Colby students love Colby. While they can always find something to complain about—the weather, the town, the lack of diversity, and the homework—they tend to be happy that they chose to come here. Most cite the academics and the friendly atmosphere. Classes and professors are undeniably wonderful, and the student body tends to be happy, friendly, and optimistic.
There are definitely things about Colby that should change. The school is not for everyone. The diversity issue is pretty serious and causes the most friction on campus. Also, many find campus to be claustrophobic at times. Being up on Mayflower Hill all the time can drive you crazy if you can’t find a way to get into town every now and then. And even when you can get into town, unless you’re eating or seeing movies, there’s not much to do. The near-constant drinking can overwhelm some people. And the school really needs to work on a system of underground tunnels so students don’t have to walk around outside in the winter. The campus, though, is bolstered by the student body’s seemingly endless stores of energy and optimism, and most people have a positive Colby experience.