and job placement opportunities in nursing, physical therapy, mental health therapy, and more. Outside of academia, students can enjoy the Lethbridge Lodge for unique dining and recreation, climb nearby Mount Kearsarge, or join an intramural sports team.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
87%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. December 1, 2018 May 1, 2019
Fall Regular Decision April 1, 2019 May 1, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
40%
Out-Of-State Students
58%
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
995
Total Number of Undergrads
982
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

0
100
49%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
57%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
9:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$27,130
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$42,486
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$42,486
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$14,987
Books and Supplies
$2000

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
97%
Average Aid Per Year
$28,903
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
97%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,450
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$26,626

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
81%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,837
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$26,759
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$279
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
30%
70%
Student Organizations
41
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
90%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Chargers
School Colors
White/Royal Blue
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Boston
New York
Portland
Burlington
Hartford
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$43,600
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What Students Are Saying

3.82 Average Rating
If you love a close knit communitity then this is the college for you. The teachers here are great and super understanding and really make an effort to get to know their students. Also it is a very small school but there is always something to do.
Sarah from Dighton, MA
If you're looking for a place to have a great connection with teachers, a friendly and safe environment while having fun at the same time, Colby-Sawyer is the place for you. One never thinks twice about their safety here as campus safety does a grab job of ensuring the well-being of everyone. With a small school consisting of less than 2000 students, you'll always see friendly faces you know.
Patrick from Newmarket, NH

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