Colby College: Review & Facts

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Colby College is a small four-year, private not-for-profit school with 1,865 students enrolled. This college was originated in 1813 and is one of the 2 schools located in Waterville, Maine.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
40
Colby College will give you the opportunity to get a bachelor's degree.

Colby College implements a continuous curriculum calendar system and has 40 majors. The most popular concentrations are Political Science, Economics, History, English and Literature, and Ethnic and Cultural Studies. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings against other schools and colleges.
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are usually a good sign. However, if you are planning to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
95%
The student retention rate at Colby College is excellent at 95% (well above Maine average). Taking this statistic into consideration, apparently students definitely love their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at Colby College is very good - 88%. About 8% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Colby College is good - 10:1. Learn more information regarding faculty and instruction at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$44,400
Average tuition price is extremely high, around $42,500 per year. The additional fees at Colby College (not included in tuition costs) are around $1,900, which comes to a total of $44,400 per year.

Read the details about Colby College additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
29%
As reported in recent government data, 5,241 applications were submitted and 1,517 were accepted; so it is quite challenging to enroll at this school.

The school will consider accepting your advanced placement credits at entry.

Check the details about admissions as well applicants test score information at Colby College in the Admissions and Tests report for this school.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$5,700
Colby College provides study abroad programs.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Colby College, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
D+
Colby College provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates roughly 1,800 students, which provides a reasonable on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is reasonable - approximately $5,700 a year.

Army ROTC programs are available at Colby College. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have obtained a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime information, Colby College seems to be a relatively dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Colby College Location and Maps



Post Address: Colby College, 4000 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville, Maine 04901-8840, USA
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