Colby-Sawyer College

435 reviews
  1. New London, NH
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    A-
Colby-Sawyer College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
North Atlantic Conference
Address
541 Main St
New London, NH 03257

Colby-Sawyer College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
91%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$20,534/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,617/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,694/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,686/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,170/ year
  • $110k+
    $26,601/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.20 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.22 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.22 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,316Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
25%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    67%
  • Eco-friendly
    22%
  • Hipsters
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Poll
89%
of students say they don't have Greek life.18 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.29 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Community-centered
    60%
  • Close-knit
    40%

After Colby-Sawyer College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
50%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
97%
National
83%
93%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.14 responses

Reviews

435 reviews
  • Excellent
    44
  • Very Good
    152
  • Average
    172
  • Poor
    39
  • Terrible
    28
The New London police are very apt to arrest students or stop activities that are illegal. The campus safety officers aid student's by sending them to Hope if they feel the student is unsafe. I have never personally noticed drug activity, but as college campuses go, I am sure there is activity somewhere. There is absolutely no peer pressure into doing drugs or alcohol. You can hangout with friends doing other things on campus without a worry!
  • College Junior
  • 7 months ago
I really enjoy going to Colby-Sawyer. During my first semester, I struggled and didn't know if it would be the right fit for me but after sticking with it for an extra couple of weeks I've become more confident and am excited to finish my degree here! They offer really good financial aid, despite their tuition prices being very high and there is a very big emphasis on getting out of the classroom here, which is a special characteristic that I've come to love.
  • College Freshman
  • 10 months ago
I love Colby-Sawyer College so much. There is no way I would have been able to go if I didn't get such amazing scholarships, and what a dream come true! Colby-Sawyer is a small little school with a big personality, just like me. I love the small campus and small class sizes. If I had to do it all over again, I would chose Colby-Sawyer 100 times over. Colby-Sawyer welcomed me with open arms. To be honest, I get quite emotional when talking about how blessed I am to have found a school that fits me so well. This school is so perfect for me and for my personality. I am quiet, shy and humble. I love having a tight, close-knit community of friends and classmates. Going to Colby-Sawyer is truly a dream come true and I love it so much. I am so excited to spend the next four years of my life there, as I wouldn't have it any other way.
  • College Freshman
  • Dec 30 2015