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 Colby College

Colby College - Waterville, ME

4000 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville, Maine 04901-8840

General information:(207)859-4000
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Type:4-Year,Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:Town: Remote
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:1,815( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:10 to 1
Admissions
Apply Online
Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army)
Teacher certification
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges--Arts & Sciences
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $40,050 $41,380 $42,820 -3%
Out-of-state $40,050 $41,380 $42,820 -3%
Books and supplies $700 $700 $700 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $10,270 $10,610 $10,980 -3%
Other $900 $900 $900 0%
Off Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus with Family
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $51,920 $53,590 $55,400 -4%
Off Campus $40,750 $42,080 $43,520 -2%
Off Campus with Family $40,750 $42,080 $43,520 -2%
Out-of-state
On Campus $51,920 $53,590 $55,400 -4%
Off Campus $40,750 $42,080 $43,520 -2%
Off Campus with Family $40,750 $42,080 $43,520 -2%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $41,020
In-state fees $1,800
Out-of-state tuition $41,020
Out-of-state fees $1,800
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 251 52% --
Grant or scholarship aid 196 40% $6,642,569 $33,891
Federal grants 55 11% $391,935 $7,126
Pell grants 50 10% $209,611 $4,192
Other federal grants 55 11% $182,324 $3,315
State/local government grant or scholarships 24 5% $29,352 $1,223
Institutional grants or scholarships 196 40% $6,221,282 $31,741
Student loan aid 122 25% $817,988 $6,705
Federal student loans 118 24% $602,514 $5,106
Other student loans 14 3% $215,474 $15,391
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 802 44% $24,157,778 $30,122
Pell grants 171 9% $674,894 $3,947
Federal student loans 413 23% $2,442,316 $5,914

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$30,001 - $48,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 1,815
Undergraduate enrollment 1,815
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 10
Graduate enrollment 0
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 5,186 2,426 2,760
Percent admitted 29% 28% 31%
Percent admitted who enrolled 28% 9% 9%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies X
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 309 66%
ACT 188 40%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 620 710
SAT Math 630 710
SAT Writing 610 710
ACT Composite 28 32
ACT English 28 33
ACT Math 27 32
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 98 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division III (with football)MenWomen
Baseball 28-
Basketball 1911
Field Hockey -23
Football 70-
Golf 15-
Ice Hockey 2822
Lacrosse 3729
Rowing 3025
Skiing 1717
Soccer 2627
Softball -12
Squash 2315
Swimming and Diving 1524
Tennis 1312
Track and Field, Indoor 4454
Track and Field, Outdoor 4460
Track and Field, X-Country 2829
Volleyball -11

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education12/01/1929 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

No Records Found

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations00 0
Liquor law violations272239
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 000
Liquor law violations 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 001
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 866
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 001
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 256
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate1.5%
Number in default3
Number in repayment195

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00203900

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
African Studies0
American/United States Studies/Civilization0
East Asian Studies6
Latin American Studies2
Near and Middle Eastern Studies1
Russian Studies3
Women's Studies4
Category total34
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General0
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology0
Neuroscience0
Category total63
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other0
Category total1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science1
Category total1
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
Creative Writing0
English Language and Literature, General6
Category total48
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General2
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other0
French Language and Literature6
German Language and Literature1
Spanish Language and Literature2
Category total28
History Colleges
History, General4
Category total37
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics and Statistics3
Mathematics, General8
Category total24
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Ancient Studies/Civilization2
International/Global Studies9
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other2
Science, Technology and Society5
Category total77
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science3
Environmental Studies5
Category total28
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Jewish/Judaic Studies0
Philosophy2
Religion/Religious Studies2
Category total16
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General0
Geology/Earth Science, General2
Physics, General1
Category total40
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General4
Category total34
Social Sciences Colleges
Anthropology3
Economics, General10
Political Science and Government, General2
Sociology0
Category total139
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art History, Criticism and Conservation1
Art/Art Studies, General5
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General1
Film/Cinema/Video Studies0
Fine/Studio Arts, General1
Music History, Literature, and Theory0
Category total23
Grand total109