Colby-Sawyer College was established in 1837 as the New London Academy. In 1878, the school was renamed the Colby Academy in honor of teacher and Principal Susan Colby'. It became known as the Colby Junior College in 1928, and was finally given its current name in 1975. The college is set on a 200-acre campus in New London, New Hampshire. It offers enrollment to more than 1,000 students every year, including representatives from over 15 states and 10 foreign countries.
Students at Colby-Sawyer College are offered Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, and Bachelor of Science degrees. Courses are available in the fields of business administration, fine and performing arts, environmental studies, humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, education, sport sciences, and nursing. The college also provides teacher certification programs.
The athletics teams of Colby-Sawyer College are known as the Chargers. They compete in the NCAA Division III, the Eastern College Athletic Conference, the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association, The Commonwealth Coast Conference, the New England Intercollegiate Swimming and Diving Association, and the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association. The college sponsors teams in alpine skiing, baseball, basketball, cross country, equestrian, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, lacrosse, and volleyball.
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