Colby College

Colby College (founded as the Maine Literary and Theological Institution renamed Waterville College in 1821, renamed as Colby University in 1867, reestablishing itself as Colby College in 1899.) is a private liberal arts college located on Mayflower Hill in Waterville, Maine, United States. Colby was founded in 1813, and was the first all-male college in New England to accept female students in 1871, until they were resegregated in 1890. The college named after prominent Baptist preacher Gardner Colby, who funded the school while it was in financial troubles.


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