Colby-Sawyer College

Colby-Sawyer College
All Colby-Sawyer College students will:

  • learn and use a broad body of knowledge, with depth in their major fields
  • enrich and deepen their self-knowledge
  • think creatively and critically
  • communicate and interact effectively
  • act ethically and professionally
  • understand and employ multiple perspectives.

Background

  • Founded in 1837
  • Accredited by the
    • New England Association of Schools & Colleges (NEASC)
    • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education(CAATE)
    • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
    • New Hampshire Board of Nursing
  • State ofNew HampshireBoard of Education

Setting

  • Located in a spectacularly beautiful area of New Hampshire, the Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee region; 90 minutes north of Boston, one hour south of the White Mountains, and 3.5 hours south of Montreal
  • 30 buildings on 200 acres; Georgian, brick, colonial architecture

Enrollment (Fall 2014)

  • 1,373 undergraduates, 1,355 matriculated, representing 28 states and 38 foreign countries
  • 31% men; 69% women
  • 22% of domestic students identified themselves as ethnic minority students.
  • International: 10%
  • Student faculty ratio: 13.4:1
  • Average class size: 15
  • Fall 2013 Entering Students: 83% of applications accepted
  • Rolling admissions; early decision program; honors program
  • Admissions early action deadline: December 1
  • Admissions priority application deadline: April 1
  • 2013 Entering Full-time First-time Retention Rate: 75.4%
  • Entering 2009 Class Graduation Rate: 44% in 4 years; 47.9% in 5 years

Programs of Academic Study

Bachelor of Arts Degrees

  • Art History
  • Studio Art
  • Biology
  • Communication Studies
  • Creative Writing
  • English
  • History, Society, and Culture
  • Psychology

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degrees

  • Studio Art
  • Graphic Design

Bachelor of Science Degrees

  • Athletic Training
  • Business Administration
  • Child Development
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Exercise Science
  • Health Studies
  • Nursing
  • Sport Management

Double majors are also available

Teacher Certification is available in:

  • Early Childhood Education (N-3)

Fees (2015-2016)

  • Tuition $38,610
  • Room and Board $13,000

Financial Assistance (Fall ’14 Cohort)

  • All Colby-Sawyer students: on average each student received $28,082 in financial aid/grant from all sources.
  • Full-time, first-time students: approximately 99.7% of the Fall 2014 incoming students received some college scholarship or grant. Average amount of institutional grant aid of all Fall 2014 students: $26,143.
  • College resources for financial assistance (Fiscal Year 2014): $33.18 million

Faculty and Staff (Fall 2014)

  • Total Employees: 362 (268 FT, 94 PT)
  • Total Faculty: 133
  • Full-Time Faculty: 81 (78% with terminal degrees)
  • Percentage of classes taught by full-time faculty and staff: 80%

Campus Activities

  • Alpha Chi Honor Society
  • Anime
  • Art Student Society
  • Biology Majors Club
  • Campus Activities Board (CAB)
  • Colby-SawyerCollegeCoalition for Peace and Justice
  • Colby-SawyerCollegeSingers
  • Club Sports
    • Coed Cycling
    • Cross Country Running
    • Coed Golf
    • Coed Ice Hockey
    • Men’s and Women’sRugby
    • Coed Snowboarding
    • Women’s Softball
  • Community Service
  • Commuter Club
  • Cross Cultural Club
  • Colby-Sawyer Christian Fellowship Club
  • Colby-SawyerCollegeHonor Society for Nursing
  • Dance Club
  • Education and Child Development Majors Club
  • Exercise & Sport Sciences Majors Club
  • Gentle Men’s Club
  • History, Society, & Culture Majors Club
  • ICE (Community & Environmental Studies Majors Club)
  • Intramural Athletics
  • Key Association
  • Lambda Pi Eta/Upsilon Mu Chapter
  • Literary Magazine
  • Outing Club
  • Peer Academic Counselors
  • Philosophy Club
  • Psi Chi Honor Society
  • Psychology Club
  • Radio Station (WSCS 90.9 FM)
  • Safe Zones
  • SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise)
  • Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society
  • Spirit Working (interfaith group)
  • Student Democrats
  • Student Government Association
  • Student Nurses Association
  • Student Newspaper, (The Courier)
  • Theatrical Productions
  • Word Order (English Majors)

Special Programs and Services

  • Wesson Honors Program
  • International Student Programs/English as a Second Language
  • Internships: 100% of students complete one or more internships
  • Learning and Tutorial Services
  • Study Abroad

Intercollegiate Sports

Women and Men

  • IHSA Equestrian

Women

NCAA Division III

  • Basketball
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming & Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball

U.S. Collegiate Ski & Snowboard Association

  • Alpine Ski Racing

Men

NCAA Division III

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Swimming & Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field

U.S. Collegiate Ski & Snowboard Association

  • Alpine Ski Racing

Member: North Atlantic Conference (NAC); Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC); National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division III; Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA); U.S. Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA), Eastern Collegiate Ski Conference (ECSC), MacConnell Division
Team Name: Chargers
Mascot: Charging horse
Colors: Royal blue and white

Campus visits:

View this website to schedule a visit to campus:
http://www.colby-sawyer.edu/admissions/visit.html

Colby Sawyer College

Contact Information:
International Contact: Kate Newick
Colby-Sawyer College
541 Main Street
New London, NH  03257
Phone: 800-272-1015
Fax: 603-526-3702
e-mail: international@colby-sawyer.edu