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Location
Waterville, ME
Undergrads
1,815
Tuition
$44,320
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The majority of students look the same as awful as that sounds. Little variety but at least everyone is skinny and pretty.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Students at Colby are so friendly that meeting new people is the easiest thing.

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Guys and girls at Colby are awesome. This doesn't mean of course that 100% of the Colby population is going to greet everyone with enthusiastic open arms and what not, but overall, the atmosphere at Colby is incredibly comfortable. COOT (Colby Outdoor Orientation Trips) really gave people the opportunity to meet and create close friendships from day one of freshman year. The type of people you find at Colby are very diverse, yet they get together incredibly well. Some are more athletic, others more creative, musical. It is very easy to talk to someone to get to know them. I have heard of past diversity issues at Colby and people feeling excluded because of the party scene. As an international student who is latino, I have to say that I have found no problem in adapting to life at Colby. For those who do not like to party, they can easily choose the substance-free dorms to live in, which are always quiet and cozy. People at Colby do not peer pressure. You can very realistically go to a party and not drink without being judged. Another thing about the people at the college is that they are dynamic and interesting. Planning ski trips and other fun activities on and off campus is very easy because a large number of people want to take part. In general, people at Colby, in my opinion, are the best.

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5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The people at Colby are so awesome. Everyone is super well rounded, and everyone is very athletic. Don't think you need to go to a huge school to find awesome people, at Colby its as easy as going to lunch or class or the gym. And you always see people again, which makes making good friends really easy.

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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Guys and Girls – For the most part, the majority of Colby students dress the same and look the same. We are all wonderfully and beautifully made people. The people that stand out are those that dress outside the status quo, and those are the people that make Colby unique.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 68th
    Most Athletic Girls
  • 97th
    Hottest Guys
  • 113rd
    Hottest Girls
  • 115th
    Friendliest Girls
  • 120th
    Friendliest Guys

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Danny Garin
Hometown
Washington, DC
Major
Government and Economics
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Colby students are undeniably friendly. They smile at one another, make conversation easily, and are overwhelmingly optimistic. Ready to discuss Plato's "The Cave" or how to clone flies at a moment's notice, students are also not afraid to have stimulating conversations outside of the classroom. Many students at Colby are extremely attractive, but there is not a "typical" Colby student—there are jocks, geeks, hippies, prepsters, hipsters, theater lovers, artists, and everything in between on the Hill, and a near equal quantity of each "type."

Even though everyone is different, there are qualities that unite all students: Everyone tends to be accepting, friendly, and passionate about something. Expect to wave to or smile at most of the people you pass as you walk from the dining hall to the library, and be prepared to meet and converse with too many people to remember during the first weeks of school.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
55%
Male Undergrads
45%
Birth Control Available?
Yes
Birth control pills and free condoms are available at the Garrison-Foster Health Center.
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
  1. The gym
  2. Dances
  3. Facebook
Best Places to Hook Up
  1. Dances
  2. Laundry rooms
  3. Parties
  4. Any dorm elevator
  5. Miller Library
Social Scene
Most of Colby's weekend socializing starts with small gatherings in a friend's dorm room and ends with a larger party either off campus or at the senior apartments on campus. Dances occur about once a month and are a great way to see friends and meet new people. During the week, socializing occurs in dining halls, at the gym, in the library, and in dorms.
Hookups or Relationships?
Either/or, but casual dating is almost unheard of. Colby students tend to either hook up randomly and frequently or get involved in intense and long-term relationships. A small percentage of drunk weekend hookups turn into relationships but only after at least a month of hooking up. Many upperclassmen are in long-term relationships, but freshmen tend to play the field.
Dress Code
Colby students are varied in their dress styles. You'll see everything from athletes decked out in team gear to the preps in khakis and polar fleece to the outdoorsy students showing off dirtied Carhartts and flannel. Every student owns several bookstore items and wears this Colby gear with pride. Students carry totes or backpacks to class, and girls accessorize with pearls.

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 23 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 23 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 33 responses

  • 34% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 21% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 16% Casual dating at your school
  • 15% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 5% None
  • 3% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school
  • 3% Long-distance relationship
  • 2% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school
  • 0% Casual dating at a neighboring school
  • 0% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 32 responses

  • 9% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.
  • 3% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 38% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 50% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.

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