Colby

Colby College

4000 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville, United States
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    9
  • Class Notes
    0
  • Textbook Notes
    0
  • Study Guides
    9
  • Currently Enrolled
    15
  • Previously Enrolled
    107

Overview of Colby College (Colby)

About this school

  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,917
    • Men:917 Men (47.8%)
    • Women:1,000 Women (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
ACT Writing Test Policy
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%
• 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 (76.89%)
  • Room & Board: - $13,660 (19.77%)
  • Other Expenses: - $735 (1.06%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,567 (2.27%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
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 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


Students not required to own/lease a computer

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
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

Master's Programs of Study (1)


  • Not reported

    Campus Life (Colby)

    Location & Geography

    Population


    15,962

    Nearest Metropolitan Area


    Portland, ME

    Campus Size


    714 acres

    Weather


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

    Available Transportation


    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