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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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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.

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.

For families earning up to $150,000 with assets typical of that range, our Fair Shot Fund now ensures your parent or guardian contribution will be capped at $15,000 — which may make Colby cost less for you than any other four-year college or university.

Financial Aid

Colby College is more affordable than you think. Use the MyinTuition calculator to estimate your college costs in just five minutes.

Requirements and Deadlines