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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
African-american/black Studies Checkmark
American/united States Studies/civilization Checkmark
East Asian Studies Checkmark
Latin American Studies Checkmark
Russian Studies Checkmark
Women's Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Computational Biology Checkmark
Ecology And Evolutionary Biology Checkmark
Environmental Biology Checkmark
Molecular Biology Checkmark
Neuroscience Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
Education, General Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
Creative Writing Checkmark
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Classics And Classical Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, General Checkmark
French Language And Literature Checkmark
German Language And Literature Checkmark
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Mathematics And Statistics Checkmark
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Ancient Studies/civilization Checkmark
International/globalization Studies Checkmark
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General Checkmark
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other Checkmark
Science, Technology And Society Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Science Checkmark
Environmental Studies Checkmark
Natural Resources Conservation And Research, Other Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Religion/religious Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Astrophysics Checkmark
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Environmental Chemistry Checkmark
Geology/earth Science, General Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Behavioral Neuroscience Checkmark
Psychology, General Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology, General Checkmark
Economics, General Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Art/art Studies, General Checkmark
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts, General Checkmark
Music, General Checkmark
Music, Other Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

15,857
Applied
1,407
Accepted
2,262
Enrolled
9%
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Female Admissions

8,760
Females Applied
753
Females Accepted
9%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

7,097
Males Applied
654
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
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 720 690 750
SAT Math 745 710 780
ACT Composite 33 32 34

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

58,640
Private
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Fees

2,580
Full-time student fees
15,745
Room & board
8,150
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

59,328
Avg. Financial Aid Package
63,725
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
60,351
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
57,663
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
100%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met

Student Body

2,262
Total Undergrad students
9%
International Students
93%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 8.13%
Black or African American 5.22%
White or Caucasian 57.12%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.22%
Asian 10.21%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.04%
Two or more races 5.97%
Other 3.63%

Gender

Male (46.99%)
Female (53.01%)

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 97%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
Student-run television station Checkmark
Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Fall & Spring Concert, Johnson Day and Big Prize Bingo

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:
Colby Outing Club, Student Programming Board, Student Government Association, International Club and Colby Dancers

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

Faculty

229
Total Faculty
10:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 222
Part-time - 7
Male - 108
Female - 121
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