13%

Acceptance Rate

$47,893

Avg.Financial Aid

002039

FAFSA Code

About Colby College

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

2,000

Website

www.colby.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

CIHE

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

There is a private university in Waterville, ME called Colby College. Colby College was founded in the year 1813. Colby College believes in imparting education and contributing to society by focusing on innovation, research, education, and commitment. The motto of the university is Lux Mentis Scientia and its official colors are colby blue and priscilla gray. Taking into account all the courses offered at Colby College, the total enrolment stands at 2,003. The school has an academic staff of 171 full time and 48 part time who teach various courses to the students. Speaking of gender distribution, there are around 54% of the students who are females and 46% are males at Colby College. At CC, around 100% of the students are 24 and under. The college has produced several achievers in its 207 years of existence and some of the notable alumni are Robert B. Parker (Crime writer, Novelist), Alan Taylor (Historian, Professor), Billy Bush (Television Show Host, Journalist), and Nelson Dingley, Jr. (Politician, Journalist). The university boasts of a decent sports infrastructure, which helps in developing the personality of its students. A total of 30 programs are currently offered by the varsity to the students. It includes both the residential as well as online programs. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges). $869 million (2019) is the total value of endowment of the Colby College.

Location & Contact

Address

4000 Mayflower Hill Drive

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 2078594000
Fax: 2078594055
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Rankings

Forbes and US News provide rankings to the universities, which are trusted everywhere. But this is applicable only if the universities are located in the US. Colby College has been ranked at the 75th position among other universities by Forbes. It is to be noted that Forbes decides on the rankings of the college based on common metrics like acceptance rate, endowment, benefits, and SAT scores, among others.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

1-Jan

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

13%

SAT Range

1350 - 1510

ACT Range

31 - 33

Application Fee

N/A

SAT/ACT

Considered but not required

High School GPA

Considered but not required

Accept Common App

Yes

The admissions process is difficult albeit selective in its approach. The students are required to submit a fee along with the admission form, in order to be considered for admission at Colby College. It is a non-refundable amount. If the SAT score of a student lies in the range of 1380-1520, it would improve her chances. A candidate, in order to take admission to Colby College, must score 32 in her ACTs. But, in certain cases, those having ACT scores less than 31 are also given admission. The application process can be completed online. However, if needed, one can also visit the office at 4000 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville, Maine 04901-8840, or call (207) 859-4000.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$20,689

Average Annual Cost

$52,890

Books And Supplies

$800

Other Fees

$2,320

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$14,190

Budget For Other Expenses

$1,002

Total One Year Cost

$71,202

Before applying to CC, candidates must keep in mind the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The annual full-time cost of attendance comes out to be approximately $68,860. The average annual tuition cost ($57,280), books and supplies ($800), room and boarding ($14,720), and budget for other expenses ($800) are all included in this cost. If it sounds unaffordable to the applicant, there are numerous financial aid options available that they can explore.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Bachelor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

10:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

94%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

N/A

Academic Calendar

Four-one-four plan

Research Funding per Student

$1,190

Faculty Overview

52%

Male Professors

48%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Economics

87 Graduates

Political Science and Government

69 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

44 Graduates

International/Global Studies

42 Graduates

Biology, General

37 Graduates

Mathematics

27 Graduates

Psychology, General

27 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

25 Graduates

Computer Science

23 Graduates

History

20 Graduates

Chemistry

18 Graduates

Area Studies

17 Graduates

Sociology

17 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

16 Graduates

Neurobiology and Neurosciences

16 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

14 Graduates

Education, General

13 Graduates

Anthropology

12 Graduates

Research and Experimental Psycholog...

11 Graduates

Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomica...

10 Graduates

Physics

9 Graduates

Philosophy

8 Graduates

Statistics

8 Graduates

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

6 Graduates

Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, G...

6 Graduates

Classics and Classical Languages, L...

5 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

5 Graduates

Rhetoric and Composition/Writing St...

5 Graduates

Science, Technology and Society

4 Graduates

Classical and Ancient Studies

3 Graduates

Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, an...

3 Graduates

Music

3 Graduates

Germanic Languages, Literatures, an...

2 Graduates

Astronomy and Astrophysics

1 Graduates

Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and...

1 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

2,000

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

11%

Full-time

100%

Part-time

N/A

Students Gender

Male

48%

US National: 44%

Female

52%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

63% White

3% Unknown

4% Black

7% Hispanic

5% Two or more races

10% Non Resident alien

8% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

81%

Out Of State

8%

In State

11%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$80,130 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 100% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

100%

Undergrads in College Housing

94%

Averege Housing Cost

$7,340/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $6,850/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$6,850/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Mules

School Colors

blue and grey

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

New England Small College Ath Conf

Total Male Athletes

364

Total Female Athletes

296

Intramural Sports

15

Sports Club

19

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Crew-Rowing

Football

Golf

Ice Hockey

Lacrosse

Skiing-Snowboarding

Soccer

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Squash

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Crew-Rowing

Field Hockey

Ice Hockey

Lacrosse

Skiing-Snowboarding

Soccer

Softball

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Squash

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

The college offers on-campus housing facilities to the students who wish to stay on the campus. The normal expense for on-campus housing is $14,720 per year. The average meal plan at CC costs around $6,850 a year. Notably, students at the varsity get to choose from various dining and meal plan options as well. To ensure the safety and security of students, the college has a number of campus safety and security measures in place. Some of these features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The number of female and male students at the college are 46% and 54%, respectively.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$42,700/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$58,100/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$13,775

$21,500

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$143 - 223

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

48%

Average Aid Per Year

$47,893

Students Receiving Federal Grants

14%

Average Aid Per Year

$6,836

Students Receiving State Aid

2%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,028

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

48%

Average Aid Per Year

$46,066

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$67,517

$30K - $48K

$66,921

$48K - $75K

$61,571

$75K - $110K

$48,816

> $110K

$31,874

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$29,957,165

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$178,805

The financial aid department of Colby College helps students by assisting them with scholarships, grants, and student loans in the event that they find the fees and the cost of living at the campus to be expensive. At the college, the average federal grant comes to be around $6,090, whereas the financial aid is $50,717. Prospective students can benefit from state-level aid worth $1,350 as well as institutional aid worth $50,717. The total need-based scholarships/grants offered at CC based on students' financial needs add up to $29,957,165 per year. Meanwhile, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants in a year come to around $178,805.

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