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We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Colby-Sawyer College.
38 Students rated on-campus housing 4.1 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.
27 Students rated off-campus housing 2.9 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
39 Students rated campus food 2.9 stars. 8 % gave the school a 5.0.
39 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.
39 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 62 % gave the school a 5.0.
38 Students rated school activities 4.1 stars. 32 % gave the school a 5.0.
38 Students rated local services 3.6 stars. 21 % gave the school a 5.0.
39 Students rated academics 4 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.
12 Students rated Colby-Sawyer College
How do I describe Colby-Sawyer College? Well, to say it simply, I love it here. The size of the community allows you to feel comfortable, and safe in the environment. Even though you don't know every single person on campus you at least recognize people when you are walking by them. The other great thing about the size is you are a face and name to your professors. They know you and can help you in a more personalized way than when you are in the big universities. The people that come here are all so nice, and it's easy for it to become home.
Colby-Sawyer College is great if you don't mind a small college community. It is right on the mountain so its great if you love to ski or enjoy a good hike. Being a small college, has it perks because it allows for better connections with professors, peers and campus staff. Overall this college is great and you will get a strong education.
Colby-Sawyer College is a great school for the small town life. As a small school, CSC students are not just peers, we are a community. The majors and minors offered at CSC range brilliantly from Painting to Nursing to Environmental Science to Creative Writing. The school not only offers incredible classes and opportunities; CSC makes sure that the students are never bored or dissatisfied with life outside the classroom. Go Chargers!
I enjoyed my time but it isn't worth the amount of money and debt. The class sizes and the library are the best part. Class offerings are kind of limited and many cuts are being made. There can be a lot of problems within housing, but overall the dorms are nice. There is a lot of activities on campus but not much in the town, other than a few small restaurants.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Colby-Sawyer College is 87%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
I would tell students to pick a school where they can be themselves, but are pushed academically. I think it is important for students to visit the school and make sure they feel they could be a student there. When receiving acceptance letters it is important to make sure that the school you got into makes you excited and calls out to you. The school should be a place where the student would feel comfortable living and making new friends. While at school students should push themselves to learn as much as they can. They should form relationships with their peers, and teachers. The student should also become involved in as many school activities as they would like to help socialize and further develp their relationship with peers.
My school is very small, and has small classes allowing more one on one time with the students and teachers. The school is also offering a wide variety of classes that you can take to allow students to diversify themselves.
My classmates are caring, responsible and helpful people.
The location can bother people. The nearest city is 30 mins away. The school funds a lot of on campus activities and there are a few stores in town but to go to the movies of a restaurant you have to travel. People will car pool to go places but it would be nice if it were closer.
I would reccommend this school to students who enjoy a small knit community, a friendly atmosphere, and professors who truly want to help you succeed. This school has numerous clubs and activities available on campus. This school is perfect for students who are seeking small classes, want their teachers to know them on a personal level, and need availability to tutors and extra help.
What I love most about Colby-Sawyer is the close knit community. Being a small and rather isolated school can feel constricting to some students, but with the high availability of on campus clubs, organizations, and events, as well as resident life programming it does not take most students long to form a close groups of friends and classmates. The small campus lifestyle also fosters relationships between students and professors, allowing students to find professors who match their learning style, engage with them, and chose to take more classes in their interests.
people who just want to party and dont care to do their work
My guitar skills!
Our most well known academic was Athletic Training and Exercise and Sports Science, followed by Education and then Communication Studies.
Out most well known Sports event was probably swimming, followed by Basketball.
We had a very diverse art program and our largest club on campus was the Dance Club.
The most frusterating part of Colby-Sawyer College is hard to explain. I personally don't like how the town and school are extremely tiny, because there is nothing much to do or places to go. However, the scenery is beautiful during autumn, and if you like to ski then this is the place for you. Campus itself is small and only has 1800 students total, so there is a variety, but you can't go unnoticed.
this school was small, and that made it unique to the other shcools i applied to because, its small enough to make some really good friends, and knwo alot of people, but its big enough that there are some people you dont know. its also unique because havign a small campus allows us to get everywhere in the space of 5 minutes or less, i really like this school.
I wish I had been given more chances to explore career oppourtunities (like the companies coming to speak and interview with the students). After college life has been a real challenge. Overall the small liberal arts college is great, but there are just little things that I feel I missed out on not going to a big school (fraternities, big games, etc).
With just about 1200 current students, CSC is fairly small in size. Our average class size is about 17 students, and we cap our classes at 25 students, so you'll never have a huge lecture class. Your professors will get to know you, and they'll do everything they can to make sure you understand the material in class, and they'll offer help wherever they can.
The campus is gorgeous - incredible views of Mt. Sunapee and Mt. Kearsarge; no matter where you stand on campus, there's a beautiful view. It's something you have to see in person to understand - photos just don't do it justice.
CSC is a wonderful school. The people are wonderful, the classes are interesting, the professors are amazing, the campus is beautiful, the size is perfect. Even the food's good, though it does get tiring eating the same kind of food every day (we have Sodexho) but that's true with any school.
Come up for a visit, you'll see how fantastic this school is!
Every year, in the beginning of the year - usually about 2-3 weeks in, there is a day, completely unannounced and secretive, when, at 10:05am, President Tom Galligan rings the CSC Bells and cancels all classes for the day! We take shuttles up to Mt. Kearsarge where there's tie dying, a cookout, a banner to sign, and a playground! You can hike up to the top where there's another banner to sign. It's just a nice day where everyone bonds, and it's kind of a "Welcome back to CSC, by the way we live in the mountains!" day. It's everyone's favorite day, and no one knows when it's going to be, but everyone always tries to predict it. It's so much fun! As a senior, I participated in my final Mountain Day this year. It was bittersweet.
Basketball and soccer are probably our biggest sports here. We're Division 3 in everything, and Division 1 in skiing. We've got basketball, soccer, rugby, swimming & diving, equestrian, volleyball, skiing...not to mention our club sports. If you're an athlete, there's plenty for you to do here.
Plain and simple, I love all of my professors. They're really cool, interesting people, and they get to know they're students really well. My favorite professor is Dr. Pat Anderson, and I joke that I'm majoring in English with a minor in Pat Anderson because I took so many of his classes, that I wound up with a minor! The professors want you to succeed, so they'll do whatever it takes to work with you and make sure you're doing well and you're happy.
With small classes (average size 17 students, no more than 25), the professors get to know you really well. Your professors will know your name, and they'll say hi to you when they see you around campus. They provide their office hours, emails, and office phone numbers so that you can contact them at any time if you need help.
Our classes are cool, too. When you're a freshman, you'll take a "Pathway" course which is sort of an "intro to college" course. It will be something completely unrelated to your major (I'm currently a Teacher's Assistant for a Pathway course called Zombies!!!! where we watch zombie films and discuss the history of the time period in which the film was made, and what the zombies represent). You'll take Pathway first semester freshman year, and again second semester sophomore year (same course, same professor, same group of students) and you'll learn how to integrate skills and knowledge from other courses. Also, your pathway class will be your orientation group during Freshman Orientation - so the group of 20 or so students you bond with that first weekend will be in your class come Monday morning. This helps reduce that feeling of being a freshman; a new kid.
Well, every major is different (duh) so I don't know that there are specific classes that are popular overall, but classes that a lot of people enjoy are Lit & Film, Stagecraft, and Bio 106 (okay, kidding on that one).
Honestly, I'm not sure. We've got a lot of neat classes, and everyone has their favorites.
Safe Zones - our LGBT club is very popular among all of our students, no matter how they define themselves sexually.
CAB - our Campus Activities Board provides events nearly every day during the year. We're a small town, so CAB brings big events to us - things ranging from guest speakers and film screenings to magicians, musicians, hypnotists, and more.
Currently CSC is going green, so our Environmental Club is becoming more and more prevalent, working to make the school more conscious of the environment and the energy we use.
I'm an English major, so I have classes like 'The American Renaissance' and 'Modernism', etc. I've taken film classes, literature classes, and all kinds of other cool classes. I love my professors. All of the classes are discussion based, which helps me learn the material.
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99% of students
attending Colby-Sawyer College receive some sort of financial aid.
34% were awarded federal grants.
While 79% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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