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
Small Town Setting
Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)
On-Campus Housing Available
Ratings & Reviews
- Full-Time Undergrad Students
- Freshman Class
- Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
Undergraduate vs. Graduate
Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students
Students Coming From In-State vs. Out-of-State
Gender of Students
Students State Origin
- New York
- New Hampshire
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