Colby-Sawyer is a private, liberal arts college. It was founded as an academy in 1837, became a junior college for women in 1928, began granting bachelor's degrees in 1943, and adopted coeducation in the fall of 1990. Its 190-acre campus is located in New London, 100 miles from Boston.

Website: www.colby-sawyer.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,090
Undergraduate
Students
(69.6%) 759 Women
(30.4%) 331 Men
16
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
87% of 1,989 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.30
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
Not reported
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$56,662
Tuition and Fees
$42,398
Room and Board
$14,264
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Freshman Award
Not reported
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
67
Regular Class Size
Not reported
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Campus Life

New London Population
4,397
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
87% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Charging Horse
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
1.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.9% Asian
6.8% Black/African-American
3.7% Hispanic/Latino
0.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
75.0% White
11.2% Unknown
International Students
7.7% from 25 countries
First-Year Students Returning
78.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
45.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
85%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

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

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Not used if submitted Not reported
SAT Only Not used if submitted Not reported
ACT Only Not used if submitted Not reported
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Not used if submitted Not reported
SAT Subject Tests Only Not used if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
541 Main Street
City, State, Zip
New London, NH 03257
Phone
(603) 526-3700
Fax
(603) 526-3452
E-mail
admissions@colby-sawyer.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins January 1
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
December 1
Early Action Notification
Not reported

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
1 recommended for all freshmen
Other
College preparatory courses: 4 years of English, 3 years of math, 3 years of lab science, 3 years of social science and 2 years of the same language required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not 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
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College
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
87% of 1,989 applicants were admitted
Women
90% of 1,312 applicants were admitted
Men
82% of 677 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
278 (16%) of 1,731 admitted students enrolled
Women
205 (17%) of 1,176 admitted students enrolled
Men
73 (13%) of 555 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
78% of 1292 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.30
3.75 and Above
12%
3.50 - 3.74
25%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
19%
2.50 - 2.99
21%
2.00 - 2.49
6%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
Not reported
Score of 30 - 36
Not reported
Score of 24 - 29
Not reported
Score of 18 - 23
Not reported
Score of 12 - 17
Not reported
Score of 6 - 11
Not reported
Score of 5 or Below
Not reported

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$56,662
Tuition and Fees
$42,398
Room and Board
$14,264
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Final deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning February 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002572
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
Not reported
Found to Have Financial Need
Not reported
Received Financial Aid
Not reported
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
Not reported
Need-Based Gift
Not reported
Need-Based Self-Help
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
Not reported
Found to Have Financial Need
Not reported
Received Financial Aid
Not reported
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
Not reported
Need-Based Gift
Not reported
Need-Based Self-Help
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
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
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private 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
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Creative Writing
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

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

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Creative Writing
  • Developmental and Child Psychology
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health Education and Promotion
  • Public Health, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Most Popular Disciplines
Health professions and related sciences, Parks and recreation, Business/marketing
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Law with Vermont Law School
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


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

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
67
Part-Time Faculty
34
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
53%
Regular Class Size
Not reported
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

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
228,487
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
180
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


New London Population
4,397
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
200 acres

Weather

Temperature
7.4 average low in January, 77.3 average high in September
Rain
126 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
New London
Nearest Train Station
35 mile(s) from campus in White River Junction

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Women only housing, coed housing
Students in College Housing
87% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
13%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

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
awareness seminars

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Charging Horse
School Colors
Royal blue and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Equestrian Sports x   x  
Lacrosse x      
Skiing (Downhill) x   x  
Soccer 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  
Equestrian Sports x  
Lacrosse x  
Skiing (Downhill) x  
Soccer x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Equestrian Sports x  
Lacrosse    
Skiing (Downhill) x  
Soccer x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
golf, ice hockey, rugby, softball
Men's Club Sports
golf, ice hockey, rugby

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, golf, racquetball, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, campus activities board, student government association, dance club, colby-sawyer players (theater), student nurses association
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,090
Women
759 (69.6%)
Men
331 (30.4%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,011
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
1.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.9% Asian
6.8% Black/African-American
3.7% Hispanic/Latino
0.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
75.0% White
11.2% Unknown
International Students.
7.7% from 25 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
16

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
78.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
45.8%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
55.7%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
56.7%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
85%
Average Starting Salary
85%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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