One of the finest liberal arts colleges in the United States, Colby has an increasingly global reach and an international reputation for excellence. Faculty scholars from around the world and intellectual students from more than 70 countries are drawn to the scenic Mayflower Hill campus and to Maine’s unique environment.
More than 250 faculty members and approximately 550 other employees work together to connect students with global experiential learning opportunities and provide academic, administrative, and support services. One of central Maine’s largest employers, Colby aspires to be the best workplace in the state and in the higher education sector.
Living in the Waterville Area
Colby and Waterville offer a vibrant arts scene including the finest college art museum in the country, one of the nation’s great independent cinemas, and the Maine International Film Festival. The Waterville Farmers’ Market and Barrel’s Community Market, a food co-op, anchor a strong farm-to-table culture in the area, and downtown Waterville features dozens of restaurants and retail shops.
Members of the Colby community have access to Quarry Road Recreation Area, within walking distance of campus, which offers opportunities for skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, running, biking, and rock climbing. The College also owns 10-acres of lakefront property just seven miles from campus.
Not far from Colby is the Belgrade Lakes region. A great place to live or visit, the region includes seven large lakes, inviting villages, and lots of friendly local charm.
Just five minutes from Interstate 95 and halfway between the Atlantic Ocean and the Appalachian Mountains, Colby’s location provides easy access to outdoor recreation and to the towns and attractions of coastal Maine.
In compliance with the Clery Act, which requires the College to disclose campus crime statistics to prospective employees, you will find Colby’s Annual Safety, Security and Fire Safety Report by clicking here. The Security Office will provide a paper copy of the Report upon request.