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Colby-Sawyer College

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Established in 1837, the Colby-Sawyer College is a non-profit private multidisciplinary higher education institution located in the rural setting of the medium town of New London (population range of 2,500-9,999 inhabitants), New Hampshire. Officially accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education, Colby-Sawyer College (CSC) is a very small-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 500-999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Colby-Sawyer College (CSC) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor's degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor's degrees and master's degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 187-year-old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades. The acceptance rate range is 90-99% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. CSC also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot


Colby-Sawyer College's Control Typeprivate


Colby-Sawyer College's Entity Typenon-profit


Colby-Sawyer College' Size by Total Enrollmentvery small-sized


Colby-Sawyer College's Selectivity by Acceptance Rateleast selective

University Identity

Acronym CSC
Founded 1837
Motto Paratae Servire
Prepared to Serve
Colours Royal Blue and white
Mascot Chargers the Horse
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University Location

Address 541 Main Street
New London
03257-7835 New Hampshire
United States
Colby-Sawyer College's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
Colby-Sawyer College Phone Number +1 (603) 526 3000
Colby-Sawyer College Fax Number +1 (603) 526 3452

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Fields of Study / Degree Levels


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Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

The following Colby-Sawyer College's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify Colby-Sawyer College's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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Tuition Fees


Yearly tuition fees refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. Read our guide article about tuition fees and financial aid options to learn more.

Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This Colby-Sawyer College's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at Colby-Sawyer College.

Colby-Sawyer College: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
40,000-44,999 US$
(36,450-41,010 Euro)
5,000-7,499 US$
(4,555-6,830 Euro)
40,000-44,999 US$
(36,450-41,010 Euro)
5,000-7,499 US$
(4,555-6,830 Euro)

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Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic Colby-Sawyer College's admission information.

Colby-Sawyer College's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Colby-Sawyer College's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has Colby-Sawyer College a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Colby-Sawyer College's acceptance rate range is 90-99% making this institution a least selective higher education institution.

Admission Requirements Admission Requirements

  • Secondary school GPA is required
  • Secondary school rank is neither required nor recommended
  • Secondary school record is required
  • Completion of college-preparatory program is recommended
  • Recommendations are considered but not required
  • Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
  • Admission test scores are required
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is required
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) is neither required nor recommended

Source: IPDES

Colby-Sawyer College's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

Colby-Sawyer College's Admission Office Admission Office

541 Main Street
New London 03257-7835
(603) 526 3700
800 272-1015

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Size and Profile


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Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for Colby-Sawyer College.

Colby-Sawyer College's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Colby-Sawyer College has an enrollment range of 500-999 students making it a very small-sized institution.

Colby-Sawyer College's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 50-99 academic employees (Faculty).

Colby-Sawyer College's Control Type Control Type

Colby-Sawyer College is a private higher education institution.

Colby-Sawyer College's Entity Type Entity Type

Colby-Sawyer College is a non-profit higher education institution.

Colby-Sawyer College's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Rural setting.

Colby-Sawyer College's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

Colby-Sawyer College does not have any religious affiliation.

Carnegie Classification


The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education is a framework for categorizing colleges and universities in the United States...

The classification was first created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in 1970, and it has been updated periodically since then. The Carnegie Classification is based on a set of criteria, such as the level and types of degrees offered, research activity and enrollment size. Institutions are classified into one of several categories based on these criteria, ranging from "doctoral universities" with very high research activity to "special focus institutions" that primarily award degrees in a specific field, such as the arts or health professions. The classification allows for quick comparisons between institutions within and across categories.

Carnegie Classification

uniRank provides below the official Colby-Sawyer College's Carnegie classification.

Basic Classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields
Size & Setting Four-year, very small, highly residential institution
Enrollment Profile Very high undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, inclusive, lower transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, no graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Not classified (Exclusively Undergraduate)

Facilities and Services


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University Facilities

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Colby-Sawyer College's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library. Visit Colby-Sawyer College's Library

Colby-Sawyer College's library does not have any external branch. The library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium, etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2021 the library reported 86,533 physical volumes, 2,320 physical media, 44,063 digital/electronic media and 91 licensed digital/electronic databases. The library is managed by a total number of 20 full-time employees, including 6 librarians. Colby-Sawyer College's library has a total library expenditure greater than $100,000 per year. Source: IPDES.

Colby-Sawyer College's Housing University Housing

This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.

In particular, the Colby-Sawyer College provides on-campus housing and the total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 936 students in the 2021 academic year. Source: IPDES.

Colby-Sawyer College's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of Colby-Sawyer College's main services:

Colby-Sawyer College's Financial Aid Financial Aid

This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.

Colby-Sawyer College's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

Colby-Sawyer College's Distance Learning Distance Learning

This institution provides a distance learning mode for certain programs or courses.

In particular, this institution offers some programs fully via distance education at the undergraduate level and at the graduate level. Source: IPDES.

Colby-Sawyer College's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

This institution offers students academic guidance and support to assist them in their academic pursuits.

Colby-Sawyer College's Career Services Career Services

This institution offers career counseling, career assessments, job and internship postings, career events, alumni networking or other career-related services to assist students transition successfully from academic life to professional life.

Recognition and Accreditation


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Colby-Sawyer College's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

Colby-Sawyer College is legally recognized and/or institutionally accredited by: New England Commission of Higher Education

Year of first Recognition or Accreditation


Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

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  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • New Hampshire Board of Nursing
  • State of New Hampshire Board of Education

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Memberships and Affiliations


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Affiliations and Memberships

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Colby-Sawyer College's affiliations and memberships; feel free to submit any relevant missing higher education-related organizations this university is affiliated with.

  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure


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Academic Structure

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Social Media


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Social Media

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TikTok TikTok


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