Colby College

Colby College

Waterville, ME
location
Private
type
Small
setting
52%
48%
student ratio
1,917
total students
Tuition Cost $50,890 | $50,890
in-state | out-of-state
Average Financial Aid Package $48,467
January 1
fall application deadline
15%
acceptance rate
Most Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
710
sat math
700
sat reading
Not
Reported
sat writing
32
act composite

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • African American/Black Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • American Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Asian Studies (East)
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Latin American Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Russian Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Women's Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computational Biology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Environmental Biology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Molecular Biology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Neuroscience
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • Creative Writing
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Classics and Classical Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • German
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Ancient Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International/Global Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Science, Technology and Society
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mathematics and Statistics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Environmental Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Natural Resources/Conservation Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Environmental Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geology/Earth Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine/Studio Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

15% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied11,190
    • Accepted1,767
    • Acceptance Rate15%
    • Enrolled1,917
    • Female Applicants5,916
    • Females Accepted913
    • Female Acceptance Rate15%
    • Male Applicants5,274
    • Males Accepted854
    • Male Acceptance Rate16%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee $0
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen January 1st April 1st --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen April 1st --
    • Early decision plan November 15th December 15th --
    • Other early decision plan January 1st February 15th --
    • Transfer March 1st May 15th --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 700 670 740
    • SAT Math 710 670 760
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite 32 31 33
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$50,890
    • Out-of-state tuition *$50,890
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$2,230
    • Room and board *$13,660
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Financial Aid

    • Average Financial Aid Package:$48,467
    • Average Freshman Financial Aid Package:$51,118
    • Average International Student Financial Aid Package:$50,211
    • Average Grant Aid:$433
    • Average Scholarship and/or Grant Aid Awarded:$46,775
    • Percentage of Students with Need who Receive Financial Aid:99%
    • Average Percentage of Financial Need Met: 100%
    • Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met: 99%

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students1,917
    • Male Student Percentage48%
    • Female Student Percentage52%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino7.3%
    • Black or African American3.91%
    • White or Caucasian63.8%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.42%
    • Asian7.15%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.16%
    • Two or more races4.59%
    • Unknown or International Student2.35%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout10.33% representing 52 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students89% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Special housing for disabled, Cooperative housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 95%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations No
    • Most popular organizations Outing Club, volunteer center, WMHB-FM (College Radio Station), Student Government, Powder and Wig (theater)
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Yes
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other campus lighting, student emergency response team, self-defense class, property ID program, party monitors

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division III
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No Division 3 No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Crew No Division 3 No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Fencing No Division C No
    • Field hockey Yes No No
    • Football Yes Division 3 No
    • Golf No Division 3 No
    • Ice hockey No Division 3 No
    • Lacrosse No Division 3 No
    • Rugby No Division C No
    • Sailing No Division C No
    • Skiing No Division 1 No
    • Skiing (cross-country) No Division 1 No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Squash No Division 3 No
    • Swimming No Division 3 No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee No Division C No
    • Volleyball No Division C No
    • Water polo No Division C No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Crew No Division 3 No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Fencing No Division C No
    • Field hockey Yes Division 3 No
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf No Division 3 No
    • Ice hockey No Division 3 No
    • Lacrosse No Division 3 No
    • Rugby No Division C No
    • Sailing No Division C No
    • Skiing No Division 1 No
    • Skiing (cross-country) No Division 1 No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes Division 3 No
    • Squash No Division 3 No
    • Swimming No Division 3 No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee No Division C No
    • Volleyball No Division 3 No
    • Water polo No Division C No

Location & Contact

4000 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, ME 04901-8840
United States

Denise Walden

Associate Director of Admissions

Phone: 207-859-4800
Fax: 207-859-4828
Email: admissions@colby.edu


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