Colby College Visit Report by Ritafinn

Visit to Colby College in October 2006 by Ritafinn
(Parent of Student, HS Class of 2007)
(Member since October 20 2020 with ? posts)

Visit Activities:


Admissions Interview: Yes - D very pleased with her interview. She and the interviewer had a shared interest in a television program both admired, as well as an interest in literature, writing - which made the interview a great experience for D. Interviewer recommended classes an

Information Session: Yes - The admissions person gave an interesting presentation, talked about the Godfarb Center (civic engagement), which was very interesting to D. She left sufficient time for questions.

Campus Tour: Yes - Beautiful campus -even with a nor'easter on the way. The tour guide was most helpful, answered questions, talked at length about her own experience as a student and clearly loves the school.

Classroom Visit: Yes - Came on weekend


Campus:



Friendliness/Courtesy of Students:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Student (senior) made herself available in the waiting area, offering to answer questions. Very helpful and interesting. Very happy with her experience at Colby



Friendliness/Courtesy of Staff:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
D had a wonderful time at her interview.



Appearance of Campus:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent




Building/Facilities Maintenance/Cleanliness:
Beautiful, well-kept campus. Lots of open space. Buildings vary from older to recent, but fit together well.



Dormitories:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
We saw a two-room single, which was small, but adequate. This was our tour guide's room and she was perfectly satisfied with it.



Security/Safety:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Blue light system. Tour guide stated she feels safe roaming around campus at all hours.



Overall Campus Impression:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
For all reasons noted above ..


Off-Campus:



Area Immediately Around Campus:
3 - Good
3 - Good
Campus is somewhat set apart from the town, with several hospitals in the immediate area.



City/Town/Community:
2 - Fair
2 - Fair
We did not see much of the town. Students have become quite involved in mentoring kids, put on a Halloween party for kids in the community today.

Campus Visit Notes for Colby College


Visit Description:

This was a great visit - even with bad weather. D is seriously considering it, can imagine being there and really enjoying it.

Hotel/Lodging Recommendations or Comments:

Hampton Inn was fine, very close to campus.