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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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.


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