Admissions Information

Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Admission Informationwww.colby.edu/admission/
Online Applicationwww.colby.edu/admission/apply/
Calendar SystemFour-one-four plan
Credits AcceptedAdvanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree OfferedBachelor

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2019-20, the acceptance rate is 9.67% and the yield is 39.73%. 6,274 men and 7,310 women applied to Colby College and 584 men and 730 women students were accepted. Among them, 241 men and 281 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2019). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants13,5846,2747,310
Admitted1,314584730
Enrolled522241281
Acceptance Rate 9.67%9.31%9.99%
Yield 39.73%41.27%38.49%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2019-2020, 274 students (52% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 200 students (38%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 740 and the 25th percentile is 680. The SAT Math score is 780 (75th) and 700 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 34 (75th percentile) and 31 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing680740
SAT Math700780
ACT Composite3134
ACT Math2933
ACT English3235
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Colby College are very competitive and high when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,203, ACT: 73 - Private (not-for-profit) Baccalaureate College - Arts & Sciences).

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA and High School Rank to its applicants. The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply Colby College.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
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Admission Requirements
High School GPAConsidered but not Required
High School RankConsidered but not Required
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramConsidered but not Required
RecommendationsRequired
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesConsidered but not Required
Admission Test ScoresConsidered but not Required
TOEFLConsidered but not Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Considered but not Required


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