Colby College Rankings

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In the World#1134 of 14178
In North America#362 of 2629
In the United States#325 of 2528
In Maine#3 of 19
In Waterville#1 of 2

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
10%
Average SAT
1450
Average ACT
33
Avg. cost to attend
$19,592 /y
Aid receiving
44%
Undergraduates
2,003
Male:Female Ratio
46:54
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Bachelor's degree
Website
colby.edu

Colby College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate10%9%10%
Applicants13,5846,2747,310
Admissions1,314584730
Freshmen enrolled full time522241281

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
274 or 52%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1380
or below

75% of them
had 1520
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Colby College are 1380-1520 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
200 or 38%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 31
or below

75% of them
had 34
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Colby College are 31-34 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

Recommendations Required
Secondary school record Required
College-preparatory program Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Considered but not required
Other Tests Considered but not required
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
Secondary school GPA Considered but not required
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
TOEFL Considered but not required

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White1212 (61%)
Nonresident Alien192 (10%)
Hispanic167 (8%)
Asian164 (8%)
Two or more races109 (5%)
Black or African American100 (5%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown49 (2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander4 (0.2%)
American Indian or Alaska Native4 (0.2%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$19,592/year
Average aid awarded
$51,610
Students receiving aid
44%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$2,335
$30-48K$3,467
$48-75K$5,107
$75-110K$13,413
$110K+$38,621

Tuition and fees

Undergraduates
Tuition in-district$54,870
Tuition in-state$54,870
Tuition out-of-state$54,870
Fee in-district$2,410
Fee in-state$2,410
Fee out-of-state$2,410

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity1,973
Combined charge for room and board$14,720
Room charge$7,620
Meal charge$7,100

Colby College Majors

MajorBachelor's
Economics, General61
Political Science and Government, General45
International & Global Studies29
Environmental Studies28
Computer Science27
Psychology, General26
Environmental Science18
Physiological Psychology & Psychobiology17
American & United States Studies & Civilization16
Physics, General15
History, General14
Chemistry, General14
Mathematics, General14
English Language and Literature, General13
Biology & Biological Sciences, General13
Neuroscience13
Creative Writing11
Philosophy9
Geology & Earth Science, General8
Mathematics and Statistics8
Education, General7
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology7
Spanish Language and Literature6
Latin American Studies6
Anthropology5
Fine & Studio Arts, General4
Art History, Criticism and Conservation4
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General4
French Language and Literature3
Music, Other2
Ancient Studies & Civilization2
Women's Studies2
Natural Resources Conservation and Research, Other2
Computational Biology2
East Asian Studies2
Religion & Religious Studies1
Science, Technology and Society1
Sociology1
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General1
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, General1
Grand Total462
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate89%86%92%
  • Full-time retention rate - 94%

Publications & Citations

Publications
3,391
Citations
84,933

Publication count by topic

Art
418
History
302
Psychology
290
Biology
267
Sociology
264
Political science
209
Economics
184
Physics
178
Computer science
175
Philosophy
150
Chemistry
146
Mathematics
137
Geography
127
Medicine
76
Geology
75
Business
71
Environmental science
54
Engineering
29
Materials science
21

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
History2701,361
Art453421
Sociology6255,515
Economics6498,893
Psychology77221,743
Philosophy784217
Political science9271,206
Physics9928,984
Geology10452,181
Geography11541,470
Environmental science11992,875
Business15331,305
Computer science16284,133
Biology17608,324
Mathematics18512,100
Materials science22142,350
Chemistry23533,541
Engineering2460597
Medicine26691,472

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
199027155
199146204
199233251
199350305
199436432
199554564
199658641
199760700
199856804
199946898
2000551072
2001671183
2002661505
2003661682
2004502050
2005832065
2006802538
20071062570
2008962778
2009873118
20101043078
2011983443
20121103713
2013994260
20141184374
20151665179
20161284908
20171555417
20181195047
20191346140
20201636887

General info

Alternative namesCC
Founded1813
WikipediaColby College
MottoLux Mentis Scientia
Knowledge is the Light of the Mind
Colorsroyal blue, priscilla gray
Academic CalendarFour-One-Four
Total FTE staff769
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Address4000 Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, Maine, 04901-8840
United States
City population16,000
Phone2078594000
Fax+1 (207) 859 4349

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