Colby College

Waterville, ME

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Colby College

Colby College

Colby College Student Essentials

Colby College Student Essentials
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: 1,994
Year Established: 1813

About Colby College

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.

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Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4 of 5 Stars 1 Review

100% of students gave Colby College 4 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Alumnus - Grad Year 2007

Overall Rating

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.


Colby College Map & Location

Colby College
4000 Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME 04901


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Getting Around Colby College

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

9/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Waterville, ME

Winter
Dec
34
16
Jan
28
7
Feb
32
10
Spring
Mar
41
20
Apr
54
32
May
66
43
Summer
Jun
75
53
Jul
80
59
Aug
79
57
Fall
Sep
71
49
Oct
58
37
Nov
46
28

Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 1,994
Freshman Class 484
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 1,994

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 4%
  • African American: 3%
  • Caucasian: 65%
  • Asian: 6%
  • Unknown and Other: 22%
Latino 4%
African American 3%
Caucasian 65%
Asian 6%
Unknown and Other 22%

Undergraduate 100%
Graduate %
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%
Women 55%
Men 45%
International 6%
Domestic 94%

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