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COLLEGE PROFILE

Colby College

Waterville, ME

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FRESHMAN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Entrance Difficulty
Most Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1310 on the SAT I or over 29 on the ACT; about 30% or fewer of all applicants accepted.
High School Preparation
High School GraduationHigh school diploma or equivalent is not required
High School Program 
High School Units Required or Recommended
SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English 4
Mathematics 3
Science 2
Foreign Language 3
Social Studies 2
History  
Academic Electives 2
Examinations
ExamScores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACTRequired for someMarch 1
SAT OnlyRequired for someMarch 1
ACT OnlyRequired for someMarch 1
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACTRequired for someMarch 1
SAT Subject Tests OnlyRequired for some
ACT Writing Test PolicyWriting component recommended
Use of SAT/ACT EssaySAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

APPLYING FOR ADMISSION

Admissions Office
Address4000 Mayflower Hill
City, State, ZipWaterville, ME  04901-8840
Phone 
Fax(207) 872-3474
E-mailadmissions@colby.edu
Application Dates and Fees
Regular Admission DeadlineJanuary 1
Application FeeNo fee required
Application Fee WaiverNot reported
Regular Admission NotificationApril 1
Accept Offer of AdmissionMay 1
Waiting List UsedYes
Defer AdmissionStudent can defer admission
Transfer AdmissionTransfer applications accepted
Early Admission
Early Decision OfferedYes
Early Decision DeadlineNovember 15, January 1
Early Decision NotificationDecember 15, February 15
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Action Deadline 
Early Action Notification 
Application Form
Common ApplicationAccepted
Universal College ApplicationNot accepted
Electronic Application Available
Other Application Requirements
InterviewNot required
Essay or Personal
Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of
Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
OtherMust submit SAT, ACT, and/or three Subject Tests required for freshmen
Financial NeedFinancial need is a consideration in the admissions process

SELECTION OF STUDENTS

FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Rigor of Secondary School RecordX
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Class RankX
RecommendationsX
EssayX
InterviewX
Level of Applicant's InterestX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Volunteer WorkX
Particular
Talent/Ability
X
Character/Personal QualitiesX
First Generation to Attend CollegeX
State ResidencyX
Geographic ResidenceX
Relation with AlumnusX
Religious Affiliation/ CommitmentX
EthnicityX
Work ExperienceX

PROFILE OF FALL ADMISSION

Overall Admission Rate28% of 5,148 applicants were admitted
   Women30% of 2,696 applicants were admitted
   Men26% of 2,452 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled480 (33%) of 1,444 admitted students enrolled
   Women256 (32%) of 810 admitted students enrolled
   Men224 (35%) of 634 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate50% of 523 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate 
Students Offered Wait List 1,400
Students Accepting Wait List Position 662
Students Admitted From Wait List 31
Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)
Average GPANot reported
3.75 and AboveNot reported
3.50 - 3.74Not reported
3.25 - 3.49Not reported
3.00 - 3.24Not reported
2.50 - 2.99Not reported
2.00 - 2.49Not reported
SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
SAT Math672 average
620-720 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
36%
Score of 600 - 700
49%
Score of 500 - 600
14%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT Critical Reading659 average
610-710 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
31%
Score of 600 - 700
51%
Score of 500 - 600
16%
Score of 400 - 500
2%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT Writing667 average
630-710 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
34%
Score of 600 - 700
51%
Score of 500 - 600
14%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
ACT Composite30 average
28-32 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
62%
Score of 24 - 29
36%
Score of 18 - 23
2%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%
Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
High School Class RankTop tenth: 61%
Top quarter: 86%
Top half: 96%
Bottom half: 4%
National Merit Scholar1%
Valedictorian4%
Class PresidentNot reported
Student Government OfficerNot reported
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CLASS OF 2020 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.70 4.15 685 666 683 30
Low 2.78 3.20 430 460 420 21
High 4.00 5.00 800 800 800 35
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