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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    C
14. E Cache La Poudre St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
From Colorado College

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.

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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

Application Deadline
January 15
Acceptance Rate
15%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Recommended
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$28,390/ 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
$40,172/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
52%

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
80%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.40 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.41 responses

Majors

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.

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,098Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
16
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
12%
Varsity Athletes
16%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 26 responses
Report
  • Adventurous
    38%
  • Outdoorsy
    31%
  • Liberal
    12%
  • Intellectual
    8%
  • Passionate
    4%
  • Stuck Up
    4%
  • Wunderkind
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
61%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.54 responses
Poll
75%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.68 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 28 responses
Report
  • Liberal
    46%
  • Adventurous
    32%
  • Engaging
    7%
  • Fast-paced
    4%
  • sucky
    4%
  • White
    4%
  • Work hard play hard
    4%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $45,400/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    89%
    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

    Colorado College Reviews

    765 reviews
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    I have had a great experience at Colorado College pursuing a major in Molecular Biology with a minor in Human Biology and Kinesiology. The block plan; however, does not work for everyone. I will admit that it is difficult to learn all of the material you need to succeed in only three and a half weeks. Yet, if you prioritize your studies and focus on time management, you will do well. Having class on a typical 9-12 schedule allows me to have more time to do many of the activities that I enjoy including intramural sports, ceramics, and working in the athletic training room. I would definitely recommend checking this school out!
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    Great education, great kids. However, the administration only cares about the image and their endowment. Much of the bureaucracy is lazy and is held to absurdly low standards when doing their jobs. The college will go to great lengths to please their donating alumni but current students seems to be an almost non-existant priority. Housing is the area where this disdain is most evident. A delayed and poor response on the part of the college to the covid pandemic on the part of the administration created many problems for the students, but the college showed no interest in taking responsibility. Rochelle Taylor was recently promoted, despite students having nearly universally negative experiences with housing.
    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 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.