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Colby - Sawyer College Overview

Located in New London, New Hampshire, Colby - Sawyer College is a private not-for-profit institution. The rural area surrounding the school is great for students who prefer living in a country setting.

What Is Colby - Sawyer College Known For?

219 Undergraduate Awards
$32,839 Avg Cost After Aid
87% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at Colby - Sawyer may have an easier time interacting with their teachers since the student to faculty ratio at the school is 9 to 1.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the master's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Colby - Sawyer.
  • In 2017-2018, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, Colby - Sawyer bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $43,600 a year. That's about 7% more than their peers at other schools.
  • It takes the average Colby - Sawyer student 4.2 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Colby - Sawyer has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#88 Highest Paid General Psychology Graduates College Factual
#111 Highest Paid Psychology Graduates College Factual

Where Is Colby - Sawyer College?

Location of Colby - Sawyer College

Contact details for Colby - Sawyer are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 541 Main St, New London, NH 03257-7835
Phone: 603-526-3000

How Do I Get Into Colby - Sawyer?

You can apply to Colby - Sawyer online at:

Admission Requirements for Colby - Sawyer

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations considered but not required
SAT or ACT Scores neither required nor recommended
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Colby - Sawyer?

87% Acceptance Rate
66% Of Accepted Are Women
Since Colby - Sawyer has an acceptance rate of 87%, it is not too hard to gain acceptance into the school. Still, you need to be sure you complete your application in full and send in any other requested documents.

Approximately 34% of accepted students are men and 66% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 82%, and the acceptance rate for women is 90%.

Can I Afford Colby - Sawyer College?

$32,839 Net Price
78% Take Out Loans
5.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Colby - Sawyer is $32,839. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Colby - Sawyer, approximately 78% of students took out student loans averaging $8,965 a year. That adds up to $35,860 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Colby - Sawyer is 5.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Colby - Sawyer College Undergraduate Student Diversity

803 Full-Time Undergraduates
71% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 851 undergraduate students at Colby - Sawyer, with 803 being full-time and 48 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Colby - Sawyer

There are also 4 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 803 full-time undergraduates at Colby - Sawyer, 29% are male and 71% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Colby - Sawyer

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Colby - Sawyer College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Colby - Sawyer Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 23
Black or African American 38
Hispanic or Latino 19
White 647
International Students 17
Other Races/Ethnicities 59

Geographic Diversity

New Hampshire students aren't the only ones who study at Colby - Sawyer College. At this time, 14 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 33 countries are represented at Colby - Sawyer. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Nepal, Vietnam, and Ethiopia.

Online Learning at Colby - Sawyer College

20 Took All Classes Online
133 Took At Least One Class Online
13.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 133 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Colby - Sawyer has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 9th most popular in New Hampshire for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Colby - Sawyer

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Colby - Sawyer College was 13.1%. This is the #1,149 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Colby - Sawyer regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Colby - Sawyer majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Nursing 2%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Colby - Sawyer ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Colby - Sawyer.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Health & Medical Administrative Services #141
Liberal Arts General Studies #175
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #175
Nursing #242
Business Administration & Management #361
Health Professions #393
Business, Management & Marketing #448

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Colby - Sawyer College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Bachelor’s TOTAL
Nursing 0 0 41 41
Health & Physical Education 0 0 37 37
Business Administration & Management 0 0 23 23
General Biology 0 0 15 15
General Psychology 0 0 13 13
Teacher Education Subject Specific 12 0 0 12
Human Development & Family Studies 0 0 8 8
History 0 0 8 8
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 8 0 8
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 8 8
Public Health 0 0 7 7
Accounting 0 0 5 5
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 5 5
Sociology 0 0 5 5
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 5 5
Writing Studies 0 0 4 4
Allied Health Professions 0 0 4 4
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 4 4
General English Literature 0 0 2 2
Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 2 2
Sustainability Science 0 0 2 2
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 1 1
Human Resource Management 0 0 0 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 12 8 199 219


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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