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

Weather: Not as bad as people make it out to be! It can be long, however technically you can spend every JanPlan off campus, avoiding a month of the winter. It also makes the still cold spring semester go by faster too!

5 College Freshman

Weather: It's Maine. Research where you are going to be living for the next four years of your life. I'm from a town in New York that is an hour from Canada, the winters in Maine are nothing compared to those however, there will be snow, there is ice and it will reach -12 degrees every once in a while. If you want sun and heat, don't go here.

3 College Freshman

Weather: Although spring and fall at Colby are beautiful and absolutely stunning. Winters, while also pretty, can be cold and bitter. However, with nearby skiing it's very easy to brave.

4 College Freshman

Weather: This grade is purely because of who I am. The weather varies greatly. It could be sunny one moment, and then thunderstorm the next. Winters are cold up here. But I think it really adds charm to the campus which is always buzzing with life no matter the weather.

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3 College Senior

Weather: Let's not lie to ourselves, winters can be brutal on the Hill. That said, it's really not that much colder than Massachusetts and we don't get that much more snow. Autumn and Spring are beautiful on the hill and as soon as it hits 55 degrees students break out the flip flops and soak up the sun on the quad.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 35th
    Coldest Winters
  • 470th
    Hottest Summers

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Danny Garin
Hometown
Washington, DC
Major
Government and Economics
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Colby is beautiful year-round. The first month of school tends to be 70 and sunny, then fall comes and the leaves begin to fall and the temperature begins to drop slowly. Come November, though, the temperature can fall below freezing, and the snow usually begins to fall. After that, it's unusual to see the grass until March. But everyone at Colby will tell you that the winter is a lot worse in the telling. Though it does get cold here, the campus is small enough that you won't need to be outside for very long at any one time, and since it snows so often, the snow is always pristine.

Colby students are optimistic, if nothing else. They take advantage of Maine winters by skiing, ice skating on the pond, and sledding. As soon as temperatures rise above freezing, the winter coats disappear. A few degrees warmer and the ubiquitous flip-flops begin to emerge; shortly thereafter, skirts, shorts, halter tops, and Polos make an appearance. Sunny weekends are worshipped, and smaller classes will often be relocated outside on nice days. At Colby, students really get to experience each of the four seasons.

Facts & Statistics

Temperature Averages
Spring - High: 53 °F
Spring - Low: 31 °F
Summer - High: 78 °F
Summer - Low: 55 °F
Fall - High: 58 °F
Fall - Low: 36 °F
Winter - High: 31 °F
Winter - Low: 8 °F
Precipitation Averages
Spring: 3.57 in./month
Summer: 3.57 in./month
Fall: 3.76 in./month
Winter: 2.98 in./month

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