Colby College

Academic Highlights

  • Students can choose from 58 majors and 34 minors.

  • The student-to-faculty ratio is 9:1 and 72% of courses have fewer than 20 students.

  • Research opportunities provide an ideal setting for student-faculty mentorships and often result in coauthoring peer-reviewed articles or presenting research together at conferences.

  • The exploratory term in January, Jan Plan, gives students opportunities in focused study, interning, or conducting research.

  • Students interested in engineering can participate in the following dual-degree engineering programs: a 2-1-1 option with Dartmouth or a 4-2 option with Columbia, and earn 2 degrees - a B.A. from Colby and a B.E. or B.S. degree from the partner institution.

  • Pre-med and pre-law advising is available to all students and alumni.

  • Nearly 70% of students study abroad, choosing from 200 programs in more than 60 countries.

  • DavisConnects guarantees access to global experiences, research opportunities, and internships for all Colby students. 

  • Buck Environment and Climate Change Lab connects students from all disciplines to research opportunities at the Jackson Laboratories, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Studies, and Allen Island.

  • Colby is the only college of its kind to combine computer science, biology, and genomics with world-class research opportunities in Computational Biology.

  • The Lunder Institute for American Art established Colby as the only liberal arts college with an innovative museum and global research center for American art.