Location
Waterville, ME
Undergrads
1,815
Tuition
$44,320
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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Reviews 778 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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5 College Senior

Academics: The liberal arts programs are great. The majors are a little light in req. classes, but it allows for students to explore and create their own majors.

5 College Senior

Academics: Teachers are amazing here. They truly go above and beyond the call of duty.

College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Most students stay on campus all 4 years. The school is looking to get rid of off campus housing.

2 College Senior

Overall Experience: Admin. sucks. Sports and Teachers are the school's only saving graces.

2 College Senior

Overall Experience: The school has no connections. Practically impossible to get a government internship.

3 College Senior

Facilities: Library is ruined. There is nowhere to work on campus anymore except for your dorm room, which sucks.

1 College Senior

Greek Life: Fratty idiots who determine admission based not on character but on the income of your parents.

3 College Senior

Majors: The teachers are great. The administration is the worst. They don't care about the students, they lie to the students, and they move around cash in order to benefit their children who are attending.

4 College Senior

Majors: If they don't have a major, their more than happy to help you make your own.

3 College Senior

Campus Dining: Good food, sometimes, but I've found hair and metal wire in my food before.

1 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: There is so very little to do in Waterville. You have to drive 1-1.5 hours to find anything.

5 College Senior

Campus Strictness: Really chill admin. in terms of this stuff, but Security are a bunch of dicks. They hire off-duty Waterville officers, who HATE Colby kids. Leads to a lovely time.

4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Lots of good looking girls, but a lot of them are not great people and tend to hangout with the underground frats.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus houses are few and far between. Only about 200 students live off campus

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: A few chain restaurants and fast food places

1 College Junior

Greek Life: Underground frat stars are full of themselves

4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Campus security does a fair job. People will recieve citations if they are obnoxiously drunk in front of security but nothing too major. Most of the legal trouble students get in are from the local police departments that break up off campus parties

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: Colby is a very safe place. Everyone has too much to lose to act out of line and everybody respects each other

2 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: There are very little attractions in the Waterville area which is why everything for the most part stays on campus

2 College Junior

Athletics: The Colby teams are currently sub-par. They have been improving over the past few years but are still around or below a .500 win percentage. Many athletes have problems with their athletic director as she seems not to care or show up to many of the games and this may reflect the lack of success of the teams. People at Colby would definatley feel better about themselves if their teams won championships more frequently. The Athletic center also could use a tune up

2 College Junior

Diversity: A large amount of the population are white-upper class students from some of the top New England Prep Schools

4 College Junior

Scholarships: Colby accomodates everyones financial needs.

4 College Junior

Academics: Academics are challenging and vary depeding upon your major. Professors are usually on your side and want you to succeed and you will most likely get a grade parallel to the amount of work you put in.

4 College Junior

Academics: There are a wide variety of majors offered. There could be a few more minors but the amount of majors reflects the size of the school.

3 College Junior

Facilities: Class rooms are a little out of date. Dining facilities are high-end. A few dorms could be renovated. Colby needs a new Athletic Center but for the most part the facilities are nice.

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Danny Garin
Hometown
Washington, DC
Major
Government and Economics
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Many at Colby feel college is a place for students to grow intellectually and socially. Whether it’s in class, conversations around the dinner table, a club, or speaking with another student from a different upbringing, Colby students exemplify this maxim. The community here is one of its defining features, and Colby students (and professors and staff, for that matter) love the College. Most cite the friendly and intellectually engaging people and the pristine new facilities, and although academics can be strenuous, the classes and professors are undeniably wonderful. Students work very hard in and out of the classroom, and most are involved in multiple activities outside of classes.

Many students choose Colby because of the remarkable intimacy between the students, faculty, administrators, and alumni. The school is not for everyone, though. Many Colby students don't have much free time, and some find campus to be claustrophobic at times. Nonetheless, the campus is bolstered by the student body’s seemingly endless stores of energy, intellectual curiosity, and optimism. Despite the fact that the work can be overwhelming at times, most find refuge in their growth and confidence that develops over four years on Mayflower Hill.

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