Tool December 2017

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Colby College (Waterville, ME)

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 61.00%
Applicants who took ACT: 47.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 50.00%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 38.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 88.00%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 45.00%
SAT I Math score 700+: 44.00%
SAT I Math score 600+: 89.00%
ACT score 24-29: 25.00%
ACT score 30-36: 75.00%
ACT score 24+: 100%
Students applied: 9,833
Students admitted: 1,840
Admission rate: 19%
Students per faculty: 10
4-year graduation rate: 84%
5-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Freshmen retained: 93%
Full-time enrolled men: 894
Full-time enrolled women: 985
Part-time enrolled men: 0
Part-time enrolled women: 0
Total enrollment: 1,879

COSTS

Tuition: $50,890
Room and board: $13,660
Est. book expense: $735
Fees: $2,230
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

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 100%
Average need-based aid: $43,906
Average non-need-based aid: $9,595
Students receiving
non-need-based aid:
30
Average aid package: $45,306
Students receiving need-based aid: 783
% of aid from grants: 0%
% receiving need-based aid: 42%
% receiving non-
need-based aid:
3%
% receiving student loans: 28%