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Colby College

Waterville, ME

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Web Sitewww.colby.edu/
Institution TypePrivate
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students1,857
   Women970 (52.2%)
   Men887 (47.8%)
Graduate StudentsNot reported

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyMost difficult
Overall Admission Rate23% of 7,593 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedYes
Regular Admission DeadlineJanuary 1
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPANot reported
SAT Math686 average
640-740 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading668 average
630-720 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing677 average
630-730 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite30 average
29-32 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of Attendance$66,277
Tuition and Fees
$50,960
Room and Board
$13,100
Average Percent of Need Met100%
Average Freshman Award$47,442
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
$27,953

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar System4-1-4
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
180
Regular Class Size2-9 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

CAMPUS LIFE

Waterville Population15,962
Nearest Metropolitan AreaPortland, ME
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 100% of freshmen, 94% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division III
MascotWhite Mule
Sororities 
Fraternities 

STUDENTS

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 Students10.6% from 74 countries
First-Year Students Returning92.9%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
90.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
63%
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
17.0%
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CLASS OF 2022 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M ERW  
Average 3.76 4.17 687 687 32
Low 3.20 3.60 530 510 25
High 4.00 5.00 780 790 35
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DID YOU KNOW?

When Colby was founded in 1813, Maine was still part of Massachusetts.

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