Interest in the College from applicants across the US and abroad continued to grow this year with a record 5,396 applications for admission.
The Princeton Review (TPR) rated Colby Professors sixth out of 11 in the country according to rankings released Oct. 11.
Wayne Kim '14 has begun organizing a mentoring program for incoming first-years with Campus Life.
Students on the Hill chose Colby for a variety of reasons, whether it was the friendly people, the beautiful campus or the outdoor tendencies of the community. For next year’s prospective students, that hook could be an interview with a current senior at the College.
In a meeting held in late October, trustees of the College reaffirmed their 2008 decision to replace student loans with grants, and approved a recommendation to extend the no-loan policy through the Class of 2020.
With the College receiving an unprecedented number of rankings over the summer, what changes have happened on campus to warrant such praise?
Though the College generally admits 32 to 36 percent of applicants, only 29 percent of applicants for the class of 2015 received acceptance letters, the lowest admissions rate in Colby history.
First-year applications to the College increased by 22.7 percent since last year, with 5,170 students seeking to join the class of 2015. Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Parker Beverage cites the College’s recruiting efforts, the state of the economy and the elimination of the supplemental essay as some of the factors that contributed to this increase.
Events like Maine Event Day, which took place this past Monday, ensure that the College maintains its invaluable in-state population.