Colby College Visit Report by Kalorama

Visit to Colby College in October 2020 by Kalorama
(Student)
(Member since October 20 2020 with ? posts)

Visit Activities:


Admissions Interview: No - No

Information Session: Yes - Very focused session; admissions personnel provided extensive information. Very approachable, very interesting speech on "what is a liberal arts education?"

Campus Tour: Yes - Very mature tour guide; she was approachable, eager to answer questions about academics and campus life; also met other students, who were friendly, down to earth and very articulate.

Overnight Visit: No - No

Classroom Visit: No - No


Campus:



Friendliness/Courtesy of Students:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
All students I spoke to were very knowledgeable about Colby and willing to share their thoughts, ideas and information.



Friendliness/Courtesy of Staff:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
I attended Explore Colby Open House. Admissions staff were eager to answer questions; they were informative, organized, easy to understand and very eager to answer questions and maintain an open dial



Appearance of Campus:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Stunning campus, beautiful architecture, with a nice blend of traditional and some modern touches. Science facilties were top notch; new computer science and math building under construction. Great



Building/Facilities Maintenance/Cleanliness:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
See comments above. Campus is an arboretum. Art meusem is top notch and athletic facilties are spacious.



Dormitories:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
Dorms were neat, decent size, updated bathrooms, and various style rooms for upperclassmen. Dorms house a mixture of all grades.



Security/Safety:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Very safe secluded campus.



Overall Campus Impression:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Stunning campus blends in with nature. Buildings are set apart, but overall campus is easily walkable.


Off-Campus:



Area Immediately Around Campus:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
Area around campus is very rural, with a few residential areas. Waterville has usual chain restaurants and hotels. Not an exciting city, but certainly not dangerous or filled with crime.



City/Town/Community:
3 - Good
3 - Good
See above. Colby is engaging more with Waterville. Including more community service, arts and educational activities. There are some cafes in town too.

Campus Visit Notes for Colby College


Visit Description:

I went to Explore Colby. Met several students, admissions officersn professors discussing undergraduate research and freshmen seminars.

Dining/Restaurant Recommendations or Comments:

On campus lunch was excellent. Fresh food and lots of choicesm