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Colby College

School Profile

  • Colby CollegePrivate Four-year Liberal Arts College in Waterville, ME
  • Bridgat: Offers Free Shipping Kitchen Appliances
  • Acceptance Rate: 31%
  • Accreditation: New England Association of Colleges and Schools

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 1,846
First-year Undergraduate Students: 482
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 1,846

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Bachelor of African-American Studies
  • Bachelor of American Studies
  • Bachelor of Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Art - General
  • Bachelor of Art History/Criticism/Conservation
  • Bachelor of Biochemistry
  • Bachelor of Biological/Physical Sciences
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Business Administration/Management
  • Bachelor of Cellular Biology/Histology
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Classical civilization: anthropology
  • Bachelor of Classical civilization: English
  • Bachelor of Classical/Ancient Mediterranean/Near Eastern Studies
  • Bachelor of Classics
  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Creative Writing
  • Bachelor of Drama/Theater Arts
  • Bachelor of East Asian Studies
  • Bachelor of Econometrics
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of Environmental Biology
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science
  • Bachelor of Environmental Studies
  • Bachelor of Fine/Studio Arts
  • Bachelor of French
  • Bachelor of Geology
  • Bachelor of German
  • Bachelor of Global Studies
  • Bachelor of History - General
  • Bachelor of International Relations
  • Bachelor of Latin American Studies
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Mathematics/Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Molecular Biochemistry
  • Bachelor of Molecular Biology
  • Bachelor of Music - General
  • Bachelor of Neurobiology/Physiology
  • Bachelor of Neuroscience
  • Bachelor of Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Physics
  • Bachelor of Political Science/Government
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General
  • Bachelor of Religion/Religious Studies
  • Bachelor of Russian/Slavic Area Studies
  • Bachelor of Science, Technology & Society
  • Bachelor of Sociology
  • Bachelor of Spanish
  • Bachelor of Women's Studies

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees


  • In-state tuition and fees:
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees:

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • Required for Some: SAT Reasoning Test or ACT
  • Required for Some: SAT Subject Tests
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 600
  • Minimum Computer-Based TOEFL score: 240
  • Minimum Internet-Based TOEFL score: 100
  • TOEFL (paper) average score: 630
  • TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: 111


Member: NCAA
Team name: White Mules


  • Ranked #21 National Liberal Arts Colleges
  • Ranked #17 High School Counselor Rankings
  • Ranked #32 Best Value Schools

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Admissions Address

4800 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, ME 04901-8848
(800) 723-3032
(800) 723-3032
Fax: (207) 859-4828
Contact: Parker Beverage
Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity more selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 34%
Early decision acceptance rate 53%
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 32%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 4,213
Female applicants 2,260
Male applicants 1,953
Applicants accepted 1,440
Female applicants accepted 801
Male applicants accepted 639
Freshman enrollment 484
Female freshman enrollment 250
Male freshman enrollment 234
Early decision applicants 418
Early decision applicants accepted 223
Early decision applicants enrolled 219
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action 45%

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list Yes
Applicants placed on wait list 967
Students accepting place on wait list 507
Students accepted from wait list 8

Fall 2010 High School Rank
Freshman students submitting high school class standing 42%

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA 0%
Average high school GPA N/A
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range N/A
GPA breakdown N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 65%
SAT Critical Reading average score 663
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 630-715
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
SAT Math average score 672
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 630-710
SAT Writing average score 663
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 620-715
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 39%
Average ACT Composite score 30
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 28-31
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 28-33
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 27-32

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