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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    C-
Colorado College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
Address
14. E Cache La Poudre St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
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Colorado College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
16%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1220-1430
ACT Range
28-32
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$23,812/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
  • $30-48k
    $5,523/ year
  • $49-75k
    $4,349/ year
  • $76-110k
    $12,715/ year
  • $110k+
    $44,605/ year
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Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.35 responses
81%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.32 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.33 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,084Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
15%
Varsity Athletes
15%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Adventurous
    45%
  • Outdoorsy
    27%
  • Cute AF
    9%
  • Intellectual
    9%
  • Liberal
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
65%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.46 responses
Poll
75%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.60 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Liberal
    50%
  • Adventurous
    40%
  • Engaging
    10%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
87%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.19 responses
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Colorado College Reviews

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Just finished my Sophomore Year at CC. Education major, but dabbled in Psychology. I love this school and honestly couldn't think of a better way of learning than the block plan. The teachers are passionate and the classes are engaging. The students are open minded and adventurous and fun! I love and adore the campus and how many events are put on each block. Hands down. Best school. The housing is good if you know which dorm you'd like to live in, just ask around! The food is also pretty good and there's a lot of it! Don't be afraid to use the kitchens though.
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I absolutely love everything the Colorado College (CC) has to offer! From amazing professors who take their time to make sure each and every student understands the material, to the amazing programs we offer such as the 3-2 program, plethora of summer research, Priddy Trips, Venture Grants, and yes even great food!

What I wish would change is the constant racism we see from the students, to the faculty and staff, and even the professors. Unfortunately it is rampant and very hard to deal with as a Native American on campus. Constant micro-aggressions wherever you go make life in general tough to deal with.
Colorado College is an amazing place. Everyone here is so intelligent, kind, and accepting. The Block Plan is a very unique way of study but I have had an excellent experience so far. Professors go out of their way to provide the best education that we can get. I would highly recommend coming to CC!