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Reviews 483 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Courses and professors at this school are amazing. You will be challenged, but you will also learn a tremendous amount. Professors are highly qualified and are really passionate about their subjects. Class sizes are small and there are a variety of courses offered.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Alumni network is amazing. Career center is great. The value of a degree from here is priceless.

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Campus is safe overall. Security is always around and easily accessible. Campus crime, such as stealing, is rare. People don't usually lock their dorm doors, and often leave they're backpacks around with no fear. I feel very safe on campus.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus is great. About 95% of the students live on campus. Dorms for the most part are really nice, clean and good to live in. Social atmosphere is definitely bigger in some dorms, but it varies from year to year depending usually on what teams live where. Although the senior apartments are always the hot spot on the weekends. Housing process could be a lot better, but it's not bad.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Student involvement in varsity athletics is huge, with about a third of the school involved in them. As a whole, the campus is pretty fit and active.Team performance varies by team, but winning programs here are on the rise. The plans for an entirely new athletic center have been confirmed, and it will be completed in the next few years. The baseball and softball fields were just redone, boasted turf fields and heated dugouts - the best baseball/softball facilities in the NESCAC. Fan support could be better, but overall it's pretty good. School spirit is definitely high.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Although the school has its flaws (as does every other college), the pros are far more abundant than the cons. Beautiful campus with awesome people, faculty and professors. Social life is really fun and abundant. People here work hard, play hard, and love the outdoors.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: The academics are fantastic. Professors are always willing to help you with any questions you have. You can always find help with class material at office hours, tutoring sessions and TA meetings.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: I have always felt welcome and comfortable on campus, but some students feel that they have encountered biases. Student groups and Colby's Administration collaborate to make Colby a comfortable place for everyone.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Underage students do partake in drinking and partying on the weekends, but if that's not your scene you won't be pressured to take part. The school often sponsors sober activities for students to partake in.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The campus is relatively safe. Campus security is often available to assist you if you call them. Additionally, personal belongings are often safe on campus and I've never heard about possessions being stole.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I've really enjoyed my experience on campus. My professors have been amazing. All of my classes are small and I love my class material, though the workload can become difficult during midterms. Overall, I'm glad I chose Colby.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Colby has a fantastic alumni network that helps students navigate their career path post-graduation.

3 College Junior

Diversity: Mostly white kids, but diversity is very much welcomed

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Too much dorm damage is incurred via drinking. Primarily by sports teams.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Professors are engaged, excited and really care about students. I've learned to think in new ways I never thought I could since I got here. Also, professors are willing to adjust their curriculum schedules to make sure everyone is getting the most out of each class. You can tell they really love what they do and they want to make it amazing for the students.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Colby is a name that gets "oohs", "aaaahs", "wow"s and jobs

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: We have some issues with dorm damage. Otherwise, security is decent

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: I live in chem free and I love it

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Devoted, enthusiastic, incredible professors that really help you to think in ways you never thought you could. Super friendly atmosphere amongst students. Several major "types" of kids: poly-sci/business/science-orientated athletes; crunchy, outdoorsy hippies; eccentric arts kids; super-students. Very white, accepts a LOT of Maine/New England kids and public-school kids (how I got in). Incredible, expansive campus with an hundred-acre arboretum makes the school feel like its own world (as opposed to feeling like going to school in a city park). Three dining halls with different/distinct food options, and unlimited meal swipes make life so much easier.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The substance free housing is excellent

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Colby is a very athletic campus

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love challenging myself here.

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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!

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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.

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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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