Colby College Rankings

By | April 18, 2020

Located in Waterville, ME, Colby College is one of the best universities in the state of Maine. On this page, you will find in-depth rankings for Colby College in the following areas: graduation rates, teaching  resources, financing opportunities, and alumni donations. Latest acceptance rate is also given to show how competitive is Colby College.

4000 Mayflower Hill Waterville, ME 04901-8840
Phone: (800) 723-3032
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Rankings: Colby College

Rankings, Ratings, and Admissions Statistics
Overall Ranking: 22
Score: 79
Peer college rating (out of 5) 4.0
Graduation and retention ranking: 21
Average freshman retention rate: 94.2%
6-year graduation rate: 90.0%
Predicted graduation rate: 90%
Overperformance(+)/Underperformance(-): 0
Faculty resources ranking: 50
Classes with under 20 students (2020): 59.5%
Classes with 50 or more students (2020): 3.1%
Student faculty ratio (2020): 10:1
Percent of faculty who are full-time (2020) 89.0%
Student selectivity ranking: 24
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile (2020) 1280-1430
2020 Freshmen in top 10 percent of high school class: 61%
Freshmen in top 25 percent of high school class (2020): 90%
Fall 2020 Acceptance rate: 30.9%
Financial resources rank: 36
Alumni giving rank: 17
Average alumni giving rate (2020): 46.8%

Essential Facts: Colby College

  • Colby College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,000, with a gender distribution of 48 percent male students and 52 percent female students.
  • Colby College: Ranking 2020, Acceptance Rate, Tuition Colby College is in the top 8% of universities in the world, ranking 370th in the United States and 1247th globally.
  • Forbes in 2019 rated Colby 75th overall in its America’s Top Colleges ranking of 650 military academies, national universities, and liberal arts colleges, and 32nd among liberal arts colleges.

Colby College History

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General Information
Percent of undergraduate students who live in college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing: 93%
Percent of undergraduates who are members of a fraternity: 0%
Percent of student body who are members of a sorority: 0%
Average percentage of students on campus during weekends: 90%
Are all students permitted to have cars on campus? Yes
Percent of students who have cars on campus: 75%
Is alcohol permitted on campus for students of legal age? Yes
Additional policies and regulations: class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, other
Collegiate athletic association: NCAA III
Men’s scholarship sports: N/A
Women’s scholarship sports: N/A
Student activities: campus ministries, choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, international student organization, jazz band, literary magazine, model UN, music ensembles, musical theater, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, yearbook