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The Admission Process

If you’ve decided to apply, we can’t wait to read your application. It’s the most rewarding thing we do all year. Our review process is holistic, meaning there’s no set formula that guides our decisions. We look for intellectually adventurous students who have demonstrated consistent achievement in a challenging program of study and who seem likely to make meaningful contributions to our diverse and collaborative community.

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Financial Aid and Our Commitment to Access


Colby is committed to meeting 100 percent of your demonstrated financial need by packaging grants—not student loans—into your aid award, which means that you can focus on beginning your career and building a life, not worrying about student loan debt.

Learn more about The Colby Commitment.

Requirements and Deadlines