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Explore. Connect. Make a Difference.

At Colby-Sawyer, students are actively engaged in discovering their potential to build a better future. When they emerge, they are truly prepared to make a difference — to each other, to their communities and to the world far beyond campus.

“Learning how to network and creating meaningful relationships with those around you are two of the key things that I took away from Colby-Sawyer….Going to a school the size of Colby-Sawyer makes you appreciate those things.”

Dallas Robinson '21, account executive at Vanderbilt Athletics-Learfield Amplify

Find Out What Makes Colby-Sawyer Distinctive

Student success is our number one priority. Every major decision here begins with the question: How will our students benefit?

Every student at Colby-Sawyer completes an internship in their field of study, gaining hands-on work experience while making valuable professional connections.

Colby-Sawyer blends the elements of a student's college life — academic, co-curricular, social and athletic — into a cohesive educational experience.

Through small, interactive classes, field experience opportunities and required Capstone projects, students at Colby-Sawyer work closely with faculty members as they pursue programs that blend professional preparation with the liberal arts.

Every undergraduate student at Colby-Sawyer earns a Liberal Education & Professionalization (LEAP) minor by completing the general education requirements of the college, signaling to employers, graduate directors and supervisors that they have the interdisciplinary, critical-thinking skills needed to succeed in today’s world.

Our students gain extraordinary access and opportunities in their first year, whether they want to join a leadership program, perform in a theatrical production or plan campus events.

Our alumni emerge as well-rounded, well-educated citizens, prepared to take on meaningful careers, pursue ongoing graduate study and make positive contributions to their communities.

Our graduates find meaningful employment. Over a five year period, 97% of our graduates were employed or attending graduate school within six months of Commencement, and 37% are offered a position by their internship site.


Our small class size, averaging 19 students per class, and our talented faculty provide our students with personal attention and a challenging yet supportive academic environment.


100% of our students gain vital pre-professional experience through one or more internships, which allow them to apply their knowledge and skills and build networks for future employment opportunities.


Our campus lies in New Hampshire's beautiful Lake Sunapee Region with 360-degree views of mountains, forests and lakes. It's a great place for outdoor recreation, and it's only a 90-minute drive from Boston.

Kennedy Moore '22

“My education at Colby-Sawyer provided me with a great foundation of knowledge in the industry that helped to ease me into my job at Top Stitch and has given me a good starting place to continue to learn and grow in the work I am doing every day.”