Colby College Visit Report by momofdd
Admissions Interview: Yes - DD felt her interview with an admission staffer to be the best she had all season. Interviewer was relaxed but inquisitive and really tried to assess the fit between Colby and her interests.
Information Session: Yes - The info. session was run by the Associate Dean and was one of the best one we attended. There was a lot of attention paid to academic topics and to increasing diversity and the international focus.
Campus Tour: Yes - The campus friendliness is palpable, students seem happy and know each other. Our tour guide was funny and well-informed.
Campus Visit Notes for Colby College
This was the key visit that put Colby near the top of DD's colleges list. She had visited twice before, but this time school was in session and the full campus was in action. The sense of community is very real as you go across campus. It is the right place if you value peer connections and want to be part of a community. The friendliness of the students is often noted by visitors and that quality is very visible.
The academic environment is demanding but not cutthroat, there doesn't seem to be a great deal of value placed on competing against others.
Hotel/Lodging Recommendations or Comments:
Many nice B&Bs around.
Dining/Restaurant Recommendations or Comments:
Last Unicorn is fun