am currently a freshman girl and I could not be
happier with my choice to go to Colby College. The
students are friendly, the faculty is accessible and genuinely wants
to help you, and even though it's located in Waterville,
Maine, there always is something to do. There can be
some awkward moments around campus since it's so small, but
I find that it's the perfect size for me. It's
small enough so I know generally a fair amount of
people on campus but big enough that I'm meeting new
people on a weekly basis.
There is a lot of
drinking on campus, but if you're chem free, the student
programming board always tries to have fun activities on the
weekends. Colby students work hard but they also play hard.
However, unlike state universities, you don't really find the majority
of Colby students drinking on the weekdays. The party scene
gets a little old since it's a bunch of people
squeezing in a small dorm room, but there are a
few parties off campus and in the apartments which are
Colby's a competitive school academic wise but it
still maintains a community feel. Study groups are really popular
among students, which shows that students are willing to help
each other succeed. Classes are a hit or miss depending
on the professor. Some classes are really intellectually stimulating and
others are easy with bad professors but I suspect that
this may be the same at all colleges.
really popular at Colby. Athletic teams tend to stick together
in terms of social life but it's not necessary to
be in one. I'm not on a team and I
found that it was still easy to make friends. Colby's
a really friendly campus and it's what you make of
A con about Colby is the lack of diversity.
I know this is something the admissions office has been
trying hard to fix but right now, the campus is
really homogeneous. White, upper middle class, and from New England.
A lot of the students of color stick together but
that does not mean the majority of students are not
accepting. Again, it's what you make of it.
do decide to enroll at Colby, bring a car! It's
really useful to have to get into town and go
home. Airfares are usually cheap but a cab to the
airport is astronomical! Around $150. Get a car, trust me.
Overall, my experience at Colby has been a fantastic one.
I would recommend it to anyone who's looking for a
small liberal arts college.