An intellectual community working to solve the world’s most complex challenges

Educational exploration is a way of life at Colby. Academics are rigorous, and learning goes way beyond sitting in a classroom—it’s enhanced by new experiences, real-world research, and project-based problem solving across all disciplines.

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Experience a true liberal arts education

Colby has a culture of inquiry. It begins in our classrooms as professors challenge you to identify problems and seek solutions. It continues as your curiosity leads you in pursuit of innovation or deepened understanding.

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The world approaches. We’ll get you ready.

Life is a series of important decisions. At Colby you’ll never have to make them alone. Whether picking classes in your first year, choosing a major, finding the perfect internship, or nailing your dream job interview, you’ll be guided by advisors who know you, professors who believe in you, and career counselors with the knowledge and connections to get you ready for the big stage.


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It’s in our DNA — the tendency to ask tough questions and allocate brain space to search for solutions.

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Centers of Thought, Impact, and Action

At Colby, important voices speak to the issues that are shaping the future.

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