Does colby have a 3+2 engineering program?

<p>-with partner engineering schools so that, if someone wanted a path to an engineering, but also the experience of the smaller school for UG, there is something already hashed out?</p>

<p>Yes, Colby has a 3-2 program with Dartmouth. I'm sure their website has info, its probably described somewhere in the Physics department section.</p>

<p>Dual-Degree</a> Program</p>

<p>thanks, werd. some of the info at the link says that one <em>applies</em> to the DD pgm (not to be confused with simply enrolling and going about your business) . does this mean that it is subject to similar eligibility and admission criteria that governs Dartmouth as an incoming freshman - what is the acceptance rate, something like 10 pct ? If so, this would not be a path that someone could <em>plan</em> on doing.</p>

<p>Eh, I wish I knew the real stats, but, alas, I don't. My roommate did the Dartmouth-Colby 3-2, and I'm pretty sure he said that as long as he had 3.3+ GPA during his first year or two at Colby and had undertaken the appropriate coursework, he was virtually guaranteed a spot at Thayer. Keep in mind that this is purely anecdotal (and from three or four years ago), but I'm pretty sure that it's nowhere near as selective/consuming as applying for undergrad again. I mean, from what I hear, there's not a huge difference in course difficulty between Colby and Dartmouth, so if you're doing well at Colby, they probably think you're apt to do well at Dartmouth (again, anecdotal).</p>

<p>Good luck! My roommate loved Dartmouth (though his loyalty was always with the Mules ;-] ).</p>

<p>thanks, werd. So in the 3+2 pgm, the student graduates - gets a diploma from - the +2 college? iN this case, Dartmouth, with nary a trace of the college that he or she was attending for the first 3 yrs?</p>

<p>The premise of the 3+2 degree is that in 5 years you get both a liberal arts degree AND an engineering degree. With Dartmouth, it is actually more of a 2+1+1+1. You spend 2 years at the LAC, then spend a year at Dartmouth (kinda like junior year abroad). Then you return to your LAC for your senior year and graduation. Then you return to Dartmouth, and get your engineering degree. Look on the engineering major board for comments about the Dartmouth program. It is not considered a strong engineering school, and they offer two different engineering degrees undergraduate.</p>

<p>so in this 2c+1d+1c+1d pgm does the student get two diplomas, two degrees, one from colby and one from dartmouth?</p>

<p>Exactly right; graduates receive a BA (usually in Physics) from Colby, and a BE (Bachelors of Engineering in whichever concentration you choose) from Dartmouth. I know a good deal of 3-2 students who stayed on for an extra year as a master's student at Dartmouth, too. They're not a "world class" engineering program because they're so small and (apparently) consequently offer little diversity of research, but what they do, they seem to do well. And I think they're the oldest engineering grad program in the US... if that counts for anything.</p>