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Colby-Sawyer College

United States
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About Colby-Sawyer College

Colby-Sawyer College is a private, independent college offering undergraduate and graduate educational programs based in the liberal arts and sciences and designed to prepare students for their professions and lives of ongoing learning. Faculty, staff and students strive for excellence in the college's engaged teaching and learning community to foster students' academic, intellectual, and personal growth. The college prepares students to thrive in, and make a positive impact upon, a dynamic, diverse, and interdependent world. Colby-Sawyer College was founded as an academy in 1837 and has been engaged in higher education since 1928.

Campus information

Colby-Sawyer is a 30 buildings on 200 acres; Georgian, brick, colonial architecture with a dynamic and innovative liberal arts and sciences college located in the scenic Lake Sunapee Region of central New Hampshire.

During their college careers, 100 percent of our students participate in one or more internships in their fields of study. They also create Learning Portfolios, in which they demonstrate their ongoing progress and achievement. All of our students conclude their senior year with a Capstone project, in which they develop and demonstrate a deeper body of knowledge in their academic major.

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.


Abbey Hall
Abbey Hall is a calm, friendly and diverse hall community for women only. The comfortable lounge offers space for a welcome study break where you can enjoy a favorite TV show.

Austin Hall
Austin residents love the large rooms with built-in bureaus and other features. There is always something going on in the evenings, whether planned by the Resident Assistants or students themselves. Austin houses returning students.

Best Hall
A friendly lounge welcome you to this large and social residence. The residents are typically active studying, relaxing, talking and watching movies. Best Hall houses first-year students.

Burpee Hall
Burpee Hall is alive with music and energetic social interaction. Just inside the entrance is a spacious lounge with cable TV. From art majors to athletes, everyone has their door open - when the studying is done, there's always a neighbor with whom to chat. Burpee houses returing students.

Colby Hall
Looking for a small, close-knit group of friends?Then Colby Hall is a great housing option. The residents may be spread out over three floors, but a tight, comfortable community still exists. This hall tends to be laid back with plenty of laughter and social activities. Colby Hall houses our substance-free living community, which includes both new and returning students.

Page Hall
Page Hall is right in the middle of things - step out the front door and you're on the smaller of the two central quads. Students often gather here to play baseball, Frisbee or to barbecue and socialize. Page houses returning students.

Shepard Hall
Shepard Hall residents love to get out and do things, but they enjoy the comfort of the building, which has a strong sense of community. Shepard houses returning students.

Rooke Hall
Are you ready for the transition from college housing to independent living? Living in Rooke allows you a gentle transition. Residents live in apartment style units of four or five students. Each apartment has a living room, dining area, bathroom, and kitchen. While students must have a meal plan they have the freedom to experience cooking for themselves. Our upperclass students really enjoy life in Rooke and the new challenges it brings.

Danforth Hall
Looking for a place to get work done and socialize? Find it in Danforth. Our newest hall allows you to find tranquilly along with the ability to reach out and connect with others. The hall is spacious and offers a spectacular view of the wetlands, surrounding mountains and sports fields.

Lawson Hall
Offers co-ed suite style living for first-year students. Cozy, colorful, active are how students describe living in Lawson. Each suite has their own unique flavor and the suite style living encourages community within a smaller living group. Living in Lawson is a chance to create your own special environment.


Courses available 10

Accounting and Finance 1 Applied and Pure Sciences 2 Business and Management 1 English Language 1 Health and Medicine 2 Humanities & Social Sciences 1 Mass Communication & Media 1 Sports Science 2


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