1,917
Students
Financial aid thermometer
48,467
Avg. Financial Aid
Most Selective
Admission Difficulty
15
15%
Acceptance Rate
Small town
Setting
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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 Denise Walden
Associate Director of Admissions
Email: admissions@colby.edu
Phone: 207-859-4800
Fax: 207-859-4828

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
African American/Black Studies Checkmark
American Studies Checkmark
Asian Studies (East) Checkmark
Latin American Studies Checkmark
Russian Studies Checkmark
Women's Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences Checkmark
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
English Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Classics And Classical Languages Checkmark
French 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
Environmental Science Checkmark
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Religious Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry Checkmark
Environmental Chemistry Checkmark
Geology/earth Science Checkmark
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology Checkmark
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

11,190
Applied
1,767
Accepted
1,917
Enrolled
16%
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Female Admissions

5,916
Females Applied
913
Females Accepted
15%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

5,274
Males Applied
854
Males Accepted
16%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

0
Application Fee
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
2 recommendations
Recommended Interview

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 March 1st May 15th

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 700 670 740
SAT Math 710 670 760
ACT Composite 32 31 33

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

52,890
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Fees

2,320
Full-time student fees
14,190
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

48,467
Avg. Financial Aid Package
51,118
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
50,211
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
433
Avg. Grant Aid
46,775
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
99% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
100%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
99%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

1,917
Total undergrad students
10%
International Students
89%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 7.3%
Black or African American 3.91%
White or Caucasian 63.8%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.42%
Asian 7.15%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.16%
Two or more races 4.59%
Other 2.35%

Gender

Male (47.84%)
Female (52.16%)

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 95%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
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Campus events:
Family Weekend, Spring Concert and SHOUT (Speaking, Hearing, Opening Up Together) Speaker

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Outing Club, volunteer center, WMHB-FM (College Radio Station), Student Government and Powder and Wig (theater)

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
Student patrols Checkmark
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