Colby College Academic Life

Summary

The student-faculty ratio at Colby College is 10:1, and the school has 67.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Colby College include: Social Sciences; Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; English Language and Literature/Letters; and Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 94.5 percent.

Faculty & Classes

General education/core curriculum required Yes
Coursework required for graduation
Arts/fine arts Foreign languages
Humanities Sciences (biological or physical)
Mathematics History
English (including composition) Social science
Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 10:1
Full-time faculty gender distribution
Full-time faculty gender distribution
Part-time faculty gender distribution
Part-time faculty gender distribution

Majors

Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Social Sciences 22%
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 13%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 8%
English Language and Literature/Letters 8%
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 7%

Academic Programs & Offerings

Degrees offered Bachelor's
Combined-degree programs N/A
Student participation in special academic programs
First-year experiences 96%
Service learning 5%
Senior capstone or culminating academic experience 79%
Undergraduate research/creative projects 55%
Institution is G.I. Bill certified Yes
Institution participates in Yellow Ribbon Program Yes
Institution is SOC Member No
Offers DANTES course(s) for credit No

Graduation & Retention

Average freshman retention rate 95%
4-year graduation rate 86%

* Academic Life details based on 2012 data


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