Colby-Sawyer College

Colby-Sawyer College
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.

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: 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.
  • Admissions priority application deadline: April 1.
  • 2013 Entering Full-time First-time Cohort Retention Rate: 74.5%
  • Entering 2009 Class Graduation Rate: 44% in 4 years; 47.9% in 5 years

Financial

  • Colby-Sawyer Fund: $2 million (2013-2014)
  • 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
      • 2011-2012 Athletic Trainers’ Certification Examination:
        First Time pass rate: 75%
    • Nursing Program
      • 2011-2012 NCLEX-RN (National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses) Passing Rate:
        95.8% Passed on First Attempt

Technology

  • Student: college-provided computer ration: 4.5:1
  • Stuents who bring computers to campus: 97%
  • Wired and wirelesss 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 (2015-2016)

  • Tuition $38,610
  • Room and Board $13,000

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 97% of 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: 81 (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: 100% of students complete one or more internships
  • Learning and Tutorial Services
  • Study Abroad

Intercollegiate Sports

Women and Men

  • IHSA Equestrian

Women

NCAA Division III

  • Basketball
  • Cross-country
  • 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

Campus visits:

View this website to schedule a visit to campus:
http://www.colby-sawyer.edu/admissions/visit.html

Colby Sawyer College

Contact Information:
Colby-Sawyer College
541 Main Street
New London, NH  03257
Phone: 800-272-1015
Fax: 603-526-3452
e-mail: csadmiss@colby-sawyer.edu

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