Colby College: Statistics

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#1265 of 14,131 In the World
#369 of 2,597 In North America
#332 of 2,496 In the United States
#2 of 19 In Maine
#1 of 2 In Waterville
#217 of 1,002 For Classics and Ancient History
Top50% For 19 other topics

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
10%
Average SAT
1450
Average ACT
33
Avg. cost to attend
$18,552 /y
Aid receiving
43%
Undergraduates
2,155
Male:Female Ratio
47:53
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Bachelor's degree
Website
colby.edu

Colby College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 10% 10% 10%
Applicants 13,922 6,375 7,547
Admissions 1,430 668 762
Freshmen enrolled full time 566 288 278

1,522 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

147 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
265 or 47%
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
181 or 32%
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 Recommended
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

White 1308 (61%)
Asian 199 (9%)
Nonresident Alien 186 (9%)
Hispanic 169 (8%)
Two or more races 121 (6%)
Black or African American 101 (5%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 66 (3%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 4 (0.2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 1 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$18,552/year
Average aid awarded
$55,737
Students receiving aid
43%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $2,648
$30-48K $2,361
$48-75K $5,536
$75-110K $12,188
$110K+ $49,197

Tuition and fees

Undergraduates
Tuition in-district $56,930
Tuition in-state $56,930
Tuition out-of-state $56,930
Fee in-district $2,500
Fee in-state $2,500
Fee out-of-state $2,500

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 2,085
Combined charge for room and board $15,295
Room charge $7,910
Meal charge $7,385

Colby College Majors

Major Bachelor's
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics 57
Political Science and Government, General 37
International & Globalization Studies 35
Environmental Science 25
Environmental Studies 25
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 23
Psychology, General 22
Computer Science 20
Neuroscience 20
Mathematics, General 17
Creative Writing 16
Chemistry, General 14
Behavioral Neuroscience 12
English Language and Literature, General 11
Fine & Studio Arts, General 11
Physics, General 11
Anthropology, General 10
Philosophy 10
History, General 9
Mathematics and Statistics 9
American & United States Studies & Civilization 8
Education, General 8
French Language and Literature 8
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 7
Geology & Earth Science, General 7
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, General 7
Spanish Language and Literature 7
Sociology, General 6
Ancient Studies & Civilization 4
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 4
Natural Resources Conservation and Research, Other 4
Computational Biology 3
Latin American Studies 3
Music, General 3
Religion & Religious Studies 3
Science, Technology and Society 3
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 2
East Asian Studies 2
Russian Studies 2
German Language and Literature 1
Women's Studies 1
Grand Total 487
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 90% 92% 89%
  • Full-time retention rate - 91%

Publications & Citations

Publications
2,981
Citations
86,234

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
1,145 / 14,104
Art & Design
392 / 2,149
Environmental Science
370 / 12,463
Psychology
333 / 25,439
Biology
294 / 20,124
Computer Science
265 / 20,142
History
252 / 1,501
Physics
243 / 15,258
Economics
236 / 5,541
Sociology
227 / 4,907
Medicine
211 / 6,162
Political Science
206 / 1,837
Business
205 / 3,695
Chemistry
152 / 7,846
Literature
147 / 169
Art History
142 / 119
Astrophysics and Astronomy
134 / 6,401
Engineering
133 / 7,546
Demography
124 / 4,220
Ecology
121 / 6,589
Geography and Cartography
105 / 1,892
Gender Studies
104 / 2,422
Philosophy
104 / 230
Social Psychology
97 / 6,007
Mathematics
86 / 3,857
Creative Writing
85 / 1,170
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
85 / 39
Classics and Ancient History
84 / 1,197
Law
79 / 1,935
Child Psychology
75 / 11,625
Performing arts
73 / 83
Political Economy
72 / 1,696
Environmental Management
67 / 1,884
Geology
67 / 2,013
Media Studies
61 / 67
Development Studies
56 / 1,864
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
56 / 599
Cognitive Science
56 / 3,050
Neuroscience
48 / 5,300
Biochemistry
44 / 1,237

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 47 206
1992 36 250
1993 53 314
1994 36 441
1995 58 568
1996 63 653
1997 64 755
1998 61 872
1999 54 953
2000 56 1195
2001 67 1284
2002 68 1679
2003 70 1887
2004 53 2311
2005 87 2370
2006 82 2834
2007 115 2848
2008 107 3091
2009 94 3395
2010 108 3347
2011 106 3561
2012 119 3852
2013 102 4328
2014 130 4669
2015 182 5436
2016 148 5287
2017 167 5986
2018 133 6038
2019 154 6845
2020 184 8779
2021 171 17173

Colby College alumni

  1. Billy Bush

    Billy Bush
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    radio personalitytelevision presenterlacrosse player
    Biography

    William Hall Bush is an American radio and television host. He is a member of the Bush family, a nephew of President George H. W. Bush and cousin of President George W. Bush and Florida governor Jeb Bush.

  2. Doris Kearns Goodwin

    Doris Kearns Goodwin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1943-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    political scientistjournalisthistorianwriter
    Biography

    Doris Helen Kearns Goodwin is an American biographer, historian, former sports journalist, and political commentator.

  3. Robert B. Parker

    Robert B. Parker
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1932-2010 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    novelistwriter
    Biography

    Robert Brown Parker was an American writer, primarily of fiction within the mystery/detective genre. His most famous works were the 40 novels written about the fictional private detective Spenser. ABC television network developed the television series Spenser: For Hire based on the character in the mid-1980s; a series of TV movies was also produced based on the character. His works incorporate encyclopedic knowledge of the Boston metropolitan area. The Spenser novels have been cited by critics and bestselling authors as influencing their own work and reviving and changing the detective genre, including Robert Crais, Harlan Coben, and Dennis Lehane.

  4. Annie Proulx

    Annie Proulx
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1935-.. (age 87)
    Occupations
    journalistnovelistnon-fiction writerscreenwriterlibrettist
    Biography

    Edna Ann Proulx is an American novelist, short story writer, and journalist. She has written most frequently as Annie Proulx but has also used the names E. Annie Proulx and E.A. Proulx.

General info

Alternative names CC
Founded 1813
Motto Lux Mentis Scientia
Knowledge is the Light of the Mind
Colors royal blue, priscilla gray
Academic Calendar Four-One-Four
Total FTE staff 785
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Address 4000 Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, Maine, 04901-8840
United States
City population 16,000
Phone 2078594000
Fax +1 (207) 859 4349

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