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Colby-Sawyer College
New London, NH
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.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,090
   Women 759 (69.6%)
   Men 331 (30.4%)
Graduate Students 16
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 Critical Reading Not reported
SAT Writing
ACT Composite Not reported
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA   X    
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $54,210
  Tuition and Fees $39,200
  Room and Board $13,260
Average Percent of Need Met Not reported
Average Freshman Award Not reported
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
Not reported
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 81
Regular Class Size Not reported
New London Population 4,397
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 96% of freshmen, 83% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Charging Horse
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