Colby College is a private liberal arts college in Waterville, Maine and it is located in central Maine, the 714-acre Neo-Georgian campus sits atop Mayflower Hill and overlooks downtown Waterville and the Kennebec River Valley. More than 1,800 students are there from 60 countries and they will enrol annually. It offers 54 major and 30 minor fields of studies. It was founded in 1813 as the Maine Literary and Theological Institution until it was renamed after the city it resides in with Waterville College. Along with fellow Maine universities Bates and Bowdoin College, Colby competes in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) and the Colby-Bates-Bowdoin Consortium.