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The Colby Commitment
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The Colby Commitment

Ensuring the most talented students from every background have access to the best possible education.

We’ve removed financial barriers. We’ve simplified the application process. We’ve enhanced the opportunities and support that lead to success in college and careers. And we have given every admitted student the chance to graduate without loans to repay.

Significant Financial Aid Awards

Significant Financial Aid Awards

We meet 100 percent of demonstrated financial need for all admitted students—without including loans in our financial aid packages. Our graduates can focus on beginning their careers—not repaying their loans.
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Straightforward access

Straightforward Access

Applying to Colby is easy. There are no application fees to submit, supplements to complete, or additional essays to write. You can even self-report your standardized test scores (we’re test-flexible, requiring either the SAT, ACT, or two SAT Subject Tests). Each applicant is evaluated as an individual—within the context of his or her background.

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Funded Experiences

Here, you can pursue research, internships, and off-campus study around the world. Programs such as CAPS, Presidential Scholars, and Bunche Scholars provide the opportunity for funding these experiences.

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Support for Success

Support for Success

Colby invests in attracting talented students and in making certain that they receive the mentoring, resources, and opportunities to help ensure a lifelong success.

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Our Partnerships

We work closely with leading college-access programs, groups, and organizations to help the nation’s brightest young scholars find their way to Colby.

Our People

From faculty mentors to career counselors to coaches and alumni, the people of Colby create a supportive atmosphere that deepens learning both within and beyond the classroom—while providing the advising, services, and opportunities students need to grow.

Jeff Katz

Jeff Katz

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF CHEMISTRY

“Participating in research is the best way to study science and has a synergistic effect on performance in class. I co-direct CAPS because I want all Colby students to succeed, and the program removes barriers and provides personal support to enable that success.”

Elreo Campbell

Elreo Campbell

SENIOR ASSOCIATE DEAN AND DIRECTOR OF FINANCIAL AID

“It is my professional responsibility to ensure that we meet 100 percent of students’ demonstrated need. I take this responsibility very seriously and you have my word that I will always have your best interest in mind.”

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Meghan Grandolfo

SENIOR ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS FOR ACCESS AND INCLUSION

“As a member of the Colby admissions team, I get to see the campus come together to embrace diversity within the community and focus on access and inclusion for all students. I think it’s truly an exciting time for the entire Colby community.”

What Students Are Saying

Maria Ennamorati

CLASS OF 2016

NORTH CONWAY, NH

Juvenal Lopez

CLASS OF 2017

LOS ANGELES, CA

Jamaal Grant

CLASS OF 2016

MILTON, MA

Bonnie Maldonado

CLASS OF 2016

BRONX, NY

Fen Bowen

CLASS OF 2017

GAINESVILLE, FL

Joebelle Bonete

CLASS OF 2018

MAKAWAO, HI

Thomas Gregston

CLASS OF 2016

NORTH CONWAY, NH

Briana Guillory

CLASS OF 2016

LAS VEGAS, NV

Muheb Esmat

CLASS OF 2017

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN

Our Promise

Colby has a deep and longstanding commitment to our home state of Maine. Our admissions team provides college access workshops and enrichment opportunities for interested counselors statewide, and we offer travel grants for Maine community-based organizations to visit our campus.

COLLEGE ESSAY WRITING SEMINARS

COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATION TRAVEL GRANT PROGRAM

FINANCIAL AID COURSES

LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION WORKSHOPS

INTERVIEW SKILLS SESSIONS

PATHWAYS TO COLLEGE COURSES

For more information about the above opportunities, contact us.

About Colby

One of the nation’s premier liberal arts colleges, Colby offers 58 majors and 33 minors, world-class teaching, and outstanding opportunities for research, internships, and global experiences. Located on 714 gorgeous acres in Waterville, Maine, Colby is home to 2,000 of the world’s brightest undergraduates.