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Colby College - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


Colby College

Colby College

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Colby College Description:

Located in Waterville, Maine, Colby College frequently ranks among the top 20 liberal arts colleges in the country. The 714-acre campus houses attractive red-brick buildings and a 128-acre arboretum. Students have 53 majors from which to choose, and the college boasts of a 10 to 1 student faculty / ratio. The college has a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa honor society. Colby wins high marks for its environmental initiatives and for its emphasis on study abroad and internationalization. The alpine and Nordic ski teams at Colby compete in Division I.

Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,863 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 45% Male / 55% Female
  • 100% Full-time

Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $45,760
  • Books: $700 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,750
  • Other Expenses: $900
  • Total Cost: $59,110

Colby College Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 49%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 39%
    • Loans: 25%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $37,558
    • Loans: $6,632

Scholarships for Colby (powered by Cappex.com)

Most Popular Majors:

Area Studies, Biology, Economics, English, History, Political Science

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 95%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 6%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 86%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 90%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Colby College Mission Statement:

complete mission statement available at http://www.colby.edu/academics_cs/catalogue/2006_2007/general_information/colby_plan.cfm

"Colby is committed to the belief that the best preparation for life, and especially for the professions that require specialized study, is a broad acquaintance with human knowledge. The Colby experience is designed to enable each student to find and fulfill his or her own unique potential. It is hoped that students will become critical and imaginative thinkers who are: welcoming of diversity and compassionate toward others; capable of distinguishing fact from opinion; intellectually curious and aesthetically aware; adept at synthesis as well as analysis; broadly educated with depth in some areas; proficient in writing and speaking; familiar with one or more scientific disciplines; knowledgeable about American and other cultures; able to create and enjoy opportunities for lifelong learning; willing to assume leadership roles as students and citizens; prepared to respond flexibly to the changing demands of the world of work; useful to society and happy with themselves.

Colby stands for diversity; for respect for various lifestyles and beliefs; and for the protection of every individual against discrimination. In the classroom and outside, there is freedom to study, to think, to speak, to work, to learn, and to thrive in an environment that insists upon both civility and the free and open exchange of ideas and views. The behavior of individuals may often affect the rights and well being of others, therefore all members of the campus community are responsible for fostering an environment in which teaching, learning, and research flourish."

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