Colby College

Colby College

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Colby offers a rigorous academic program connected to the world’s challenges; meaningful global connections; and an integrated campus experience built on a culture of mutual respect and shared success. Colby is committed to ensuring the most talented students from every background have access to the best possible education. The College meets 100% of demonstrated financial need without loans. Colby is test optional. Students may choose whether or not to submit the results of their standardized test scores with their application. There are no extra supplements to submit and applying is free.

New Initiatives at Colby:

  • Colby’s DavisConnects program guarantees every student access to a global experience, internship, or research experience regardless of their ability to pay.
  • A gift of more than $100 million, including 1,150 artworks, established the Lunder Institute for American Art and made Colby the only liberal arts college with an innovative museum and global research center for American art.
  • Ongoing developments in Colby’s hometown include the construction of a downtown residence hall, supporting civic engagement in the local community.
  • In 2020 Colby will open a new 350,000 square foot athletic facility. This $200 million state-of-the-art center will be one of the premier sports venues in the country.
  • Colby is the only college of its kind to offer a computational biology major, combining computer science, biology, and genomics with world-class research opportunities.
  • The newly established Buck Environment and Climate Change Lab grants students access and funding for extraordinary research experiences and internships focused on climate change and sustainability.

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