Admissions Outlook



The Class of 2014 is expected to be strong and diverse.

Offers of admission were in the mail to applicants as Colby went to press, but early signs augured well for recruiting the Class of 2014, particularly in the area of diversity. The early-decision phase saw record numbers of students from underrepresented groups choose Colby, and a campus visit by more than 50 prospective students and their parents in early March received positive feedback, according to Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Parker Beverage.

Those students were part of an overall applicant pool of 4,210 that includes 45 percent more African Americans and 14 percent more Latino/a applicants than were in last year’s pool. In the early-decision phase, where students are accepted in the winter with the understanding that they will commit to Colby, 46 students from underrepresented groups were accepted—44 percent more than the previous year.
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