C O L L E G E   P R O F I L E   -   O V E R V I E W
Colby College
Waterville, ME
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,857
   Women 970 (52.2%)
   Men 887 (47.8%)
Graduate Students Not reported
Entrance Difficulty Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate 23% of 7,593 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 686 average
640-740 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 668 average
630-720 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 30 average
29-32 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $66,277
  Tuition and Fees $50,960
  Room and Board $13,100
Average Percent of Need Met 100%
Average Freshman Award $47,442
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System 4-1-4
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 180
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 43% of classes
10-19 students: 33% of classes
20-29 students: 12% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Waterville Population 15,962
Nearest Metropolitan Area Portland, ME
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 100% of freshmen, 94% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot White Mule
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
6.9% Asian
3.0% Black/African-American
7.2% Hispanic/Latino
5.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
68.9% White
8.0% Unknown
International Students 10.6% from 74 countries
First-Year Students Returning 92.9%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 90.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 63%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 17.0%