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Reviews 461 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Overall, I feel very safe on this campus. I sometimes feel that the campus is a bit dark at night and could use more lighting on Miller lawn! Theft is seldom a problem (but does exist) and most of my friends feel comfortable leaving their doors unlocked or computers in the library during meals. I mean, we leave our backpacks outside of dining halls and save our seats with our keys, wallets, and phones!

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Overall, I love Colby. Like all schools, Colby has its weaknesses and imperfections but it is not hard to be grateful for all the resources Colby provides. The professors are all amazing, and there is a great sense of community. Though the student body can seem homogenous at times (white, rich, athletic), I have found that there are some really cool and unique people here, you just have to search a little harder. Regardless, everyone has a cool story and is extremely smart and friendly.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: The Career Center's strong suit is in helping students find careers in finance. As a social sciences major, I feel like the Career Center can be better. They do, however, offer a plethora of resources (online and on campus) to students and bring lots of employees and alumni to campus.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Most of Colby's dorms are relatively small (no dorms have more than 4 floors and few have more than 150 residents). All the dorms are incredibly unique and it is baffling how diverse the quality of the different dorms is. Nicest dorm: AMS, worst dorm: Heights. The dorms are generally pretty clean with the exception of the weekends (barf and beer cans). Really though, the people you live with/near define your dorm experience.

1 College Junior

Greek Life: We don't have an official Greek life, which is wonderful. We do, however, have underground frats and sororities. Though they are talked about, they are not too relevant and seldom affect the social scene. Mostly, frat guys consist of rich white guys who want to say they're in a frat.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Many Colby students are part of a sport's team and take their athletics very seriously. They can be pretty cliquey and individuals are often identified in relation to the team they are on. However, our sport's teams don't rank too well...

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love Colby, its community, and all the resources it offers.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel safe on campus but I know that there is a lot of people on campus who don't.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Teachers are all amazing people.Courses are hard but really satisfying, and the small class size is really nice.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Teachers always have research projects open, as well as a great ability to help find jobs for students.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Sometimes I feel like my dorm has no community, but in general community is pretty good at Colby.

1 College Freshman

Greek Life: Colby got rid of greek life for a reason. It SUCKS.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: As part of the Frisbee team, which is a club sport, I can agree that club sports get overwhelmed by Varsity sports. I expected that though.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Colby is a great school, there's no way around that. Everyone here is really nice, and the teachers are great.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Only after a few of my friends went through the process of reporting sexual assault did I learn how much Colby is lacking. The deans of students have attempted to create conversations this year, and there are peer-training sessions, but sexual assault and misconduct is still not treated with the gravity it ought to have. President Greene takes it seriously, but the system is not set up well for survivors.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Overall I have grown a lot at Colby. The professors are caring and passionate about their subject. Housing is manageable for the most part. The clubs, while typical, are where you find those gems of people. My classes have been engaging, appropriately sized, and challenging without being too overwhelming.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's great for the business (economics/financial) and government majors out there, but there are very few networking opportunities for the "soft" majors like anthropology or women's studies.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Hillside and Heights are horrid, but MaryLow/ Coburn, AMS, and most of frat row are pretty good!

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: The ice rink is open to the public and that's great! The weight room is small, and the indoor track is sufficient but nothing to gawk at.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Colby was a wonderful choice for me. While it lacks in activism and current event programming, the school has incredible professors and a variety of interesting and relevant classes.

4 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: President David Greene and Colby's administration are putting an emphasis on improving Colby's athletics. In one year they have made very important steps in their first year.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It's a gorgeous campus with very involved classroom settings. Great extracurriculars and community feel

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: School has been outstanding so far. The Maine weather is definitely tough, but otherwise absolutely everything else about this place has been perfect.

7 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My choice to attend Colby College has been awesome. The school has been everything I thought it would be. From an academic standpoint, I enjoy my classes and the professors are so helpful and looking to help the students succeed.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: If you're into strong academics, Colby is the place to be. Apart from all the majors, smart and supportive professors and study abroad options, It offers a unique environment for students to participate in research. As a liberal arts college with professors committed only on undergraduates, Colby offers incredible scholarship opportunities for those into basic research. This point, I believe, is what makes Colby even more desirable than big research universities. Professors have no PhD students, postdocs etc. to distract them so undergraduates can be much more involved in all aspects of research. I would definitely choose Colby again if I could do it all over again.

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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.

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