Colby College Summary

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Basic Statistics

Waterville, ME
Full-Time Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
Room & Board
Acceptance Rate
29 %
Admission Difficulty
Average SAT Scores
Average ACT Scores

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • Academics
  • The professors-they want every student to succeed and will go out of their way to ensure success.
  • The campus is gorgeous.
  • Everyone is friendly and smart.

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • Weather, weather, weather
  • Tuition
  • Laundry machines
  • Small size leads to repeat hookups and a vast rumor mill.

Frequently ComparedCompare . . .

Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

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.

Colby Student Reviews

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4 College Freshman

Facilities: The Colby Art Museum and the arboretum.

5 College Freshman

Academics: Professors are wonderful!

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1 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Most everyone drinks. If you don't drink you are automatically written off.

3 College Freshman

Majors: it is what it is.

College Freshman

Overall Experience: Academically speaking, it is the best. I love all my professors. I have found new things that interest me. I'm learning. There is a connection between classes. Even though Colby does not offer my program or offer many career readying programs, the knowledge is vast here. Academically, I would pick it again.

Culturally, socially, economically and with regards to a standard of living, I would not pick Colby College if I had to do it over again. I have made friends I know I'll keep for life and have had many amazing experiences. Had Colby's Admissions, when I visited, had a more transparent way of showing what Colby Life is, I would've been able to foresee what the cons of attending Colby were.

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