Colby College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (3)
Colby was an absolutely amazing experience. I was a history major and can't say enough wonderful things about the staff--I'm friendly with my adviser and professors years after leaving college. My mom would have preferred that I majored in English, so the head of the history department called her and they exchanged so many emails, he was so supportive. I took a lot of English classes, as well--even from a Pulitzer prize winning author. The caliber of the professors was amazing--the old adage was true, take the professor not the class. I loved JanPlan where I took classes that I would never have fit into my schedule, otherwise, and even assisted a professor on an article he was writing and got a "thank you" credit in the published work. I worked on the Echo (the college newspaper) and because of that I attended a lot of lectures, events, theater, a capella, sports games, and art shows. Colby offers it's students so much--from great, competitive, athletic teams, to fun intramurals. My advice to anyone attending Colby is--be prepared to work hard, be prepared to have a lot of fun, and definitely invest in a down coat. My Colby friends are my closest friends--smart, fun-loving people who care about the world around them and want to have a positive impact.
I loved Colby College for 2 years, my first and second. Yet, being from California, by the end of my time there I was very ready to move home. The weather is brutal and east coast girls can be cliquey. The college is also isolated in the middle of nowhere Maine. If you are from the bay area I would honestly advise looking into a different liberal arts college.
Colby fosters an environment where you are encouraged to learn not only about your academic subjects, but about yourself, culture, humanity and how to be an adult.
Advice After College: college prepares you to think critically and be an adult. Don't forget those lessons.