Colby College is a private 4-year college in Waterville, ME that was founded in 1813 (in Massachusetts before Maine became a state!). In 1871, Colby College became the first all-make college to admit females; it remains among the most selective schools in the country today. In 1937, construction of the 700+ acre Mayflower Hill campus began in Waterville, a small rural town near the southern coast of Maine. The buildings, while differing in age, maintain a common Georgian Revival style of architecture. This includes the Colby College Museum of Art which attracts visitors from a wide area and is used as a teaching resource. Colby College graduates include eight Pulitzer Prize winning authors and seven state Governors.