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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 a highly rated private college located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,091 undergraduate students. Admissions is competitive as the Colorado College acceptance rate is 15%. Popular majors include Economics, Environmental Science, and Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 88% of students, Colorado College alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $34,000.
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
15%
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

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Cost

Net Price
$29,528/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$36,872/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
55%

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
82%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.33 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.34 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,091Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
16
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
8%
Varsity Athletes
15%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 21 responses
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  • Adventurous
    48%
  • Outdoorsy
    33%
  • Intellectual
    10%
  • Liberal
    10%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
66%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.47 responses
Poll
75%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.61 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Liberal
    48%
  • Adventurous
    43%
  • Engaging
    10%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
88%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.19 responses
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CC is a great school in a not-so-great location. As a more liberal community existing inside a conservative city, you definitely live in the "CC bubble". CO Springs is also a car-centric city, and as a freshman I felt very stuck on campus due to their no-car rule. I personally also did not expect to be so effected by seasonal weather (coming from California). The seasons/ the snow is not as magical as I thought it'd be!
CC is also VERY academically rigorous. This can be especially tough if you find yourself getting sick, as you cannot miss more than two days without falling behind in class. The block plan is great for many reasons, but this factor added a lot of stress to the already stressful environment of college, especially for me as a person with a chronic health condition.
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If you've been admitted to CC as a Winter Start, FSA, or are considering delaying your enrollment till Spring Semester, it's not as scary as you think it is! If you really hate the idea, trust your gut and don't do it, but if your open to it but you're scared because you've never heard of someone going to college a semester late before, don't worry about it. I was a Winter Start, and it was a great experience and allowed me to study abroad and do research during my Fall semester. Plus, once I got to CC it was a great time, the Winter Start community is supportive and great (second, third, and fourth years Winter Starts included) and I was able to make friends just fine. The first semester of college is always going to be hard, but being a Winter Start made it easier if anything.
CC is an amazing school! Academics and rigorous and the standard or excellence is demanding. Simultaneously, professors and peers are committed to supporting every student and seeing that they have the resources they need to succeed. The social scene is inclusive and broad. The city of Colorado Springs has some hidden gems to offer and it is easy to access the natural world (with the help of a car of your own or a friendly roommate’s).