Colby College

Waterville, ME

Website: www.colby.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,917
Undergraduate
Students
(52.2%) 1,000 Women
(47.8%) 917 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
16% of 11,190 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
710 average
670-760 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
700 average
670-740 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
32 average
31-33 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$71,702
Tuition and Fees
$55,210
Room and Board
$14,190
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$51,118
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$34,745
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
4-1-4
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
Not reported
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 35% of classes
10-19 students: 39% of classes
20-29 students: 13% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
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Campus Life

Waterville Population
15,962
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Portland, ME
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
95% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
White Mule
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
8.0% Asian
4.4% Black/African-American
8.1% Hispanic/Latino
5.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
71.1% White
2.6% Unknown
International Students
10.3% from 52 countries
First-Year Students Returning
93.7%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
88.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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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 Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
 

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   3
Science   2
Foreign Language   3
Social Studies   2
History    
Academic Electives   2

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required for some February 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Required for some February 15
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component recommended
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
4000 Mayflower Hill
City, State, Zip
Waterville, ME 04901-8840
Phone
(207) 859-4800
Fax
(207) 872-3474
E-mail
admissions@colby.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 1
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 15, January 1
Early Decision Notification
December 15, February 15
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
16% of 11,190 applicants were admitted
Women
15% of 5,916 applicants were admitted
Men
16% of 5,274 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
552 (31%) of 1,767 admitted students enrolled
Women
279 (31%) of 913 admitted students enrolled
Men
273 (32%) of 854 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
38% of 678 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
2,242
Students Accepting Wait List Position
957
Students Admitted From Wait List
32

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
Not reported
3.75 and Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
710 average
670-760 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
60%
Score of 600 - 700
33%
Score of 500 - 600
7%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
700 average
670-740 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
61%
Score of 600 - 700
34%
Score of 500 - 600
5%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
32 average
31-33 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
84%
Score of 24 - 29
16%
Score of 18 - 23
0%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 78%
Top quarter: 94%
Top half: 100%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$71,702
Tuition and Fees
$55,210
Room and Board
$14,190
Books and Supplies
$800
Other Expenses
$1,502
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
admissions@colby.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
February 1
Award Notification
On or about April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002039
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional
Business/Farm Supplement  

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
297 (53.8%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
260 (87.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
260 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
260 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$51,118
Need-Based Gift
Received by 260 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $49,873
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 51 (19.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $1,560
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1 (.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
1 (.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $500

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
935 (48.8%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
813 (87.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
802 (98.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
796 (99.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$48,467
Need-Based Gift
Received by 797 (99.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $46,775
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 185 (23.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $1,713
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 6 (.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
6 (.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $433

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
28%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$34,745
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
Alternative loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships, Colby National Merit Scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
4-1-4
Summer Session
Not offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Ancient Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Computational Biology
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • East Asian Studies
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • International/Global Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Mathematics, General
  • Molecular Biology
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Natural Resources Conservation and Research, Other
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Russian Studies
  • Science, Technology and Society
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Social sciences, Biological/life sciences, Interdisciplinary studies, Natural resources/environmental science
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
Not reported
Part-Time Faculty
Not reported
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
Not reported
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 35% of classes
10-19 students: 39% of classes
20-29 students: 13% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 11% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 67% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 22% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,266,026
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
158
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Waterville Population
15,962
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Portland, ME
Campus Size
714 acres

Weather

Temperature
11.4 average low in January, 72.7 average high in September
Rain
129 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Waterville
Nearest Train Station
 

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, cooperative housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
95% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through senior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
5%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
campus lighting, student emergency response team, self-defense class, property ID program, party monitors

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
White Mule
School Colors
Blue, gray, and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Crew x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Field Hockey x      
Football     x  
Golf x   x  
Ice Hockey x   x  
Lacrosse x   x  
Skiing (Downhill) x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Squash x   x  
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Crew x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey x  
Football    
Golf x  
Ice Hockey x  
Lacrosse x  
Skiing (Downhill) x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Squash x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Crew x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey    
Football x  
Golf x  
Ice Hockey x  
Lacrosse x  
Skiing (Downhill) x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Squash x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
fencing, rugby, sailing, ultimate Frisbee, water polo
Men's Club Sports
fencing, rugby, sailing, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, field hockey, football, soccer, softball, tennis

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, outing club, volunteer center, wmhb-fm (college radio station), student government, powder and wig (theater)
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,917
Women
1,000 (52.2%)
Men
917 (47.8%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,917
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
8.0% Asian
4.4% Black/African-American
8.1% Hispanic/Latino
5.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
71.1% White
2.6% Unknown
International Students.
10.3% from 52 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
Not reported

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
93.7%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
88.8%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
91.2%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
92.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Business 2%
Engineering 1%
Law 4%
Arts and Sciences 10%
Medicine 2%
Education 2%
Other 1%

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