Colby Sees Downturn In Applications

04/20/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Colby College has received about 10 percent fewer applications than it had at this point last year. Similar declines in applications have also occurred at many of Colby's peer schools, including Amherst, Williams and Bates. It still remains unknown whether this is directly a result of the economy or rather that there are simply fewer high school seniors than in recent years in the United States.

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