With low student-faculty ratio, Colby's academic calendar has two semesters including a "Jan Plan" winter session which provides students with an opportunity to choose a variety of courses such as research, internship, field study, or travel course. Students have the options to select minors or majors from over 35 academic streams at the college. The most popular courses include multi-disciplinary studies, social sciences, biomedical sciences, and literature.
The Museum, which is Maine's largest art museum, acts as the venue for various exhibitions, educational opportunities, and intellectual events. It’s an ideal platform for intelligent thinking and thought-provoking interactions between faculty, students, and other community members.
Colby's Campus life encourages students to engage in a plethora of life skills programs which include civic responsibility, human behavior, leadership quality, and healthy living. Colby has three separate dining areas for students; each offers unique menus to help the students decide where they want to have their next meal. Colby also offers state-of-the-art sporting facilities for the students on and off campus.