Colby College has now released decisions for all Early Decision applicants, including Early Decision II applicants. Between the Early Decision I and Early Decision II rounds, approximately 1,000 students applied to Colby. In the Early Decision II round, 285 students made binding commitments. By our arithmetic, this means that 715 students made binding commitments in the Early Decision I round. How do you like that math? In terms of the total applicant pool, a pool that includes both rounds of Early Decision and Regular Decision, over 13,900 students applied to Colby’s Class of 2024; the Waterville, Maine-based school is expected to fill 550 seats in its latest incoming class.
Breakdown of Colby College Class of 2024 Early Decision Admits
As Conall Butchart reports for The Colby Echo in a piece entitled “College admits over 200 students for Early Decision Rounds I and II to fill Class of 2024,” “Demographically, [Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Matthew] Proto shared that ‘for the Class of 2024 admitted through Colby’s early rounds, 41% of students will be receiving financial aid and approximately 19% will be Pell grant recipients. 33% of students self-identify as students of color, and 16% are first generation to college students. Nearly 10% of students are non-US citizens.’ Proto also identified Colby’s past alumni as a core aspect of the College’s continuing mission to attract the most qualified and diverse candidates. ‘Colby has a history of being a daring institution composed of individuals committed to the ideal of shared success. This distinct combination of innovation, collaboration, and intellectual risk taking is at the center of our culture and community, our recent and historic progress, and our impact on the broader world.'”
Congratulations to all students who earned admission to Colby College‘s Class of 2024 through either Early Decision I or Early Decision II!
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