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College Profile

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 minors58 majors, 35 minors, independent major options
Academic calendar4 – 1 – 4 (includes Jan Plan)
Study abroad200 programs in over 60 countries

Student Body

Student body2,000 students
Geographic diversitymore than 43 states and 80 countries represented
Students of Colormore than 20%
International studentsmore than 10%
First-generation studentsmore than 10%

Student Life

Housing95% 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 2015 who are employed, attending graduate school, or are pursuing fellowships95%
Alumni ultimately earning a graduate degree75%

Financial Aid

Comprehensive fee$66,780
Percent students receiving grant aid42%
Average first-year financial aid package in 2017-18$46,135

Class of 2021*

Number of applicants12,313
Percent admitted13%
Middle 50-percent SAT scores1350-1510
Middle 50-percent ACT scores31-33
(*as of August 1, 2018)