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Colby College: Accreditation, Admissions and Tuition Expenses

Contact Information

Address: 4000 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville, Maine
Phone Number: (207) 859-4000

Tuition, Fees, and Estimated Student Expenses

Estimated expenses for academic year 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
Comprehensive fee (includes tuition and fees, and room and charges) $44,080 $46,100 $48,520 $50,320 3.7%
Books and supplies $700 $700 $700 $700 0.0%
Living arrangement          
On Campus          
Other $800 $900 $900 $900 0.0%
Total Expenses 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
On Campus $45,580 $47,700 $50,120 $51,920 3.6%

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Admissions

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2009
  Total Male Female
Number of applicants 4,519 2,037 2,482
Percent admitted 34% 31% 36%
Percent admitted who enrolled 31% 33% 30%
Admissions Considerations Required Recommended
Secondary school GPA   X
Secondary school rank   X
Secondary school record X  
Completion of college-preparatory program   X
Recommendations X  
Formal demonstration of competencies   X
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X  
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X  
Test Scores: Fall 2009 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 365 76%
ACT 169 35%
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading 630 720
SAT Math 640 720
SAT Writing 630 710
ACT Composite 28 31
ACT English 28 33
ACT Math 27 32
  • Colby requires official results of either the College Board SAT Reasoning Test, the American College Test (ACT), or the SAT Subject Tests in three different subject areas of the applicant's choice.

 

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation
Agency Periods of Accreditation Status
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education 12/1/1929 -   Accredited