Colby College - Bachelor's Degree

Colby College is a private, independent institution of higher education located in Waterville, Maine that offers bachelor's degree programs in a variety of liberal arts concentrations. Colby College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

  • Average Tuition USD 55,960
  • Acceptance Rate 28%
  • Students 1,847
  • International Students 15%
  • Campus Setting Town

School Description

Established in 1813, Colby College is the country's 12th oldest private liberal arts college that today is composed of 4 academic divisions through which it offers 58 majors and 32 minors towards a bachelor's degree in the areas of natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences.

Home to approximately 2,000 students coming from over 70 countries across the globe, Colby College's Mayflower Hill campus in central Maine has a stunning overlooking view of the Waterville and the Kennebec River Valley. 94% of Colby College students live in one of the 30 on-campus residence halls available to those who want to stay close to campus amenities such as Colby's 20-acre outdoor playing field and athletic center, 3 libraries, Museum of Art, and a 128-acre botanical garden and bird sanctuary. Living at Colby College is also full of exciting opportunities to meet fellow students who share your same interests, with over 100 organization, sports club, cultural groups, campus government, you'll be sure to find something to become a part of.

Bachelor Programs

  • 4800 Mayflower Hill Dr, Waterville, ME 04901, United States

    American Studies

    USD 64,060 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that focus on the study of American history, society, literature, and culture

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    Anthropology

    USD 64,060 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual knowledge of Anthropology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of human language, culture, societies, biological and material remains, biology, and the behavior of primates.

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    Biology

    USD 64,060 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Biology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of cell growth, DNA expression, botany, parasitology and recombinant DNA technology.

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    Business Economics

    USD 64,060 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Economics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the systematic and efficient allocation of resources; economic theory; micro and macroeconomics; comparative economic systems; banking systems; international economics; quantitative analytical methods; and public policy.

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    Chemistry

    USD 64,060 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Chemistry. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and chemical analysis.

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    Classics

    USD 64,060 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Classics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of literature, history, philosophy, languages, and archaeology of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds.

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    Computer Science

    USD 64,060 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artificial intelligence, cyber security, the blockchain, and big data.

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    Educational Studies

    USD 64,060 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the concepts of Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of research, and administrative and support services related to learning and teaching.

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    English

    USD 64,060 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with critical, practical, and analytical knowledge of the fundamentals of English. The program offers courses that focus on three major objectives; reading, writing, and literature.

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    Environmental Studies

    USD 64,060 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Environmental Studies. The program offers courses that focus on renewable and non-renewable resources, ecosystems, pollution, and biodiversity.

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    French

    USD 64,060 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that develop students' French conversation, reading, and compositional skills.

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    Gender Studies

    USD 64,060 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Gender Studies. The program offers courses that focus on women's studies, men's studies, and LGBTQ studies.

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    History

    USD 64,060 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with comprehensive knowledge of History. The program offers courses that focus on developing an awareness of differing political, cultural, social, and economic structures in past societies and their interrelationship.

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    Latin American Studies

    USD 64,060 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that focus on Latin as a language; ancient history; classical art/archaeology; and classical literature.

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    Mathematical Sciences

    USD 64,060 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Applied Mathematical Sciences. The program offers courses that focus on the application of mathematics and statistics to solve functional problems in fields like engineering and the applied sciences. The program offers courses that focus on dynamic systems, numerical analysis, controlled theory, statistical methods, asymptotic methods, and optimization theory.

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    Mathematics

    USD 64,060 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Mathematics. The program offers courses that focus on algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

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    Music

    USD 64,060 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Music. The program offers courses that focus on the study of medieval, renaissance, classical, romantic, jazz, pop, and rock music.

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    Philosophy

    USD 64,060 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Philosophy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of Eastern and Western philosophy, aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, logic, metaphysics, and contemporary philosophy.

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    Physics

    USD 64,060 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Physics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of matter and energy at a fundamental level using mathematics as the primary language to communicate concepts.

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    Psychology

    USD 64,060 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on understanding and analyzing human behavior.

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    Religious Studies

    USD 64,060 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theological knowledge of Religion. The program offers courses that focus on phenomenology; the sociology, psychology, philosophy, anthropology, literature and art of religion; mythology; scriptural and textual studies; religious history and politics; and specific studies of particular faith communities and their behavior.

  • 4800 Mayflower Hill Dr, Waterville, ME 04901, United States

    Science, Technology and Society

    USD 64,060 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general sciences including physics, chemistry, nutrition, biology, and environmental science.

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    Sociology

    USD 64,060 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Sociology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of family; religion; media; global development; and methods of research.

  • 4800 Mayflower Hill Dr, Waterville, ME 04901, United States

    Spanish

    USD 64,060 Tuition Fee

    The program offers courses that develop students' Spanish conversation, reading, and compositional skills.

  • 4800 Mayflower Hill Dr, Waterville, ME 04901, United States

    Theater and Dance

    USD 64,060 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the technical and practical knowledge of the elements of Dance. The program offers courses that focus on the study of dance as a cultural phenomenon; dance techniques and choreography; history of dance; and dance production.

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Rankings

  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking 91
  • US News (Liberal Arts)
    US News (Liberal Arts) 12
  • Forbes (USA)
    Forbes (USA) 61

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 100
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 7.00
  • Minimum ACT 23
  • Average SAT Score 2000

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    Established in 1813

    Other

    Colby College offers research opportunities to undergraduate students regardless of their major.

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          • Testimony
            1978-1982, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), American Studies and French

            Colby College has played a big role in my life

            I am so happy that I attended Colby and now my son is finishing his senior year there. It was the perfect college for both me and my son Craig. I made great friends, learned a great deal in and out of the classroom, and gained the confidence I needed to have a successful career and fulfilling life.

          • Testimony
            1967-1971, Bachelor of Arts (BA), BA in Biology

            Colby BA in biology has served me well.

            I highly recommend this college.For me I found the campus size, location, and dedication of the professors to be a winning combination.

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            1981-1985, B.A., Philosophy with many courses in International Studies

            Great place to live and learn.I always tell high school students that they should pick a school not only for the academics but also for the environment and personality of the campus. They should pick a place they would want to live for four years. Colby was the perfect fit for me. I found I learned as much outside the classroom as within. While academically rigorous it is also peopled with accessible professors, down to earth students and friendly staff - all on a beautiful campus. The population is small enough that I always encountered familiar faces, yet large enough that it was also easy to make new friends. Those friends became friends for life. My comrades not only keep in touch via e-mail, but we gather every year or two for our own mini-reunions. Last year we rented a compound on Sebago Lake for a long weekend, and we'll be back again this fall. Colby has many assets, but the people are really what make it a special place.

            I always tell high school students that they should pick a school not only for the academics but also for the environment and personality of the campus. They should pick a place they would want to live for four years. Colby was the perfect fit for me. I found I learned as much outside the classroom as within. While academically rigorous it is also peopled with accessible professors, down to earth students and friendly staff - all on a beautiful campus. The population is small enough that I always encountered familiar faces, yet large enough that it was also easy to make new friends. Those friends became friends for life. My comrades not only keep in touch via e-mail, but we gather every year or two for our own mini-reunions. Last year we rented a compound on Sebago Lake for a long weekend, and we'll be back again this fall. Colby has many assets, but the people are really what make it a special place.