Colby College Admissions

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

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Admission Statistics

For academic year 2019-20, the acceptance rate is 10.00% and yield is 39.99%. 6,274 men and 7,310 women applied to Colby College and 565 men and 731 women students were accepted. Among them, 232 men and 278 women were enrolled into the school (Fall 2019). Following table and chart show the admission statistics including number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants13,5846,2747,310
Admitted1,358565731
Enrolled543232278
Acceptance Ratio 10.00%9.01%10.00%
Yield 39.99%41.06%38.03%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For 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 25th percentile is 680. The SAT Math score is 780 (75th) and 700 (25th). The submitted ACT score is 102 (75th percentile) and 102 (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

Colby College requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank and High School Record (or Transcript) to its applicants. Next table summarizes Colby College application requirements.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and required years of subject, see Colby College online application page .
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
TOEFLRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Considered but not Required


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