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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

Through the Colby Commitment, we pledge to meet 100 percent of each admitted student’s demonstrated financial need without loans. In recent years, more than 90 percent of families with an income of $200,000 or less have qualified for some form of financial assistance.

Starting in 2018, if your family has a total income of $60,000 or less and has assets typical of this income range, we’ve ensured they will have a parent or guardian contribution of $0.

The MyinTution calculator can help you estimate the amount of financial aid you’re likely to receive to attend Colby.

Requirements and Deadlines