Explore Colby Hillel

Colby has a vibrant and diverse Jewish community. Hillel holds a weekly candlelighting service followed by a homemade dinner made by students in the kosher kitchen. Hillel partners with Beth Israel Congregation in Waterville for holiday celebrations including High Holiday services and meals, Sukkot, Purim, Passover, and more. From goat hikes, to the Colby-Bowdoin-Bates Shabbaton, to Thai and Torah, there is something for everyone at Colby Hillel. Jewish life on campus is supported by the Center for Small Town Jewish Life and an amazing Jewish studies department.

Undergraduate Enrollment

200 Jewish Students (10.0%*)
2,003 Students
*Percent of population

Graduate Enrollment

0 Jewish Students (0%*)
0 Students
*Percent of population

Jewish Experience

  • Served by Hillel Yes
  • Religious Services Available Yes
  • Rabbi/Jewish Educator on Campus No
  • Kosher Food Available Unknown
  • Birthright Israel Participation No
  • Alt Break Participation No
  • Jewish Studies Offered Yes
  • Jewish Studies Major or Minor Minor
  • Study Abroad in Israel University approved programs
  • Israel Fellow No

Religious Services

Colby Hillel students attend services at Beth Israel Congregation, the traditional, egalitarian synagogue in Waterville.

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Additional Campus Information

  • Private/Public Private
  • Acceptance Rate 10%
  • U.S. Region Northeast
  • Commuter/Residential Residential
  • Tuition In-State $59,430
  • Tuition Out-of-State $59,430
  • Out-of-State/Int’l 91% / 10%
  • Greek Life No

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4280 Mayflower Hill
Waterville ME 04901 US
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