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Colby College

471 reviews
  1. Waterville, ME
  2. 4 Year
#56 in Best Colleges in America
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    C+
Colby College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
New England Small College Athletic Conference
Address
4000 Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME 04901
Website

Colby College Rankings

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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
28%
SAT Range
1230-1430
ACT Range
28-32
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended

Cost

Net Price
$18,477/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $1,710/ year
  • $30-48k
    $3,580/ year
  • $49-75k
    $9,186/ year
  • $76-110k
    $24,111/ year
  • $110k+
    $35,722/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
97%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.29 responses
82%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.28 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.28 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,847Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
10%
Varsity Athletes
35%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 6 responses
  • White and active
    17%
  • Work hard and play hard
    33%
  • Work really hard and Play even harder
    50%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
0%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.22 responses
Poll
3%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.35 responses
Poll
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After Colby College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$53,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
90%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
57%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.7 responses

Reviews

471 reviews
  • Excellent
    100
  • Very Good
    187
  • Average
    142
  • Poor
    24
  • Terrible
    18
Colby is a name that gets "oohs", "aaaahs", "wow"s and jobs
  • College Junior
  • 2 months ago
Professors are engaged, excited and really care about students. I've learned to think in new ways I never thought I could since I got here. Also, professors are willing to adjust their curriculum schedules to make sure everyone is getting the most out of each class. You can tell they really love what they do and they want to make it amazing for the students.
  • College Junior
  • 2 months ago
Devoted, enthusiastic, incredible professors that really help you to think in ways you never thought you could. Super friendly atmosphere amongst students. Several major "types" of kids: poly-sci/business/science-orientated athletes; crunchy, outdoorsy hippies; eccentric arts kids; super-students. Very white, accepts a LOT of Maine/New England kids and public-school kids (how I got in). Incredible, expansive campus with an hundred-acre arboretum makes the school feel like its own world (as opposed to feeling like going to school in a city park). Three dining halls with different/distinct food options, and unlimited meal swipes make life so much easier.
  • College Junior
  • 2 months ago