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Colby College

Waterville, ME 4-Year Private

About Colby College

Colby College is a private, nonprofit school located in the small town setting of Waterville, ME, less than an hour from Portland, ME.

Founded in 1813, the institution currently enrolls around 2,155 students a year, including 2,155 undergrads. The institution runs on a 4-1-4 (2 long terms separated by a month-long mini-term) academic calendar.

The school spends $26,585 for each full-time student enrolled.

Admissions Facts About Colby College

Acceptance rate: 10%

Early Decision or Early Action: Yes/No

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: January 1

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: April 1

What is Colby College's acceptance rate?

Around 10 percent of all applicants are admitted to Colby College each year.

In 2021, 3,463 applicants were waitlisted and 84 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is Colby College a good school?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a school is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Colby College, around 90 percent return for their sophomore year. Out of the 480 students who started at Colby College as first-time freshman, 425 graduate within four years.

Colby College's six-year graduation for undergrads is 90 percent. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 76 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $27,196 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Colby College sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Colby College a good school for YOU?

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January 1 is the final deadline to submit an application for next Fall. All applicants should hear back from Colby College by April 1.

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College Info

Colby College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Apr 1

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

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

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Colby College ACT Scores

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ACT Range

31 - 34

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

34 and Above

Good

31 to 34

Avg

31 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Colby College is 33. Students with an ACT score of 34 and above have a good chance of getting into Colby College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 31 and 34 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 31 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Colby College SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1380 - 1520

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Math SAT Range

700 - 780

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Reading SAT Range

680 - 740

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1520 and Above

Good

1380 to 1520

Avg

1380 and Less

Low

SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Colby College students is 1450. Applicants with SAT scores of 1520 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Colby College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1380 to 1520 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1380 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Colby College.

Colby College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$75,575

In State

$75,575

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$56,930
$56,930
Fees
$2,500
$2,500
Housing
$15,295
$15,295
Books
$850
$850

Student Life

Wondering what life at Colby College is like? There are approximately 2,003 students enrolled at Colby College. 100% percent of students attend school full-time, 9% percent are from ME and 91% percent of students are from other states.

100%

Full Time

Unknown

Part Time

9%

In State

91%

Out-of-State

Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

2,003

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

10%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$59,430

Out-of-State

$59,430

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 1
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