4000 Mayflower Hill Waterville, ME 04901-8840 207-859-4800
http://www.colby.edu/about_cs/ admissions@colby.edu
About Colby College
  • Year of Foundation 1813
  • Size of Campus 714 Acre
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor
  • Calendar Type 4-1-4
  • Undergraduate Population 1,871
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 54%, 46%, 87%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $51,990
  • Room and Board
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Most selective
  • Application Fee $65
  • Enrollment No. 1,838
Colby combines world-class academic programs with an active campus life that offers students countless leadership and volunteer options and rich opportunities after graduation. Students work closely with professors, exploring new ideas, stretching to expand their knowledge and perceptions of the world: this is the core of a Colby education. Faculty members-world-class teachers and scholars committed to liberal arts education-collaborate with students in a learning experience that is transformational for both. Learning isn't confined to classrooms at Colby. The College believes that every activity, in and out of the classroom, is an essential part of a student's intellectual, personal, and creative growth. With more than 100 student organizations, countless leadership opportunities, and an active, civic-minded community, Colby students learns to embrace opportunities, to see connections in disparate lines.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Broadway Musical Revue, Mr. Colby Pageant, Drag Show, Family/Homecoming Weekend, Theater Productions, A Cappella concerts, Earth Day events, International Extravaganza, and many others
  • Number of students in fraternities 0
  • Percent students who are frat members 0%
  • Number of honor societies Phi Beta Kappa; Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science); Sigma Pi Sigma (Physics); Psi Chi (Psychology); Sigma Gamma Epsilon (Geology)
  • Setting Urban
  • Number of sororities 0
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Colby Christian Fellowship, Hillel, Gathering in Christ Together, Muslim Group, Newman Council, CIRCLE (Collective for Insight, Refuge, and Celebration of Life Experience)
  • Other on-campus organizations 0%
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 0%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) International Club, Students Organized Against Racism, Muslim Group, Asian Cultural Society, Asian American Student Association, Four Winds, Students Organized for Black and Hispanic Unity, Pugh Community Board, Colby Men o
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 0
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited
  • Distance to nearest train Portland, ME (75)
  • Distance to nearest bus Waterville, ME (2)
  • Public Transportation to the University No
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Portland ME (75), Boston, MA (167)
Student Housing
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 37%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available No
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (74%), other housing options (26%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined 0%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 25
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 42%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 3%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 94%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 19%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
Campus Services
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 500
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Museums Art museum (28,000-square-foot exhibition space) includes major outdoor Richard Serra sculpture and major collection of art of Alex Katz; arboretum; research greenhouses; multicultural center; computer music studio; theater; new painting, sculpture, and ph
  • Number Of Subscriptions 3,875
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • OS of Wifi Network N/A
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of e-books 0
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 20
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help N/A
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 10
  • Number Of Microforms 412,300
  • Computer Courses No
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 140
  • Number Of Books in Library 436,170
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, health insurance, other
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs
  • Library Facilities Separate libraries for science and for art & music collections; USGS national repository; rare book and manuscript collections, especially Thomas Hardy, Edwin Arlington Robinson, modern Irish literature, Irish literary renaissance; networked classroom for
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 1,800
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 22,560
Student Employment and Career
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • Employed Students after 1 year 76%
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Cambridge Associates, Federal Reserve Bank, Fleet Boston Financial, Jackson Labs, Partners Healthcare System, Peace Corp, Teach for America
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 1,020
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 42%
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (University of Maine)
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
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