Founded in 1813, Colby College is a leading private liberal arts college located on Mayflower Hill in Waterville, Maine, USA.

Colby College is accredited by: New England Association of Schools & Colleges; Maine Department of Education; American Chemical Society; Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. It is a member of: The College Board; College Scholarship Service; American Council on Education; National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities; New England Board of Higher Education; Council for the Advancement and Support of Education; New England Regional Conference of the National Council for Black Studies; among others.

Major options include: African-American Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, Art, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, East Asian Studies, Economics, English, Environmental Studies and more.

Notable Colby alumni include: Jan Volk (former General Manager of the Boston Celtics), E. Annie Proulx (Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Shipping News and Brokeback Mountain), Edward Gurney (US Senator from Florida, 1969-1974), Marcellus L. Sterns (former Florida governor), etc.

Awards and Ranking Profile:

- Rated 23rd among Tier 1 National Liberal Arts Colleges in the United States (US News 2011).

- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency named Colby NESCAC's 2009-10 Green Power Challenge conference champion in April 2010.

- 20th among the most expensive universities in the US for 2008-2009, based on total cost (tuition + room and board), according to the

- 6th in the 2009 Princeton Review Best Campus Food Rankings.

- It was named a "New Ivy" in the 2007 Kaplan/Newsweek How to Get Into College guide.

- Colby College in Waterville received a 2004 Maine Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence on November 5 in Augusta.

- Colby was honored in Boston on Earth Day 2004 with an Environmental Merit Award from the New England Office of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

- On September 20, 2002 the College was honored with the Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence.

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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