Colby College

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#75
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Private liberal arts college located on Mayflower Hill in Waterville, Maine, USA
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About Colby College

According to Wikipedia, Colby College is a private liberal arts college in Waterville, Maine. It was founded in 1813 as the Maine Literary and Theological Institution, then renamed Waterville College after the city where it resides. The donations of Christian philanthropist Gardner Colby saw the institution renamed again to Colby University before settling on its current title, reflecting its liberal arts college curriculum. Approximately 2,000 students from more than 60 countries are enrolled annually. The college offers 54 major fields of study and 30 minors.

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Colby College Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

Annual ApplicationsAcceptanceGraduation RateMedian SAT ScoreMedian ACT Score
13,92210%90%145032

How Much Does Colby College Cost To Attend?

Tuition (in-state)
$61,220
Price by Family Income
IncomeAverage Net Cost
0 - 30K$2,335
30K - 48K$3,467
48K - 75K$5,107
75K - 110K$13,413
110K+$38,621

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

How Much Do Colby College Graduates Make?

If you graduate from Colby College, then you can expect to earn an average of $71,000 per year. You also have a 91% chance of being employed after 10 years.

Colby College's Demographics

Demographic data is for full-time, on-campus students.

Student BodyUnder-Grads
2,3282,328

Where is Colby College?

Colby College is located at 4000 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville ME 04901-8840

How Safe is Colby College?

Waterville has a violent crime rate of less than .01% and a property crime rate of less than .01%.

What Is Colby College Known For?

Colby College is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

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Who Are Colby College's Most Influential Alumni?

Colby College's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Social Work, Sociology, and Communications. Here are some of Colby College's most famous alumni:

Marston Morse
Marston Morse
An American mathematician.
Robert B. Parker
Robert B. Parker
An American crime writer.
Doris Kearns Goodwin
Doris Kearns Goodwin
An American biographer.
David G. Bromley
An American academic and sociologist .
Robert N. Anthony
A Business academic .
Annie Proulx
Annie Proulx
An American novelist, short story and non-fiction author.
Alan Taylor
Alan Taylor
An American historian.
Bob Diamond
Bob Diamond
An American banker.
Eric S. Rosengren
Eric S. Rosengren
An American economist.
Tom Silverman
An American music executive.
Fenwicke Holmes
An American writer.
Peter D. Hart
An American political consultant.

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