Colby College
#427 Overall Influence#75 Desirability Rank

Colby College

Private liberal arts college located on Mayflower Hill in Waterville, Maine, USA

Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

12,313

Acceptance

13%

Graduation Rate

89%

Median SAT Score

1430

Median ACT Score

32

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$52,890

Fees (in-state)

$2,320

Net Cost for 60k Income

$7,011

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$71,000

Employed

91%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

2K

Under-Grads

2K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

4000 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville ME 04901-8840

City Crime Rates

Property Crime

41k per 100k

Violent Crime

2k per 100k

Influence Rankings by Discipline

How’s this school influential?

#133 World Rank #63 USA Rank
Religious Studies
#139 World Rank #68 USA Rank
Sociology
#299 World Rank #173 USA Rank
Social Work
#320 World Rank #204 USA Rank
Business
#337 World Rank #166 USA Rank
Law
#344 World Rank #245 USA Rank
Communications
#403 World Rank #183 USA Rank
Biology
#411 World Rank #242 USA Rank
History
#419 World Rank #149 USA Rank
Philosophy
#438 World Rank #217 USA Rank
Political Science
#448 World Rank #323 USA Rank
Criminal Justice
#482 World Rank #165 USA Rank
Mathematics
#490 World Rank #209 USA Rank
Anthropology
#509 World Rank #172 USA Rank
Economics
#521 World Rank #206 USA Rank
Literature
#528 World Rank #271 USA Rank
Psychology
#659 World Rank #381 USA Rank
Nursing
#685 World Rank #291 USA Rank
Medical
#731 World Rank #214 USA Rank
Earth Sciences
#749 World Rank #261 USA Rank
Engineering
#784 World Rank #297 USA Rank
Computer Science
#1141 World Rank #314 USA Rank
Physics
#1278 World Rank #412 USA Rank
Chemistry

Influential People

Who are Colby College's Most influential alumni?

Colby College's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Religious Studies, Sociology, and Social Work. Colby College’s most academically influential people include David G. Bromley, David M. Raup, and Doris Kearns Goodwin.

David G. Bromley

American sociologist

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David M. Raup

American paleontologist

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Doris Kearns Goodwin
Doris Kearns Goodwin

American biographer

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Robert B. Parker
Robert B. Parker

American crime writer

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Chip Smith
Chip Smith

PR Executive

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Stuart Rothenberg

American writer

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Annie Proulx
Annie Proulx

American novelist, short story and non-fiction author

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Benjamin Franklin Butler
Benjamin Franklin Butler

Union Army general, lawyer, politician

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Cecily von Ziegesar
Cecily von Ziegesar

American writer

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Bob Diamond
Bob Diamond

American banker

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Shailer Mathews
Shailer Mathews

American theologian

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Alan Taylor
Alan Taylor

American historian

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About This School

How does this school stack up?

Colby College is a private liberal arts college in Waterville, Maine. Approximately 1,800 students from more than 60 countries are enrolled annually. The college offers 54 major fields of study and 30 minors. It was founded in 1813 as the Maine Literary and Theological Institution until it was renamed after the city it resides in with Waterville College. The donations of Christian philanthropist Gardner Colby saw the institution renamed again to Colby University before concluding on its final and current title, reflecting its liberal arts college curriculum.
Source: Wikipedia