Colby College Admission Requirements

Acceptance Rate

Admission Difficulty for Colby College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsElite
Applicant CompetitionVery High

Can I get into Colby College? The school has a 19% acceptance rate. Last year, 1,840 out of 9,833 applicants were admitted making Colby College a very highly competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for typical applicants.  Academically, it has exceptionally high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 8 percent. Only 28% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Colby College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 670
SAT Math 25th 660
SAT Composite 25th 1330
SAT Scores for Colby College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 740
SAT Math 75th 760
SAT Composite 75th 1500
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Colby College?

Colby College typically requires applicants to be in the top 10 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1330 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1245. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1415 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 61 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Colby College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1500 and Above Good >29%
1415 to 1500 Avg + 19%-29%
1330 to 1415 Avg - 12%-19%
1245 to 1330 Reach 8%-12%
Less than 1245 Low <8%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Colby College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 30
ACT Math 25th 27
ACT Composite 25th 30
ACT Scores for Colby College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 34
ACT Math 75th 32
ACT Composite 75th 33
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Colby College?

Admission data indicates that Colby College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 30 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 7 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 28 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 32 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 33 and above have very competitive chances. 47 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Colby College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Colby College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
33 and Above Good >32%
31 to 33 Avg + 19%-32%
30 to 31 Avg - 14%-19%
29 to 30 Reach 10%-14%
Less than 29 Low <10%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Colby College has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

Admission Statistics

Colby College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,388 4,445 9,833
Accepted 996 844 1,840
Acceptance Rate 18% 19% 19%
Enrolled 275 235 510
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 28% 28% 28%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 1, 2019
Days left to Apply

Applicants have 15 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Jan 1, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Colby College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Colby College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Colby College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=161086 IPEDS survey data for Colby College.