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Colby College

4000 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville, ME

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Colby College is a liberal arts college that offers an undergraduate education and helps students in developing important skills useful in pursuit of graduate education or employment. A liberal arts curriculum exposes students to a variety of topics and subjects. The school is located in Waterville, ME, which is a predominately rural area. Enrollment at Colby College exceeds a thousand yearly.

Areas of study available at Colby College include:

  • Social Sciences
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • History
  • English Language And Literature
  • Psychology

The admissions process begins with the submission of an application, student records, and test scores, which are then reviewed by admissions officials. Most students accepted to this school have an SAT score within the range of 1860 - 2130, or an ACT score between 28 - 32. Only 29 percent of applicants are admitted to the school due to the huge number of applicants and the intense competition for the limited enrollment spaces available. More information regarding admissions can be found here.

Undergraduate tuition is approximately $47,000 for the year, though it may change based on any number of circumstances. Students should check the school's tuition calculator to see the personalize cost of attendance. Student housing is available on-campus for students. The yearly cost of housing is estimated to be $6,300. Financial aid may be provided to students that meet the necessary requirements by way of scholarships, grants, and loans.

The Colby College "White Mules" have a number of intercollegiate athletic programs through participation in the NCAA. Available athletic programs offered may include the following:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division III)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Field Hockey (NCAA Division III)

Students should visit the Colby College website to get a complete list of academic programs offered, student services, and more that is available at this school.

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Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may provide a better idea of the students Colby College accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of accepted students, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to see your chances of getting accepted to Colby College.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • High School G.P.A. and School Records are Recommended
  • High School Academic Ranking are Recommended
  • Letters of Recommendation are Required
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
  • TOEFL for ESL Students are Required

College Credits Accepted

  • AP Course Credits

Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...

SAT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
SAT ® Critical Reading620 - 710
SAT ® Math630 - 710
SAT ® Writing610 - 710
SAT ® Total Score1860 - 2130

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English28 - 33
ACT ® Math27 - 32
ACT ® Composite Score28 - 32

Acceptance Rate Table

The chances of getting accepted into Colby College can be seen in the table below.

 Number (Percentage)
Granted Admissions1,527 (29%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled467 (31%)

Student Enrollment

Colby College has a total student population of about 1,800.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition is estimated to range between $42,000-$51,000 for both in-state and out-of-state students

Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid52%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships40%$33,891
Receiving Student Loans25%$6,705

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Colby College may offer student services including:

  • Academic counseling for students
  • Student employment
  • Helping students find work after graduation

Graduation Rates

Colby College has a very high graduation rate when compared to nearby similar schools.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years86%
Graduating in 5 Years4%
Graduating in 6 Years0.4%

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Social Sciences

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Global Studies (B)
  • Interdisciplinary Studies (B)
  • Science, Technology and Society (B)
  • Ancient Civilization Studies (B)


English Language and Literature


Physical Sciences

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

  • United States Studies (B)
  • East Asian Studies (B)
  • Womens Studies (B)
  • Latin American Studies (B)
  • African Studies
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Russian Studies

Mathematics and Statistics

  • Math (B)
  • Mathematics and Statistics (B)

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Foreign Languages and Literature

  • French Language and Literature (B)
  • Classical Languages, Literatures and Linguistics (B)
  • German Language and Literature (B)
  • Spanish Language and Literature (B)
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Visual and Performing Arts

  • Music History, Literature, and Theory (B)
  • Art History (B)
  • Art Studies (B)
  • Film Studies (B)
  • Drama (B)
  • Fine Studio Arts

Business and Marketing Studies

Computer and Information Sciences

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