Colby

Colby College

4000 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville, United States
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  • Class Notes
    0
  • Textbook Notes
    0
  • Study Guides
    8
  • Currently Enrolled
    27
  • Previously Enrolled
    58

Overview of Colby College (Colby)

About this school

  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,917
    • Men:917 (47.8%)
    • Women:1,000 (52.2%)

Location

Admission Information (Colby)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Colby College is most difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1310 on the SAT I or over 29 on the ACT; about 30% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
2
Foreign Language
-
3
Social Studies
-
2
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
2

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required for some
February 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Required for some
February 15
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Writing component recommended
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
4000 Mayflower Hill
City, State, Zip
Waterville, ME  04901-8840
Phone
(207) 859-4800
Fax
(207) 872-3474
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 1
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 15, January 1
Early Decision Notification
December 15, February 15
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
16% of 11,190 applicants were admitted
Women
15% of 5,916 applicants were admitted
Men
16% of 5,274 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
552 (31%) of 1,767 admitted students enrolled
Women
279 (31%) of 913 admitted students enrolled
Men
273 (32%) of 854 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
Not reported
375 And Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
710 average |670-760 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
60%
• Score 600 - 700
33%
• Score 500 - 600
7%
• Score 400 - 500
0%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
700 average |670-740 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
61%
• Score 600 - 700
34%
• Score 500 - 600
5%
• Score 400 - 500
0%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
32 average |31-33 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
84%
• Score 24 - 29
16%
• Score 18 - 23
0%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (Colby)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $53,120 (76.8941258214875%)
  • Room & Board: - $13,660 (19.773602385570772%)
  • Other Expences: - $735 (1.0639529834110188%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,567 (2.2683188095307028%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Colby College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
February 1
Award Notification Date
On or about April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002039
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile
$25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
297 (53.8%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
260 (87.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
260 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
260 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$51,118
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 260 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $49,873
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 51 (19.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $1,560
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1 (.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1 (.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $500

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
935 (48.8%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
813 (87.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
802 (98.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
796 (99.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$48,467
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 797 (99.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $46,775
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 185 (23.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $1,713
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 6 (.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
6 (.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $433

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
28%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$34,745
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships, Colby National Merit Scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (Colby)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


4-1-4

Summer Session


Not offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


Not reported

Part-Time Faculty


Not reported

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


Not reported

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 35% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 39% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 13% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 8% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 3% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 2% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 11% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 67% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 22% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,266,026

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
158
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Colby College provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


93.7%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


88.8%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


91.2%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


92.0%

Programs & Majors (Colby)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (46)


  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Ancient Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Computational Biology
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • East Asian Studies
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • International/Global Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Mathematics, General
  • Molecular Biology
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Natural Resources Conservation and Research, Other
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Russian Studies
  • Science, Technology and Society
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad

Study Abroad


Social sciences, Biological/life sciences, Interdisciplinary studies, Natural resources/environmental science

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Campus Life (Colby)

Location & Geography

Population


15,962

Nearest Metropolitan Area


714 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Portland, ME

Weather


Temperature
11.4 average low in January, 72.7 average high in September
Rain
129 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
75 mile(s) from campus in Portland
Nearest Bus Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Waterville
Nearest Train Station
-

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, cooperative housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


95% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through senior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


5%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
White Mule
School Colors
Blue, gray, and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Skiing (Downhill)
Soccer
Softball
Squash
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Skiing (Downhill)
Soccer
Softball
Squash
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, field hockey, football, soccer, softball, tennis

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Colby College offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, outing club, volunteer center, wmhb-fm (college radio station), student government, powder and wig (theater)

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,917

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,917
Women
1,000
Men
917

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 8.0% Asian
  • 4.4% Black/African-American
  • 8.1% Hispanic/Latino
  • 5.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 71.1% White
  • 2.6% Unknown

International Students


10.3% from 52 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


Not reported

Student Resources (Colby)

Study resources