Colby College

Colby College, Waterville, Maine

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Rolling hills, more athletic fields than you can count, beautifully appointed buildings, the crisp Maine air, friendliness from everyone that you encounter, mountains as a backdrop, yes, you have arrived at Colby College, the furthest north college in Maine. Could it be that this is home to only 1,900 students with the 714 acres that it is housed on?

• Private
• Undergraduate enrollment – 1,917
• Admit rate – 10%
• Financial Aid forms required – FAFSA, CSS Profile
• Retention rate – 94%
• Mid 50% SAT/ACT range – 670-760/31-33
• Student to faculty ratio – 10:1
• Athletics is a big part of the environment as is evidenced by the many fields on campus and the new and very large athletic complex being built
• Near sea coast
• No Greek life
• Outdoorsy
• Month-long January term
• Top study abroad program
• January term – Trips
• Set high up on a hill
• 714 acres – Wildlife preserve, cross country trails
• Collaborative vs. competitive
• Biology – Well regarded program
• Active student body
• COOT – Colby Outdoor Orientation Trips
• Portland – 90 minutes away
• Have a women’s ice hockey team
• 58 majors and 35 minors, and offer a design your own major
• 4-1-4 Program – 4 courses in the fall, 1 during 1 month term and then 4 courses in the spring
• Cooperative Program with Jackson Laboratories up in Bar Harbor Maine
• College is very interested in sustainability and the environment
• Top 10 schools for accessibility to professors
• Research accessible to all students
• Colby Davis Connects Program – Guaranty’s All students accessibility to a global experience, regardless of financial ability to pay
• Dual degree engineering with Dartmouth and Columbia
• Adjectives to describe the student body: Engaged, inquisitive
• Museum of Art – Recent exhibits have gained national attention, used as a resource for a variety of programs
• 32 varsity teams
• Civic engagement is an integral part of the Colby experience
• No essay supplements
• Test optional
• Super-score All exams
• Meet 100% of demonstrated need without loans
• Income of $0-$60k will Have an EFC of $0 and an income of $60k-$150k will Have an EFC of $15k

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