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4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Lots of good looking girls, but a lot of them are not great people and tend to hangout with the underground frats.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: People tend to be open and friendly but social groups form fast. Don't be surprised when you find that most people are typical upper-middle, white, New England Prep

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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Colby students are average in terms of attraction. Most students dress preppy, but there is plenty of variety and I never felt pressured to buy and wear certain clothes. Just buy a big jacket!

I think many Colby students find it difficult to have a relationship. I can't put my finger on why. There is a large hookup culture and avoiding those you hooked up with seems to be a challenge on Colby's small campus!

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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The majority of students look the same as awful as that sounds. Little variety but at least everyone is skinny and pretty.

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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Students at Colby are so friendly that meeting new people is the easiest thing.


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Colby students are undeniably friendly. They smile at one another, make conversation easily, and are overwhelmingly optimistic. Ready to discuss Plato's "The Cave" or how to clone flies at a moment's notice, students are also not afraid to have stimulating conversations outside of the classroom. Many students at Colby are extremely attractive, but there is not a "typical" Colby student—there are jocks, geeks, hippies, prepsters, hipsters, theater lovers, artists, and everything in between on the Hill, and a near equal quantity of each "type."

Even though everyone is different, there are qualities that unite all students: Everyone tends to be accepting, friendly, and passionate about something. Expect to wave to or smile at most of the people you pass as you walk from the dining hall to the library, and be prepared to meet and converse with too many people to remember during the first weeks of school.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
Male Undergrads
Birth Control Available?
Birth control pills and free condoms are available at the Garrison-Foster Health Center.
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
  1. The gym
  2. Dances
  3. Facebook
Best Places to Hook Up
  1. Dances
  2. Laundry rooms
  3. Parties
  4. Any dorm elevator
  5. Miller Library
Social Scene
Most of Colby's weekend socializing starts with small gatherings in a friend's dorm room and ends with a larger party either off campus or at the senior apartments on campus. Dances occur about once a month and are a great way to see friends and meet new people. During the week, socializing occurs in dining halls, at the gym, in the library, and in dorms.
Hookups or Relationships?
Either/or, but casual dating is almost unheard of. Colby students tend to either hook up randomly and frequently or get involved in intense and long-term relationships. A small percentage of drunk weekend hookups turn into relationships but only after at least a month of hooking up. Many upperclassmen are in long-term relationships, but freshmen tend to play the field.
Dress Code
Colby students are varied in their dress styles. You'll see everything from athletes decked out in team gear to the preps in khakis and polar fleece to the outdoorsy students showing off dirtied Carhartts and flannel. Every student owns several bookstore items and wears this Colby gear with pride. Students carry totes or backpacks to class, and girls accessorize with pearls.

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 24 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 24 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 33 responses

  • 34% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 21% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 16% Casual dating at your school
  • 15% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 5% None
  • 3% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school
  • 3% Long-distance relationship
  • 2% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school
  • 0% Casual dating at a neighboring school
  • 0% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 33 responses

  • 48% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.
  • 39% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 3% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 9% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?    Based on 6 responses

  • 50% Work really hard and Play even harder
  • 33% Work hard and play hard
  • 17% White and active

What are the best ways to make friends at your school?    Based on 6 responses

  • 71% Classes, parties, roommates, clubs, sports
  • 29% Classes and parties


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