Description

Colby College is among the elite northeastern liberal arts colleges dubbed “Little Ivies.” In more than two centuries of operation, the college has developed a reputation for challenging, rewarding academics.

The college is particularly successful in preparing its students for graduate study. Medical schools accept nearly all of Colby pre-med students with a GPA of at least 3.5 and above-average MCAT scores. The acceptance rate is also extremely high for dental school, and only slightly less for veterinary.

Most Colby students live on-campus, which results in a particularly active community. College life at Colby provides access to more than 100 student organizations, from improve groups to fencing.

Colby College funds more than 500 financial aid programs, many of which are need-based grants. Government-funded grants and loans are also available, as well as student employment. To apply for financial aid, complete the FAFSA and CSS Profile by February 1 (regular decision) or November 15 (early decision).

Admissions at Colby are highly selective. Nearly two-thirds of incoming freshmen were in the top 5% of their high school class, with a median ACT score of 31. Because admissions are so competitive, some applicants might be offered midyear admission, as many students choose to study abroad in the second semester.

Quick Facts about Colby College

Region

Northeast

Setting

Small Town Setting

Type

Private

Affiliation

Not applicable

Size

Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)

Mascot

Mules

Website

www.colby.edu

On-Campus Housing Available

Yes

Selectivity

Most Selective

In-State Tuition

$44,320

Out-of-State Tuition

$44,320

Retention Rate

95%

Enrollment

1,847

Year Established

1813

Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 4

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100% of students gave Colby College 4 stars overall.

Alumnus - Grad Year 2007

Overall Rating:
4

Detailed Ratings

Colby College is a great liberal arts school. The campus is beautiful, the academics are top-notch, and the people are great. The COOT orientation program stands out as something you can't get anywhere else. It's the college's orientation program that takes students into the Maine wilderness and is a great way to start your time at Colby. Keep in mind that the college is pretty isolated, though, so much of your life will be on campus or in the close vicinity.

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Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students
1,847
Freshman Class
484
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
1,847

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
100%
Graduate
%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
100%
Part-Time
0%

Gender of Students

Women
55%
Men
45%

Ethnic Diversity

Latino
4%
African American
4%
Caucasian
64%
Asian
7%
Unknown and Other
21%

International Students

International
6%
Domestic
94%

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