Tool December 2017

Best Values in Colleges

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Colby College (Waterville, ME)

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Colby College is ranked 28 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges and is ranked 50 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 61%
Applicants who took ACT 47%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+38%
600-69950%
600+88%

SAT Math Score

700+44%
600-69945%
600+89%

ACT Score

30-3675%
24-2925%
24+100%

Students applied9,833
Students admitted1,840
Admission rate19%

Students per faculty10

4-year graduation rate84%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$50,890
Fees$2,230
Room and board$13,660
Estimated book expense$735
Total cost$67,515

Cost after need-based aid$23,609
Cost after non-need-based aid$57,920

Average debt at graduation$27,953

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$55,000

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$43,906
Average non-need-based aid$9,595

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment1,879

Full-Time

Men894
Women985

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 Databases (© 2018 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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