Colby – Sawyer College

Also known as Colby-Sawyer

541 Main St, New London, NH

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Colby - Sawyer College is a nonprofit private college that has many degree programs available for students to choose from. The school is located in New London, NH, in a predominantly rural area. Enrollment at Colby-Sawyer is nearly a thousand yearly.

Students may pick from a few areas of study, including but not limited to:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Psychology
  • Recreation And Fitness Studies
  • Communications And Journalism
  • Social Sciences

The admissions process will begin with the submission of an application, student records, and standardized test scores, which are then reviewed by the admissions staff. Colby-Sawyer accepts about 80% of applicants yearly. Of those applicants accepted, around 16% enrolled. More information on admissions can be found at

Undergraduate tuition is approximately $38,000 for the year, though it may change based on different types of circumstances. Students may visit the school's tuition calculator to get a more personalized estimate of costs. Students at this school may be eligible for aid which is usually grants and loans.

The Colby - Sawyer College "Chargers" compete in a number of intercollegiate sports through participation in the NCAA. Available sports offered:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division III)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Lacrosse (NCAA Division III)
  • Skiing (NCAA Division III)

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Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give you an idea of the candidates Colby-Sawyer accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Colby – Sawyer College has a total student population of about 1,200. The student body is made up of 100% undergraduate students and 22% graduate 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 estimates are between $39,000-$46,000 for both state residents and nonresidents
  • The estimated tuition for part time students is around $1,300 to $1,500 per unit
  • Room and board is estimated to cost around $16,000, the price includes the serving of twenty-one meals every week
  • Some programs may have a frozen tuition rate, which means the tuition will stay the same for up to five years.

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid100%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships99%$27,945
Receiving Student Loans77%$11,398

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Colby – Sawyer College may provide services including:

  • Online classes
  • Remedial courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Employing students to lower education costs

Graduation Rates

Colby – Sawyer College has an overall graduation rate which is around 54%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years48%
Graduating in 5 Years4%
Graduating in 6 Years0.6%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 2002)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 2002)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Colby – Sawyer College is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division III (without football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (North Atlantic Conference)
  • Basketball (North Atlantic Conference)
  • Lacrosse
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, Outdoor
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball
  • Equestrian

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

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism


English Language and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies


Recreation and Fitness Studies

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 – Sawyer College for official up-to-date information.

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