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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 minors56 majors, 35 minors, independent major options
Academic calendar4 – 1 – 4 (includes Jan Plan)
Study abroadNearly 200 programs in 60 countries

Student Body

Student body2,100 students
Geographic diversitymore than 45 states and 70 countries represented
Students of Colormore than 27%
International studentsmore than 8%
First-generation studentsmore than 10%

Student Life

HousingNearly 100% of students live on campus
Active clubs on campus100+
Intercollegiate athletic teams32
Athletic conferenceNESCAC; Division III (Division I in Alpine skiing, Nordic skiing, and Squash)

Postgraduate Success

Graduates of the Class of 2020 who are employed or continuing education94%
Alumni ultimately earning a graduate degree75%

Financial Aid*

Comprehensive fee$77,240
Percent students receiving grant aid42%
Average first-year financial aid package$59,000
Please know we anticipate the comprehensive fee will most likely increase 1 to 2 percent above inflation each year. Regardless of this increase we will meet 100% of your demonstrated need without student loans.

Class of 2025*

Number of applicants15,875
Percent admitted8%
Middle 50-percent SAT scores1390-1530
Middle 50-percent ACT scores32-34
(*as of June 4, 2021 for the Class of 2025)