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Colleges / Colby College

Colby College

Waterville, ME 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate8%
Acceptance Rate8%

About Colby

Colby College is a private, nonprofit college in the town of Waterville, Maine. Colby was founded in 1813. The college currently enrolls around 2,299 students per year, including 2,299 undergrad students.

Colby Acceptance Rate 2022

It is extremely difficult to get into Colby. The acceptance rate at Colby is 8%. Out of 16,890 applications received in 2022, 1,286 students were offered admission.

Colby College Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 8%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 35%
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 42%

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Colby College is located in Waterville, Maine, near Portland.

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College Info

Colby Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Apr 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Colby is Jan 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Colby is Apr 1.

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Colby College is a member of the Coalition for College.

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Colby SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1440 - 1530


Math SAT Range

720 - 790


Reading SAT Range

710 - 750

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1530 and Above


1440 to 1530


1440 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Colby students is 1465. Applicants with SAT scores of 1530 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Colby, while applicants with SAT scores between 1440 to 1530 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1440 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Colby.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Colby is like? There are approximately 2,299 students enrolled at Colby. 100% percent of students attend school full-time, 7% percent are from ME and 93% percent of students are from other states.


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Application Deadline

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