Chartered in 1813, when Maine was still part of Massachusetts, Colby is the 12th-oldest independent liberal arts college in the nation. Since its founding the College has pioneered several important initiatives in higher education
Choose from 56 majors and 35 minors, or design your own independent major. You’ll have extensive flexibility and valuable guidance when it comes to preparing for your future.
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The Colby College Student Government Association (SGA) serves the student body by enhancing the student experience through programming and policy. The Association fosters a campus environment built on integrity, respect, and community. It promotes a culture of consent, serves as a resource for students to achieve their academic, extracurricular, and personal goals; and provides transparency with Colby’s Administration. SGA also provides opportunities for students to become productive leaders of the campus, local, and global communities. Through its service to the College, the SGA aims to create a positive and rewarding experience for all those who step foot on Mayflower Hill.
The ideal residential experience offers onsite resources and built-in community. Each of our 26 residence halls is a microcosm of Colby. Students of various classes are housed together—sharing space and pride of association.
Student Computer Services (SCS) is the students’ computer support gateway on campus. Staffed by students, SCS is available free of charge, seven days a week during the academic year.
The Garrison-Foster Health Center provides quality health care, health education, preventative services, and opportunities for experiential learning to Colby students. We are advocates for the life-long health and wellness of our community.
Colby’s campus comprises 714 acres and 64 buildings, including 30 residence halls, three dining halls, three libraries, a student union, an extensive athletic complex, 50 acres of fields, and one of the nation’s premier institutions of American art, the Colby College Museum of Art. Most of Mayflower Hill, including all of the 128-acre Perkins Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary, is a State Wildlife Management Area.
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My academic experience at Colby was excellent. I was privileged to work closely with faculty who were truly passionate about their fields of expertise, and gained a lot of research experience alongside the rigorous coursework.
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