College to Consider

Colby College – Located in Waterville, ME

Fun Facts about the Colby College

  • Colby is a residential liberal arts college with approximately 2000 students.
  • The theme in our posts this week is paying for college and applying for financial aid. We selected Colby as our college to spotlight because they have one of the most generous financial aid programs in the country, meeting 100% of students’ demonstrated need without the use of student loans.
  • 74% of classes have fewer than 20 students
  • A liberal arts college with an option for engineering. Colby offers dual degree programs in engineering with both Columbia and Dartmouth.
  • Their 4-1-4 academic year offers an amped up version of our Winterm called Jan Plan.
  • In 2013, Colby became the fourth institution of higher education to become carbon neutral.
  • They have 30 men’s and women’s athletic teams that compete in the NESCAC.
  • Colby dropped their standardized testing requirement in 2018, going test-optional before it was popular.
  • There is a focus on undergraduate research with opportunities in every major and starting in your very first year.