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Founded in 1874, Colorado College. is a Private college. Located in Colorado, which is a city setting in Colorado, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 2,101 full time undergraduate students, and 13 full time graduate students.
The Colorado College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 10:1. There are 200 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Colorado College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at CC are considered Most Selective, with ,21% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 7 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
98% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 89% were in the top quarter, and 70% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Colorado College.
44 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 14 % gave the school a 5.0.
26 Students rated off-campus housing 3.5 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
43 Students rated campus food 3.6 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.
44 Students rated campus facilities 4 stars. 34 % gave the school a 5.0.
44 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 70 % gave the school a 5.0.
44 Students rated school activities 4.2 stars. 48 % gave the school a 5.0.
44 Students rated local services 3.6 stars. 18 % gave the school a 5.0.
44 Students rated academics 3.6 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.
9 Students rated Colorado College
Colorado College is an incredible institution... it's small, so you have access to tons of resources, and it's located in a spectacular region full of outdoor adventure. I'm biased of course, because I love getting outside during block breaks, but I know I'm not alone. Most students at CC are both in love with life and full of life and appreciate experiencing life to the fullest. The greek scene is mellow, the party scene is fun but has definitely gotten more tame over the years (but there are still some ragers for sure!), and no, not everyone is a stoner hippie kid like some of the other outdated reviews claim. The demographic is changing and I think students have a bigger variety of interests and style. The outdoors scene, as I mentioned, is superb; people are extremely intelligent and if you love a good fun intellectual conversation you will definitely find it. On the other end of that spectrum, you can also find people that do just want to get stoned and not think about school. Honestly, it's an amazing school and I feel so incredibly lucky I was able to go there - it has made me into the person I am today and I couldn't be more grateful or proud. APPLY TO CC IT'S AWESOME I PROMISE! (PS... unigo wouldn't let me list my actual major: it was environmental science). (PSS - I think one of the only major complaints I'd have about CC is that there isn't a strong networking pool for getting a job after you graduate so you definitely need to learn how to market yourself)
Overall, Colorado college is a great school. It is filled with intelligent and fun people. The professors are amazing. Most of the time they never fail to impress me. The block plan is ideal and a great way to learn! It has a very healthy community and there's always something to look forward too!
CC is an amazing school that encourages students to be themselves and advocate for what you believe in. The student body is full of students that are welcoming, kind, thoughtful, and inquisitive. I call myself lucky every single day that I am able to go to such an incredible school.
Colorado College is an academic powerhouse hidden in the Rocky Mountains. When you step onto campus, you can feel the hum of the student body and of the school itself. Every student and faculty member works with an energy that can only been seen at CC. They have a zest for learning and academic pursuit, creating not only successful students, but members of society that are prepared to act both politically and in the work force. They create student-athletes, and there's a huge support for every student between their peers. Don't be mistaken, it's not an easy place to get an acceptance letter from, but if you do, and you attend, you're part of something bigger than yourself for the rest of your life. Its innovative, substantial, and provocative secondary education, and you'll have more opportunities than you know what to do with!
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Colorado College is 15%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
East Coast prep school kids and liberal hippie types. Lots of pot smoking. Everyone skies. Everyone is into the outdoors.
Somewhat, The student body is growing less "hippyish" and becoming more preppy because there is a higher percentage of prep-school students applying. However, there is still copious amounts of marijuana on campus.
Liberal, rich, outdoorsy, athletic, social, successful, and going places. They tend to hide their wealth well and are not condescending or snobby. Often they act like they don't do any work when really everyone's working as hard as they can when no one's looking.
I wish CC was a little bigger. It doesn't feel too small yet, but after four years I'm sure it will. The majority of people I talk to do not know what CC is, but its reputation is definitely building.
CC is on the block plan which affects how different classes are taught. Science classes can be very stressful on the block plan because you have to devote a lot more time that for the average english class. During my Intro to Psychology class I had very little free time, yet it was my favorite class this year. Even though the work is demanding, you feel extremely accomplished after the 3 and 1/2 weeks.
Eric Nesse performs Paul Simon's Slip Sliding Away with Room 46 at Colorado College
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The classes are small and there is an intense focus on one subject at a time.
The atmosphere is great.
Colorado College is on the block program, so we only take one class at a time for three and a half weeks. I personally like the opportunity this gives me to focus on each class I take, but the workload is intense and some people can't follow this kind of schedule. People who need to spread their studying out over multiple subjects should not attend Colorado College.
How dependent students are on drugs and alcohol. and how little the financial aid office cares for its students.
The block plan can be very challenging if you're not well organized or if you tend towards procrastination.
intelligence, difficult classes, fast-paced coursework
anyone who thinks they will succeed and has a lot of focus and drive!
It is the ultimate undergraduate experience.
How small my classes are and how relaxed the drinking and drug rules are
The segregation between groups (athletes/"hippies"/nerds/etc...) and the way that the different groups affect classroom discussions
TJ Oshie Lays a BIG hit on a Colorado College player.
The CC crowd loses control as the Doobie Brothers take the stage in fashion
The most popular stereotype at CC is the hippie stoner. While there are kids who smoke weed, just like any college, it's certainly not as prevalent as some websites make it out to be. Most everyone at CC is very involved academically and extracurricularly- one of the many reasons I love it so much.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
61% of students
attending Colorado College receive some sort of financial aid.
15% were awarded federal grants.
While 34% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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