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 predominantly 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.

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, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Colby College has a total student population of about 1,900. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 27% enrolling as graduate students and 100% as undergraduate students.

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 $47,000-$56,000 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 Aid45%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships37%$42,192
Receiving Student Loans21%$7,634

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 Years89%
Graduating in 5 Years3%
Graduating in 6 Years0.6%

Intercollegiate Athletics

Colby College is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division III (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (New England Small College Ath Conf)
  • Basketball (New England Small College Ath Conf)
  • Field Hockey
  • Football (New England Small College Ath Conf)
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Rowing
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Squash
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, Indoor
  • Track and Field, Outdoor
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball

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 (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Computer and Information Sciences


English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Foreign Languages and Literature


Interdisciplinary Studies

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences


Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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Data Disclaimer

Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Colby College for official up-to-date information.

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