Colby students are diverse. They come from different backgrounds and represent different cultures.
Some spent their childhood in the largest cities of the U.S. and others grew up on potato farms in northern Maine. They have diverse interests and varied political views, they practice different religions, and they come to Colby with unique perspectives on life.
The Colby community is made up of 1,850 students—all with different stories to tell.
Colby values diversity of all kinds and seeks to enroll students who also value diversity. If this describes you, we want you to consider a visit to campus—for FREE. Through our overnight campus visit program, Experience Colby, we do our best to make it possible for interested high school seniors to come for a visit regardless of financial circumstances. However, you must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident to be considered.
Apply to attend Experience Colby and decide for yourself—can you picture yourself at Colby?
During Experience Colby you’ll get to:
- Stay overnight in our residence halls
- Attend classes and meet professors
- Tour campus
- Meet current students
- Try our delicious food
Students at past Experience Colby events have dined with the president, participated in discussions about campus diversity, attended poster presentations of student research projects, enjoyed dessert socials with their hosts and other current students, and attended live performances by several student groups.
2015 Program Dates
Sunday, Oct. 18 – Tuesday, Oct. 20
Please submit your application by 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 11
In addition to the online application, we require a school transcript with courses and marks for grades 9 -11; an unofficial transcript or copies of your grade reports are acceptable for this program. Test scores are also required. Please send results of SAT, PSAT, ACT or PLAN exams; a copy of your own score report or scores printed on your transcript are acceptable. [The results of 3 SAT Subject Tests can be sent if you prefer]. These documents can be uploaded electronically with your application or sent to the admissions office via e-mail, fax, or snail mail:
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Experience Colby
Fax: 207-859-4828 RE: Experience Colby
Mail: Attn: Experience Colby
Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
4800 Mayflower Hill – Waterville ME – 04901-8848