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College Profile

Type of collegeprivate, independent, four-year, liberal arts
Degree grantedbachelor of arts
Campus714 acres in Waterville, Maine
Carbon neutralitynet zero carbon emissions


Majors and minors56 majors, 35 minors, independent major options
Academic calendar4 – 1 – 4 (includes Jan Plan)
Study abroadNearly 200 programs in more than 60 countries

Student Body

Student body2,000 students
Geographic diversitymore than 45 states and 65 countries represented
Students of Colormore than 24%
International studentsmore than 10%
First-generation studentsmore than 10%

Student Life

HousingNearly 100% of students live on campus
Active clubs on campus100+
Intercollegiate athletic teams32
Athletic conferenceNESCAC; Division III (Division I in alpine and Nordic skiing)

Postgraduate Success

Graduates of the Class of 2019 who are employed, attending graduate school, or are pursuing fellowships92%
Alumni ultimately earning a graduate degree75%

Financial Aid*

Comprehensive fee$72,000
Percent students receiving grant aid42%
Average first-year financial aid package$53,000
Please know we anticipate the comprehensive fee will most likely increase 1 to 2 percent above inflation each year. Regardless of this increase we will meet 100% of your demonstrated need without student loans.

Class of 2024*

Number of applicants13,922
Percent admitted10%
Middle 50-percent SAT scores1390-1530
Middle 50-percent ACT scores32-34
(*as of May 8, 2020 for the Class of 2024)