Colby-Sawyer is a private college that has grown and changed in response to the changing times and the educational needs of students. The college had its origin in 1837 when a legislative charter was granted to eleven New London citizens for the purpose of establishing a school in the town. In May of 1838, the Academy welcomed its first students who began what was to become a cherished tradition of education. The mission of the college is Innovative integration of the liberal arts and sciences with professional preparation, Liberal education as a foundation for lifelong learning and Knowledge necessary for professional careers. This college is Accredited by :
- 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
Colby-Sawyer is a dynamic and innovative liberal arts and sciences college located in the scenic Lake Sunapee Region of central New Hampshire. The Colby-Sawyer Human Resources staff is here to support current and prospective employees by providing assistance in all areas of employment including benefits, compensation, and employee relations.
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Colby-Sawyer College offers a range of major academic programs, each of which requires that students complete the Liberal Education Program and choose a major field of study. In addition to their major, baccalaureate-degree students may take on a concentrated area of study through the college's Academic Minor Programs. The college also offers a two-year program of study which culminates in the Associate of Liberal Arts degree. Our faculties are scholars, researchers, artists, writers, medical practitioners and business leaders - professionals whose primary focus is teaching undergraduates. Small classes in a close-knit, residential campus community and frequent opportunities for formal and informal teaching and learning allow our faculty to offer personalized instruction to their students.
Students benefit from a broad liberal arts and sciences education combined with practical, professional “hands-on” experiences (such as internships) that involve the active, real-world application of their learning. This combination of experiences prepares our graduates unusually well for advanced study and for the world of work.
- Business Administration
- Environmental Studies
- Exercise + Sport Sciences
- Fine + Performing Arts
- Multidisciplinary Studies
- Natural Sciences
- Nursing + Public Health
- Social Sciences + Education
International Students are eligible for need-based and merit-based financial aid, and are encouraged to apply. At Colby-Sawyer we strive to acknowledge the abilities and accomplishments of our students. Through a variety of scholarships and awards, the college recognizes academic achievement, community service and leadership experience.
Wesson Honors Scholarship - up to $64,000 over four years
Founders Scholarship - up to $60,000 over four years
Presidential Scholarship - up to $48,000 over four years
Chargers Scholarship - up to $40,000 over four years
Merit Based Awards: Colby-Sawyer offers Merit based scholarships to incoming students based on their high school academic record, leadership qualities and community service involvement. These awards are not based on need and are renewable each year as long as the student remains in good academic standing. Students are eligible to apply for merit awards at any point, including prior to being accepted.
The major intakes are Fall & Spring.
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