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

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
17%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1220-1430
ACT Range
28-32
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Recommended
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Test Scores and GPA for Colorado College

Cost

Net Price
$21,027/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,136/ year
  • $30-48k
    $4,971/ year
  • $49-75k
    $11,069/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,225/ year
  • $110k+
    $47,298/ year

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
84%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.31 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.32 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,096Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
13%
Varsity Athletes
15%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Adventurous
    48%
  • Outdoorsy
    29%
  • Cute AF
    10%
  • Intellectual
    10%
  • Liberal
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
64%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.45 responses
Poll
75%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.59 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Liberal
    47%
  • Adventurous
    42%
  • Engaging
    11%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
87%
National
48%
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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Colorado College Reviews

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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.
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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!
At first I was skeptical about the block plan whilst being a science major. But it is indeed possible; it is very time consuming and requires dedication and perseverance! I really enjoy how you can immerse yourself in a course for 3.5 weeks. For example, I'm currently taking Arabic, and I LOVE the class and language. There are days when I'm spending hours practicing and listening to Arabic by doing my homework, speaking with a classmate, listening to disney in Arabic, etc. So, if I had the chance to reapply to CC (Colorado College), I most certainly would because of the scenery and the wonderful people I have encountered.