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
2,101
Undergraduate
Students
(54.3%) 1,140 Women
(45.7%) 961 Men
13
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
16% of 7,894 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
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
30 average
28-32 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$69,452
Tuition and Fees
$55,470
Room and Board
$12,512
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$49,928
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$20,742
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Other
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
186
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
75% 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
4.6% Asian
2.9% Black/African-American
9.7% Hispanic/Latino
9.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
71.3% White
1.5% Unknown
International Students
7.7% from 55 countries
First-Year Students Returning
96.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
82.4%
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 Not Reported
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 10, January 15
Early Decision Notification
December 15, February 10
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 10
Early Action Notification
December 20

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
16% of 7,894 applicants were admitted
Women
15% of 4,790 applicants were admitted
Men
17% of 3,104 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
582 (46%) of 1,262 admitted students enrolled
Women
323 (45%) of 719 admitted students enrolled
Men
259 (48%) of 543 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
28% of 998 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
17% of 3820 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
784
Students Accepting Wait List Position
213
Students Admitted From Wait List
21

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
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
30 average
28-32 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
65%
Score of 24 - 29
33%
Score of 18 - 23
2%
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: 69%
Top quarter: 90%
Top half: 100%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
2%
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$69,452
Tuition and Fees
$55,470
Room and Board
$12,512
Books and Supplies
$1,220
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Installment plan

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
February 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 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
257 (47.3%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
194 (75.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
194 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
194 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$49,928
Need-Based Gift
Received by 189 (97.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $47,140
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 160 (82.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,911
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 14 (7.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
18 (3.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $17,241

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
801 (38.3%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
665 (83.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
665 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
665 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$48,900
Need-Based Gift
Received by 639 (96.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $45,251
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 528 (79.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,417
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 42 (6.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
128 (6.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,736

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
41%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$20,742
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
5.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

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
177
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
14
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,855
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
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • 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
  • 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, Visual and performing arts
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
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
186
Part-Time Faculty
46
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
79%
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
842,292
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
396
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
75% 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
25%
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
whistle program, student escort service, good campus lighting

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
baseball, equestrian sports, rugby, skiing (downhill), 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
2,101
Women
1,140 (54.3%)
Men
961 (45.7%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
2,084
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.6% Asian
2.9% Black/African-American
9.7% Hispanic/Latino
9.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
71.3% White
1.5% Unknown
International Students.
7.7% from 55 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
13

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
96.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
82.4%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
86.4%
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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