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.