Study at Colby CollegeColby College was originally established as the Maine Literary and Theological Institution in 1813. In 1821, it was renamed the Waterville College. It got its present name during the Civil War when Gardner Colby made a large donation to prevent the college from closing down. Colby College became a coeducational institute in 1871. It is located on a 714-acre campus in Waterville, Maine. Colby College's recent Enrolments have been more than 1, 500 students.
Colby College offers more than 500 courses in over 50 disciplines. The academic divisions of the college include:
Profile of Colby College
Colby is in a self-contained town, in Waterville, ME. The school is classified as a private, not-for-profit college. Students at Colby earn degrees up to the Bachelor's degree.
There are more programs of study at the school than you'll find at most colleges of similar size. The most common major fields study at Colby include music, science, mathematics, liberal arts, and conservation and resource management.
The school does not admit all applicants. of people who applied to Colby in 2007, 32% were accepted. The middle range of verbal SAT scores in 2007 was 640 to 720 for students at the school. While math SAT scores among applicants varied, those accepted commonly had scores between 640 and 720.
One indicator of school quality is the number of students per professor, and here Colby does well in comparison to most schools. Some professors at the school are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members. Faculty salaries at Colby are higher than most.
The school, in 2007, had 1, 867 students (1, 867 full-time equivalent).
Colby is not thought of as a commuter school, and many students live on campus or nearby. Dorm living is common. Colby makes available student meal plans. Athletic teams at the school belong to the New England Small College Athletic Conference for major sports.
Colby Programs and Degrees
4000 Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME 04901
General Phone: (207) 872-3000