Colorado College, founded in 1874, is a private, liberal arts college. Its Block Plan creates several philosophical and functional distinctions. During a block, students take a class from a professor who teaches only one class. Classes are small (typically 15 students) permitting intense discussion, collaborative research and scholarship. The 90-acre campus' location at the foot of the Rocky Mountains reflects a "western" campus spirit: creative, risk-taking and independent. The fine arts center of Colorado Springs is located adjacent to the campus, and students can attend most events free. The combination of location and schedules permits extensive field study, with over 40% of Colorado College students taking field trips for class.

Website: www.coloradocollege.edu/

Private
Co-ed
2,114
Undergraduate
Students
(55.5%) 1,173 Women
(44.5%) 941 Men
30
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
15% of 8,552 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
650-750 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
685 average
650-720 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
31 average
29-33 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$73,850
Tuition and Fees
$58,086
Room and Board
$12,956
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$52,842
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$23,714
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Other
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
201
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 25% of classes
10-19 students: 45% of classes
20-29 students: 27% of classes
30-39 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Colorado Springs Population
439,886
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Denver
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
80% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
tiger
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.2% Asian
2.7% Black/African-American
9.7% Hispanic/Latino
8.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
71.9% White
1.0% Unknown
International Students
8.7% from 46 countries
First-Year Students Returning
96.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
83.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma or equivalent is not required
High School Program
 

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics    
Science    
Foreign Language    
Social Studies    
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required for some January 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only Considered if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for admission
ACT: Used for admission

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
14 East Cache La Poudre Street
City, State, Zip
Colorado Springs, CO 80903-3294
Phone
(719) 389-6344
Fax
(719) 389-6282
E-mail
admission@coloradocollege.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$60
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1, January 15
Early Decision Notification
December 15
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
December 19

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
15% of 8,552 applicants were admitted
Women
14% of 4,990 applicants were admitted
Men
16% of 3,556 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
582 (45%) of 1,283 admitted students enrolled
Women
315 (44%) of 722 admitted students enrolled
Men
263 (47%) of 561 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
27% of 1,119 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
18% of 3,485 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
851
Students Accepting Wait List Position
244
Students Admitted From Wait List
60

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
Not reported
3.75 and Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
650-750 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
50%
Score of 600 - 700
41%
Score of 500 - 600
9%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
685 average
650-720 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
47%
Score of 600 - 700
48%
Score of 500 - 600
5%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
31 average
29-33 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
74%
Score of 24 - 29
25%
Score of 18 - 23
0%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 75%
Top quarter: 97%
Top half: 99%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
4%
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$73,850
Tuition and Fees
$58,086
Room and Board
$12,956
Books and Supplies
$1,240
Other Expenses
$1,318
Payment Plans
 

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
FinancialAid@ColoradoCollege.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
January 15
Award Notification
On or about March 20
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001347
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional
Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement  

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
231 (47.3%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
191 (75.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
191 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
191 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$52,842
Need-Based Gift
Received by 187 (97.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $50,108
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 162 (82.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,576
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 11 (7.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
52 (3.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $8,036

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
820 (38.3%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
708 (86.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
708 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
708 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$51,054
Need-Based Gift
Received by 693 (96.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $49,251
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 653 (79.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,204
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 50 (6.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
178 (6.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $8,982

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
41%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$23,714
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Mathematics, Physical Sciences
Number of Awards
171
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff
Number of Awards
15
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Other
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Biochemistry
  • Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer and Information Sciences, Other
  • Creative Writing
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
  • Economics, General
  • Economics, Other
  • Education, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • French Studies
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
  • History, General
  • International Economics
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Italian Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Museology/Museum Studies
  • Music, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Regional Studies (U.S., Canadian, Foreign)
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Russian Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Social sciences, Biological/life sciences, Physical sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Student-designed major, Double major, English as a second language, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
201
Part-Time Faculty
34
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
85%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 25% of classes
10-19 students: 45% of classes
20-29 students: 27% of classes
30-39 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
797,214
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
400
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Arts in Teaching

Master's Programs of Study

  • American Studies
  • Art Education
  • Education--General
  • Elementary Education
  • English Education
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Humanities
  • Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics Education
  • Music Education
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Sciences Education

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Colorado Springs Population
439,886
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Denver
Campus Size
90 acres

Weather

Temperature
16.1 average low in January, 79 average high in September
Rain
91 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Colorado Springs
Nearest Train Station
70 mile(s) from campus in Denver

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing
Students in College Housing
80% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through junior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
tiger
School Colors
Black and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Ice Hockey     x x
Lacrosse x   x  
Soccer x x x  
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Ice Hockey    
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x x
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Ice Hockey x x
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
equestrian sports, ice hockey, rugby, skiing (downhill), softball, ultimate Frisbee, water polo
Men's Club Sports
equestrian sports, rugby, ultimate Frisbee

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, ice hockey, racquetball, soccer, softball, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
2,114
Women
1,173 (55.5%)
Men
941 (44.5%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
2,098
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.2% Asian
2.7% Black/African-American
9.7% Hispanic/Latino
8.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
71.9% White
1.0% Unknown
International Students.
8.7% from 46 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
30

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
96.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
83.8%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
89.1%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
87.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Law 3.25%
Arts and Sciences 13%
Medicine 1%
Education 2.75%
Other 5%

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