About Colorado College

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.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate15%
Application Deadline
Application Fee60
SAT Range
ACT Range

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.

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    44 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 14 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    26 Students rated off-campus housing 3.5 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    43 Students rated campus food 3.6 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    44 Students rated campus facilities 4 stars. 34 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    44 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 70 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    44 Students rated school activities 4.2 stars. 48 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    44 Students rated local services 3.6 stars. 18 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    44 Students rated academics 3.6 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.

Colorado College REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Colorado College?

9 Students rated Colorado College

Jenny - 08/08/2022

I really enjoyed my time there and met lots of cool people. The music scene was very fun and close-knit. There are lots of cool study abroad opportunities and people are generally very nice. It is definitely a much harder place to be if you're not rich and white, though, and the block plan is not for everyone (although it worked very well for me). The administration is also pretty sus and they pay staff absolutely terribly.

Katherine - 11/14/2019

Colorado College is not for everyone, but it gives you a unique opportunity to push your limits intellectually. I love the school, but the block plan does not work for every subject and cannot accommodate illness etc. It is a place to find yourself, be in the mountains, and be overwhelmed by one subject at a time...

Isabell - 03/11/2019

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!

Emma - 05/14/2018

I will be attending Colorado College in the fall. It was my first choice because I think the unusual Block Plan that it offers suits my learning style, and when I visited it I fell in love with it. The scenery is amazing in Colorado Springs, and there is so much to do and enjoy. The campus is great and the facilities are excellent. I got the feeling that the administration really cares about its students and goes above and beyond to make sure students are happy and successful.

Colorado College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Colorado College?

    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 _____.

  2. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    East Coast prep school kids and liberal hippie types. Lots of pot smoking. Everyone skies. Everyone is into the outdoors.

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  3. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    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.

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  4. Describe the students at your school.

    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.

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  5. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    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.

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  6. What are the academics like at your school?

    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.

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  7. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Eric Nesse performs Paul Simon's Slip Sliding Away with Room 46 at Colorado College

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  8. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Consider how much it is going to cost you in the long run. Look for as many scholarship and grant options as possible. Make informed decisions about where you want to go to college, not where your family wants you to go.

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  9. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    The classes are small and there is an intense focus on one subject at a time.

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  10. What's unique about your campus?

    The atmosphere is great.

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  11. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    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.

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  12. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The block plan can be very challenging if you're not well organized or if you tend towards procrastination.

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  13. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    How dependent students are on drugs and alcohol. and how little the financial aid office cares for its students.

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  14. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    intelligence, difficult classes, fast-paced coursework

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  15. What kind of person should attend this school?

    anyone who thinks they will succeed and has a lot of focus and drive!

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  16. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    It is the ultimate undergraduate experience.

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  17. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    How small my classes are and how relaxed the drinking and drug rules are

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  18. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The segregation between groups (athletes/"hippies"/nerds/etc...) and the way that the different groups affect classroom discussions

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  19. Tell us about the sports scene on campus.

    TJ Oshie Lays a BIG hit on a Colorado College player.

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  20. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    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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  21. Describe the best and worst parts of the social scene on campus.

    The CC crowd loses control as the Doobie Brothers take the stage in fashion

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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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