Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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Colby College (Waterville, ME)

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Colby College is ranked 12 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges and is ranked 23 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 67%
Applicants who took ACT 45%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+34%
600-69953%
600+87%

SAT Math Score

700+44%
600-69948%
600+92%

ACT Score

30-3662%
24-2936%
24+98%

Students applied7,593
Students admitted1,710
Admission rate23%

Students per faculty9

4-year graduation rate91%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$48,820
Fees$2,140
Room and board$13,100
Estimated book expense$735
Total cost$64,795

Cost after need-based aid$22,327
Cost after non-need-based aid$64,401

Average debt at graduation$23,342

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$52,300

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$42,468
Average non-need-based aid$394

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment1,857

Full-Time

Men887
Women970

Part-Time

Men0
Women0

Freshmen retained93%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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