General Information About Colby-Sawyer College
Colby-Sawyer College, founded as a co-educational academy in 1837 and engaged in higher education since 1928, is an independent, co-educational, residential, undergraduate college which strives to lead in offering co-equal education to women and men. The College provides programs of study which innovatively integrate the liberal arts and sciences with professional preparation. Through all of its programs, the College encourages students of varied backgrounds and abilities to realize their full intellectual and personal potential so that they may gain understanding about themselves, others, and the major forces shaping our rapidly changing and pluralistic world. Colby-Sawyer College fosters academic excellence and individual development in an environment that: * is committed to liberal studies as a foundation for life-long learning; * provides close interaction among faculty, staff, and students; * emphasizes the importance of internship and other complementary educational experiences as a component of its academic programs; * challenges students to participate in leadership opportunities in and outside of the classroom as a way of enhancing their individual development; * enables graduates to define and pursue varied personal, educational, and career options.
Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.
- 4-year, Private not-for-profit
Special Learning Opportunities
- ROTC (Army, Air Force)
- Teacher certification
- Study abroad
- Remedial services
- Academic/career counseling service
- Employment services for students
- Dual credit
- The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.Advanced placement (AP) credits
- Not applicable
- Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
- Associate's degree
- Bachelor's degree
- Rural: Remote
Disability Services Student
- 3% or Less
Admission Total Applicants 3,224 Percent Admitted 80% Men Admitted 72% Women Admitted 84% Full Time Retention Rate 69%
Student Demographics Total Enrolled 1,054 Native American 7 Asian 8 African American 23 Hispanic 23 Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 1,133 Enrolled FullTime Graduates 0