College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.
College Factual ranked Colby as #82 out of 2,217 colleges and universities in the country on its 2024 Best Colleges list. This lands it a coveted spot in the top 5% of all colleges and universities in the country.
Colby is also ranked #2 out of 19 schools in Maine.
Even if you have the best grades and high test scores, that may not be enough to get into Colby since the school has one of the most selective in the country. Its acceptance rate is a mere 9%, so there's no shame if you don't get in. Be sure to apply to other schools just in case.
About 40% of students accepted to Colby submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 690 and 750. Math scores were between 710 and 780.
The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Colby it is much better at 10 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.
Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.
The full-time faculty percentage at Colby College is 95%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.
The freshmen retention rate of 95% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Colby College enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.
Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Colby the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 86%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%
During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,155 full-time undergraduates at Colby.
|$0-30 K||$30K-48K||$48-75||$75-110K||$110K +|
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Colby, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Colby, approximately 8% of students took out student loans averaging $7,528 a year. That adds up to $30,112 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Colby is 2.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Contact details for Colby are given below.
|Most Popular Majors||Bachelor’s Degrees||Average Salary of Graduates|
|Political Science & Government||76||$43,972|
|Natural Resources Conservation||46||$37,156|
|Neurobiology & Neurosciences||30||NA|
This is a decrease from the 1,669 students who took online classes the previous year.
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*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
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