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Colorado College
Colorado Springs, CO
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.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 2,101
   Women 1,140 (54.3%)
   Men 961 (45.7%)
Graduate Students 13
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 668 average
620-720 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 662 average
610-730 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 30 average
28-32 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA   X    
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $66,400
  Tuition and Fees $50,892
  Room and Board $11,668
Average Percent of Need Met 100%
Average Freshman Award $46,960
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 181
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 24% of classes
10-19 students: 47% of classes
20-29 students: 28% of classes
30-39 students: 1% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
Colorado Springs Population 439,886
Nearest Metropolitan Area Denver
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 100% of freshmen, 75% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
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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