Colby-Sawyer Fast Facts

Colby-Sawyer College Mission Statement

Colby-Sawyer College is a private, independent, undergraduate college offering educational programs based in the liberal arts and sciences and designed to prepare students for their professions and lives of ongoing learning. Faculty, staff and students strive for excellence in the college's engaged teaching and learning community to foster students' academic, intellectual, and personal growth. The college prepares students to thrive in, and make a positive impact upon, a dynamic, diverse, and interdependent world. Colby-Sawyer College was founded as an academy in 1837 and has been engaged in higher education since 1928.

The mission was adopted by the Board of Trustees on May 6, 2011.

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.

Profile

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 of New Hampshire Board 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 students: 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, 2013
  • Admissions priority application deadline: April 1, 2014
  • 2013 Entering Full-time First-time Cohort Retention Rate: 75.4%
  • Entering 2009 Class Graduation Rate: 44.0% in 4 years; 47.9% in 5 years

(IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System) survey data definitions are adopted for these statistics unless otherwise noted.)

Financial
  • Colby-Sawyer Fund: $2 million (2013-14)
  • Annual budget: $69.7 million for FY 2014-2015
  • Endowment: $39.3 million (6/30/2014)
  • Average Graduate Debt (2013-2014)(federal loans): $20,316*

*For a copy of the college's Audited Financial Statement, contact Treasurer Todd Emmons at todd.emmons@colby-sawyer.edu or (603)526-3751.

Licensure and Board Exam Pass Rates:
  • Athletic Training Program, Exercise and Sport Sciences Department
  • Nursing Program
    • 2013-2014 NCLEX-RN (National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses) Passing Rate: 95.8% Passed on First-Attempt
Technology
  • Student: college-provided computer ratio: 4.5:1
  • Students who bring computers to campus: 97%
  • Wired and wireless internet access throughout the campus
  • Extensive access to technological and electronic resources

Programs of Academic Study

Bachelor of Arts Degrees
  • Art History
  • Studio Art
  • Biology
  • Media Studies
  • Creative Writing
  • English
  • History and Political Studies
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Philosophy
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 Care Management
  • Health Promotion
  • Nursing
  • Public Health
  • Sport Management
Double majors are also available
Teacher Certification is available in:
  • Early Childhood Education (N-3)

Academic Departments

  • Business Administration
  • Environmental Studies
  • Exercise and Sport Sciences
  • Fine and Performing Arts
  • Humanities
  • Multidisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Sciences
  • Nursing
  • Social Sciences and Education

Fees (2014-2015)

  • Tuition $38,040
  • Room and Board $12,750

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
  • Priority financial aid application filing date for new students: March 1; for transfer and returning students: April 15

Faculty and Staff (Fall 2014)

  • Total Employees: 362 (268 FT, 94 PT)
  • Total Faculty: 133
  • Full-Time Faculty: 82 (78% with terminal degrees)
  • Percentage of classes taught by full-time faculty and staff: 80%

Campus Activities

Special Programs and Services

  • Wesson Honors Program
  • International Student Programs/English as a Second Language
  • Internships: 96% of the Class of 2012 completed one or more internships
  • Learning and Tutorial Services
  • Study Abroad

Intercollegiate Sports

Women and Men
  • IHSA Equestrian
Women
NCAA Division III
  • Basketball
  • Cross-country
  • Field Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming & Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
U.S. Collegiate Ski & Snowboard Association
  • Alpine Ski Racing
Men
NCAA Division III
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross-country
  • 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
www.colby-sawyerathletics.com

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Contact Information

Main Telephone

(603) 526-3000

Admissions Telephone

(603) 526-3700
(800) 272-1015  (toll free in the U.S.)

Admissions Email

admissions@colby-sawyer.edu

Alumni/Development Telephone

(603) 526-3426

Fax

(603) 526-3452

Web Address

www.colby-sawyer.edu

Mailing Information

Colby-Sawyer College
541 Main Street
New London, NH 03257-7835