Colby-Sawyer College

541 Main St, New london, NH 03257-7835
Tel: (603)526-3000
Private not-for-profit | 1,415 students
Colby-Sawyer College, founded as a coeducational academy in 1837 and engaged in higher education since 1928, is an independent, coeducational, residential, undergraduate college that strives to lead in offering co-equal education to women and men. The college provides programs of study which innovatively integrate liberal arts and sciences with professional preparation. Through all of its programs, the college encourages students of varied backgrounds and abilities to realize their full intellectual and personal potential so they may gain understanding about themselves, others, and the forces shaping our rapidly changing and pluralistic world.

School Overview:

Colby-Sawyer College
CountyMerrimack County, NH
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--General
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
88 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment1,415 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
1,385 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
30 students137 students
 
% American Indian/Alaskan
-1%
% Asian
-2%
% Hawaiian
-1%
% Hispanic
1%3%
% Black
1%6%
% White
95%84%
% Two or more races
2%2%
 
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$35,810$24,462
 
Out-State Tuition Fees
(2012-13)
$35,810$24,744
 
Percent Admitted85%64%

School Notes:

  • Colby-Sawyer College was founded as a coeducational academy in 1837 and is, therefore, one of the oldest educational institutions in New Hampshire. In 1990, after many years as a college dedicated to the education of women, Colby-Sawyer returned to its coeducational roots. Colby-Sawyer is a college that has grown and changed in response to the changing times and the educational needs of students. The college had its origin in 1837 when a legislative charter was granted to eleven New London citizens for the purpose of establishing a school in the town.
  • Colby-Sawyer is one of the Northeast's leading comprehensive baccalaureate colleges with a distinguished history, a vibrant present and a bright future. Colby-Sawyer offers a wide range of major and minor programs and awards the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees.
  • At Colby-Sawyer we strive to acknowledge the abilities and accomplishments of our students. Through a variety of scholarships and awards, the college recognizes and rewards academic achievement, community service and leadership experience.
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