Tool December 2016

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Colby College (Waterville, ME)

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 67.00%
Applicants who took ACT: 45.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 53.00%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 34.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 87.00%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 48.00%
SAT I Math score 700+: 44.00%
SAT I Math score 600+: 92.00%
ACT score 24-29: 36.00%
ACT score 30-36: 62.00%
ACT score 24+: 98%
Students applied: 7,593
Students admitted: 1,710
Admission rate: 23%
Students per faculty: 9
4-year graduation rate: 90.6%
5-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Freshmen retained: 93%
Full-time enrolled men: 887
Full-time enrolled women: 970
Part-time enrolled men: 0
Part-time enrolled women: 0
Total enrollment: 1,857

COSTS

Tuition: $48,820
Room and board: $13,100
Est. book expense: $735
Fees: $2,140
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

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 100%
Average need-based aid: $42,468
Average non-need-based aid: $394
Students receiving
non-need-based aid:
2
Average aid package: $37
Students receiving need-based aid: 686
% of aid from grants: 0%
% receiving need-based aid: 37%
% receiving non-
need-based aid:
2%
% receiving student loans: 32%