Colby College Overview

Student population

Address4000 Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME
School Websitewww.colby.edu
School TypePrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Size

Remote

StatusPrivate not-for-profit
Level of StudyUndergraduate

Colby College is a small private not-for-profit, 4-year college based in Waterville, Maine that offers undergraduate programs to its students. The highest level of offerings is bachelor's degree. In the 2019 academic year, 12,313 students applied to Colby College. Of those students, 1,608 were granted admission into the school.

In the 2019 academic year, the in-state tuition for enrolling in Colby College was $52,890, in addition to fees of $2,320. This number excludes room and board. The school does provide on-campus housing, which you may want to factor into your cost analysis when planning to attend Colby College.

Colby College has a 90% graduation rate within six years of enrolling.

Colby College Requirements

Academic standards

Moderate

SAT-
ACT-
GPAConsidered but not required
Applicants admitted

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The Colby College acceptance rate is 13%. To put this into perspective, 1,608 of the 12,313 students who applied to Colby College in the 2019 academic year were admitted. It’s clear that enrolling in Colby College is not out of reach. You simply need the right credentials.

Most students who have been accepted into Colby College had an SAT score between the range of 1,350 and 1,510. If you want a good shot of getting in, you'll also want to have strong ACT scores. The ACT range for Colby College was between 31 and 33 in the last academic year.

In addition, applicants are not required to submit their GPA to Colby College as part of their application.

Colby College Cost

In-State resident tuition

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Out of State Tuition

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Cost is a crucial factor to consider when deciding what college to attend. At Colby College, the tuition for in-state residents is $52,890. Combined with fees of $2,320, room and board costs of $14,190, other expenses of $1,002 and the $800 cost of books and supplies.

Out-of-state students can expect to pay more. While the costs for room, board, and other expenses are the same, out-of-state tuition is significantly higher. Out-of-state students must pay $55,210 in tuition.

Students at Colby College are eligible for federal financial aid. The average federal aid awarded to students at Colby College was $6,836 last year, with 14% of students being awarded federal aid.

Colby College Student Life

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Student-to-Faculty Ratio10:1

Student composition is an important deciding factor for most students applying to Colby College.

Colby College has a good gender split, with 52% of undergraduates being female and 48% of undergraduates being male.

At the school, most students are out-of-state residents; in fact, 81% of all students reside out-of-state. However, 8% of students come from in-state and 11% of students are international. This means you’ll be able to interact with people from all backgrounds.

The student to faculty ratio at Colby College is 10:1. This means that you should have no trouble getting the academic support you need to thrive in your studies.

Colby College Popular Majors and Programs

SOCIAL SCIENCES
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION
PSYCHOLOGY
MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
PHYSICAL SCIENCES
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS
AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES

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