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- Party SceneB+
- Campus FoodA
- Student LifeB+
Welcome to the Block Plan, where you’ll take one class at a time for 3 ½ weeks. Prepare to dive into your current passion in small discussion-based classes, where professors will know your name, encourage you to grow, and respect your stride. Master the art of balance with clubs, internships, work, athletics, community service, and adjuncts.
Welcome to block breaks, four days to relax, to climb one of Colorado’s 54 peaks higher than 14,000 feet or explore the dynamic sand dunes, forests, and canyons of the Southwest.
Welcome to a vibrant community of students eager to communicate, debate, defend, think, and engage.
Welcome to 32 blocks of curiosity, adventure, and imagination, to the moment for unearthing your passions, exploring and understanding the world, and your individual growth.
Enjoy the ride.
Colorado College Rankings
Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.35 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.40 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.41 responses
Environmental Science40 Graduates
Political Science and Government35 Graduates
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology32 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities23 Graduates
Creative Writing18 Graduates
Geology and Earth Science18 Graduates
Block Plan at Colorado College
At Colorado College, time works differently. Our students take one class for three-and-a-half weeks, followed by a four-and-a-half day break. For three hours every weekday, CC tigers dive in to their academic interests—focusing their entire attention on one subject. The days of finishing your math homework in English class and stressing over finals week are over.
- of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.54 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.68 responses
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.19 responses
Colorado College Reviews
The college provides many support structures, however virtually none of the students I know have had positive experiences with advising before they declare their majors, and advising faculty at the advising hub and those for IDMs serve more often as roadblocks rather than guides.
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.