Colby-Sawyer College

541 Main St, New London, United States
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Overview of Colby-Sawyer College

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,090
    • Men:331 (30.4%)
    • Women:759 (69.6%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Colby-Sawyer College is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


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

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Not used if submitted
Not reported
SAT Only
Not used if submitted
Not reported
ACT Only
Not used if submitted
Not reported
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Not used if submitted
Not reported
SAT Subject Tests Only
Not used if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Not reported
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
541 Main Street
City, State, Zip
New London, NH  03257
Phone
(603) 526-3700
Fax
(603) 526-3452
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins January 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
December 1
Early Action Notification
Not reported

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
1 recommended for all freshmen
Other
College preparatory courses: 4 years of English, 3 years of math, 3 years of lab science, 3 years of social science and 2 years of the same language required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not 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
87% of 1,989 applicants were admitted
Women
90% of 1,312 applicants were admitted
Men
82% of 677 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
278 (16%) of 1,731 admitted students enrolled
Women
205 (17%) of 1,176 admitted students enrolled
Men
73 (13%) of 555 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.30
375 And Above
12%
3.50 - 3.74
25%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
19%
2.50 - 2.99
21%
2.00 - 2.49
6%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
Not reported
• Score 30 - 36
Not reported
• Score 24 - 29
Not reported
• Score 18 - 23
Not reported
• Score 12 - 17
Not reported
• Score 6 - 11
Not reported
• Score 5 Or Below
Not reported

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $41,186 (72.46463509043564%)
  • Room & Board: - $13,650 (24.016468435498627%)
  • Other Expences: - $2,000 (3.518896474065733%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Colby-Sawyer College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15 | Final deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning February 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002572
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
Not reported
Found To Have Financial Need
Not reported
Received Financial Aid
Not reported
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent Of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
Not reported
• Need-Based Gift
Not reported
• Need-Based Self-Help
Not reported
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
Not reported
Found To Have Financial Need
Not reported
Received Financial Aid
Not reported
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent Of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
Not reported
• Need-Based Gift
Not reported
• Need-Based Self-Help
Not reported
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
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
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Creative Writing
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff

Employment


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

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Not offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


67

Part-Time Faculty


34

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


53%

Regular Class Size


  • Not reported

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

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
228,487

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
180
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-Sawyer College provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


78.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


45.8%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


55.7%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


56.7%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (28)


  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Creative Writing
  • Developmental and Child Psychology
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health Education and Promotion
  • Public Health, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


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

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Parks and recreation, Business/marketing

Online Degrees


Law with Vermont Law School

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


4,397

Nearest Metropolitan Area


200 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
7.4 average low in January, 77.3 average high in September
Rain
126 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
100 mile(s) from campus in Boston
Nearest Bus Station
New London
Nearest Train Station
35 mile(s) from campus in White River Junction

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Women only housing, coed housing

Students of College Housing


87% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


13%

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
Charging Horse
School Colors
Royal blue and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Equestrian Sports
Lacrosse
Skiing (Downhill)
Soccer
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Equestrian Sports
Lacrosse
Skiing (Downhill)
Soccer
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, golf, racquetball, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Colby-Sawyer College offers choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, campus activities board, student government association, dance club, colby-sawyer players (theater), student nurses association

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,011

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,090
Women
759
Men
331

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

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


16

Student Resources

Study resources