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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 more than 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)