Colby-Sawyer College 1

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541 Main Street

New London, NH 03257-7818

Phone: (603) 526-3000
2012-2013 Tuition
tuition and fees
Apr. 1
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#20 Overall Score: 42 out of 100. Regional Colleges (North)

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Colby-Sawyer College is a private institution that was founded in 1837. It has a rural setting and the campus size is 200 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Colby-Sawyer College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (North), 20. Its tuition and fees are $35,810 (2012-13).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Colby-Sawyer College is a small, independent, coeducational college where the liberal arts are innovatively integrated with professional preparation experiences across the college. The college's new liberal education program guides students to discover knowledge, make connections across several disciplines, and discover their individual talents. Through their learning across the variety of experiences the college offers, and through close interactions with faculty and staff, both inside and outside the classroom, students develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to contribute constructively to society in their personal, professional and civic lives.

General Information

School type private
Year founded 1837
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment N/A


When applying to Colby-Sawyer College, it's important to note the application deadline is April 1, and the early decision deadline is December 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due April 1. The application fee at Colby-Sawyer College is $45. It is least selective, with an acceptance rate of 82.9 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity least selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 82.9% 4
Application deadline April 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by April 1

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Academic Life

The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 72 percent.

Class sizes N/A
Student-faculty ratio N/A 4
4-year graduation rate N/A
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
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Student Life

Colby-Sawyer College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment N/A
Student gender distribution N/A
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

Colby-Sawyer College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, health service, and health insurance. Colby-Sawyer College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Colby-Sawyer College, 66 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Colby-Sawyer College.

Students who have cars on campus 66%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Tuition and fees $35,810 (2012-13)
Room and board $12,060 (2012-13)
Financial aid statistics N/A

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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