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Colby College

Waterville, ME

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Overview

Colby College is a 4-year institution located in Waterville, ME, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address 4000 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, ME  04901-8840
United States
Contact Phone: 207-859-4000

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Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Asian Studies (East) Checkmark
Latin American Studies Checkmark
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Women's Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Computational Biology Checkmark
Ecology And Evolutionary Biology Checkmark
Environmental Biology Checkmark
Molecular Biology Checkmark
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
Creative Writing Checkmark
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Classics And Classical Languages Checkmark
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History Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Economics Checkmark
Political Science And Government Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

13,584
Applied
1,314
Accepted
2,003
Enrolled
10%
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Female Admissions

7,310
Females Applied
730
Females Accepted
10%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

6,274
Males Applied
584
Males Accepted
9%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

0
Application Fee
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
3 recommendations

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 1st April 1st
Out of state Fall freshmen Not reported January 1st
Early decision plan November 15th December 15th
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer April 1st May 15th

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 710 680 740
SAT Math 740 700 780
ACT Composite 33 31 34

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

54,870
Private
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Fees

2,410
Full-time student fees
14,720
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

50,475
Avg. Financial Aid Package
55,762
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
52,695
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
0
Avg. Grant Aid
51,617
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
100%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
100%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

2,003
Total Undergrad students
10%
International Students
91%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 8.34%
Black or African American 4.99%
White or Caucasian 60.66%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.3%
Asian 8.19%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.2%
Two or more races 5.44%
Other 2.3%

Gender

Male (46.33%)
Female (53.67%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Cooperative housing
Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 96%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
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Campus events:
Roberts Road Spring Concert, Family & Homecoming Weekend and CLAS

Student Services

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Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Outing Club, Student Government Association, Student Athlete Advisory Committee, Student Programming Board and Pugh Community Board

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
campus lighting, student emergency response team, self-defense class, property ID program, party monitors

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 3 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Crew No Division 3 No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Fencing No Checkmark No
Field Hockey Checkmark No No
Football Checkmark Division 3 No
Golf No Division 3 No
Ice Hockey No Division 3 No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Sailing No Checkmark No
Skiing (cross-country) No Division 1 No
Skiing (downhill) No Division 1 No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark No No
Squash No Division 3 No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee No Checkmark No
Volleyball No Checkmark No
Water Polo No Checkmark No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Crew No Division 3 No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Fencing No Checkmark No
Field Hockey Checkmark Division 3 No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Division 3 No
Ice Hockey No Division 3 No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Sailing No Checkmark No
Skiing (cross-country) No Division 1 No
Skiing (downhill) No Division 1 No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark Division 3 No
Squash No Division 3 No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee No Checkmark No
Volleyball No Division 3 No
Water Polo No Checkmark No

Faculty

223
Total Faculty
9:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 209
Part-time - 14
Male - 113
Female - 110
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