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What is your overall opinion of this school?


Colorado College is the perfect place for a person like me- a person who works hard and plays hard. The people are what set CC apart- from the profs to the students to the admission folks. Everyone loves CC and can't get enough of the place. The block plan is very demanding (duh) and is not for the faint of heart, especially in the sciences, but most everyone loves it. If i could change one thing I'd add about 1,000 kids to the student body- a slightly bigger school might be nice. But at the same time it's really nice to know a good portion of your classmates. I have a huge amount of CC pride, as do most alums. CC's the shit, plain and simple. A damn good school, with an ahead-of-its-time block plan, at the foot of a 14,000 foot mountain. Enough said.


Colorado College is a small liberal arts school where classes are never more than twenty-five students. It isn't uncommon to be invited to a professor's house for a class dinner. It is small enough you will recognize most of the faces and be surprised at how quickly rumors and news circulate, but still large enough you are constantly meeting new people. CC is a liberal, religiously tolerating campus set in the middle of Colorado Springs, a conservative, Chrisitian city. It nests at the base of Pike's Peak and there are many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors of Colorado.


All things considered Colorado College is a fantastic place to go to school. The academics are top notch if you are capable of taking one class at a time for three and a half weeks at a time. There are more extra curricular activities than you know what to do with. And the party scene is fantastic because almost every party thrown by C.C. students has a theme and a very vast majority of the kids who go th them dress up for the theme. The best thing about Colorado College is the people. C.C attracts some of the most interesting people you could ever meet. This last year I lived with a belly dancer, a kid who started a senior club whose sole purpose was to break onto the roof of every building on campus to and repel off of them, and a guy who made $6,000 selling organic cotton tee shirts and now lives in an RV still selling them.


The main thing to note about Colorado College, in my opinion, is the block plan. We take one class at a time, each for 3 and a half weeks. You have class every day, usually from 9-12, and then lab in the afternoon if applicable. I love it because you really learn a lot in a short amount of time. It's hard work, and there's lots of homework, but it's also very rewarding. It's a small school, so you recognize almost everyone on campus, including the professors, which is great. Almost all of the professors encourage students to call them by their first name, and you really feel like you can talk to them about anything. Also, the campus is very small but nice. We're right at the foot of Pikes Peak, and it really starts to feel like home before you know it. Students are required to live on campus for at least 3 years, which can be a bummer if you get stuck in the dorms, but there are really nice apartments and houses on campus, too. The dorms aren't the nicest, and they tend to be loud and smell of alcohol and pot, but then again, most dorms probably do. There's ALWAYS something to do on campus. The schedule is insanely packed. There are loads of speakers, concerts, performances, clubs, sports, and just about anything else you could imagine. In fact, it can be quite overwhelming because there's just too much to do and so little time!


CC is the perfect sized school because it forces you to meet ppl. outside of your circle of friends. For example, our hockey team which is generally top 10 in the country are a tight-knit group, but not in the same way I have experienced sports teams at other schools. They are always out and about hanging out with students of all types on campus. The notion of exclusivity really doesn't apply to Colorado College. It is a very inclusive place with lots of outgoing friendly people. Most people after class when its nice out hang out on the fields or in the quad near the dorms playing beach volleyball, football, or the ever-popular campus golf (golf club and a tennis ball with a random targer as the hole). The hockey team is definately at the epicenter of our school pride and CC - DU games are always rowdy and fun.


the best thing about colorado college are the professors and classes. they are interesting and engaging most of the time. the professors know you on a personal basis by the end of the first week and take an interest in you. the more effort you give for them, the more they will give for you. i would change the housing situation and the class selection methods. I feel that if i want to take a class i should be able to take it without 'bidding' points on them and not being sure if i will get into the class. For required introductory and prerequisite courses, i think they should be offered every block since many people need to take them, and it can be very difficult trying to get into the classes you need if they are popular. I think the school size is just right. While the population is not very large, I do not know everyone on campus and only see a small percentage on a regular basis. The campus is a good size. I can walk across campus in 10 minutes, and on the weekends I don't have to drive anywhere because everyone lives within a block or so of the campus. Colorado Springs is not a college town. CC is in a liberal open minded bubble near downtown, and Colorado Springs is quite the opposite. Not a terrible place, but quite mellow. There is a lot of school pride for the hockey team. For the D3 teams there are loyal friends who attend the games on a regular basis. Recent controversies include 'black face' incident, a certain problematic fraternity.


The first thing that attracted me to Colorado College was how nice everyone was. The staff, faculty and students usually have a really pleasant disposition and it’s just great to be in that kind of atmosphere. I was talking to a friend who goes to a really prestigious school on the east coast and he said he really liked it but it was kind of a sink or swim atmosphere where the administration didn’t really seem to personally care about their students. I would say is the opposite of CC. If I have an issue I have no problem finding a staff or faculty member I can turn to. I would say the motto I’ve attributed to CC is work hard, play hard. And I don’t just mean partying in the stereotypical college sense. The people at CC have such a sense of adventure that after three and a half weeks of intense studying on the block plan many people just get off campus for block break and go adventuring. I’ve seen more of Colorado and the surrounding area since I’ve been at CC than growing up in Colorado my entire life. I think part of the reason everyone goes off campus for block breaks though is because living in Colorado Springs can be kind of stifling. And I’m not really referring to our ‘strained relationship between the college and the city’ but rather the lack of public transportation. Without a car it’s hard to get off campus and there really isn’t much to do in Colorado Springs, it’s kind of the perfect example of a bad urban sprawl. Not very many people know about CC but I think that’s quickly changing and when people have heard of CC they always respond in the same way, “Good for you.” There have been a lot of controversies recently and the administration does a good job of trying to cover it up but I would say that a lot of it has been blown out of proportion. I am not a huge fan of President Dick Celeste and his administration because I feel like they are changing part of what makes CC a great place to be. It’s hard to put my finger on what that is but I have definitely seen a change in my three years at the school as Celeste is hoping to increase our number in the rankings. It’s becoming more like an east coast school and no offense to you east-coasters, but there is a reason I didn’t go to school out there. There isn’t a lot of school pride in the traditional sport-related sense (except, of course, when it comes to our superb hockey team) but I think many of the students and faculty just love CC. There have been times I’ve been so fed up with the school but after going abroad to a different university I’ve realized how lucky I am to go to CC and how much I truly do love the school. There is definitely a reason our retention rate is one of the highest in the country.


the best thing about cc is that everyone has something to be excited about, it's incredible to be surrounded by that kind of energy for four years. anyone i ever met who graduated from cc was always so excited to hear that i went there too and would ask me about professors or students i might know from my time there. i spent the majority of my time outside with friends, facilitated by the block plan, because everyone's in class at the same time and get out at the same time. except of course when you're in a really hard block, then you spend most of your time in the library, but no matter how hard, 3.5 weeks will be over soon, and when you spend every waking hour with the same kids from that class, new friends are inevitable. controversies are inevitable as well, but i don't think they reflect the big picture, i think they are a result of more localized issues/confusion/frustration.


The one thing that I would change about CC would be its diversity in terms of race. Most of the students who attend CC come from wealthy families. So, people get along really well because they have been raised in similar conditions (from the surburbs of big cities). However, CC lacks significant diversity in ethnicity. At CC, I would say there are no more than 50 African American/Africans. At the same time there aren't many other ethnicities in the majority other than Caucasians. Even though there is an big gap in diversity, people get along well because they come from similar conditions. Another thing that puts a damper at CC is the lack of transportation in the Colorado Springs area. It is very difficult to make a trip to Denver or Boulder if one does not have a car. However, people with cars are very generous in giving people rides for a buck or two for gas.


Colorado College is awesome. If you like the idea of the block plan and you think it will work for you, this is the only place to go to school. The size, even though it sounds small, seems surprisingly large when you're in it. I was still meeting new people up until the day I graduated. When I tell people I just graduated from CC, if they know anything about it, you can tell right off the bat they're jealous. Students at CC learn more, do more, and have way more fun than any other school in the country. It is an incredible school in the even more incredible Rocky Mountain West, and if you're lucky enough to get in you should go! Or at least visit and try it out. I will never trade my years there for anything. I met more interesting and amazing people there than anywhere else. I learned more, tried more new things, and grew more than anywhere else either. One of my favorite things is the strong bond between students and professors. You really get to know teachers since they take the classes out to breakfast in their homes, do barbeques, spend time at Baca and the Cabin, etc. Basically, CC is awesome.


The first semester at CC was difficult since everyone seemed to form cliques so quickly, and from then on, it is difficult making friends since these cliques almost close off. Personally, I initially found myself part of the wrong one, and slowly began to find "my people." By 8th block, my group of friends was clearly one that I wanted to keep.


CC is a wonderful place, and Colorado is unbeatable. The size of the Springs is fine; you have an easily accessible airport and all the chain stores you want to cheaply furnish your quarters. There are a handfull of good restaurants, and if you get bored or crave good shopping, Denver is just an hour away. I love that it is so sunny CC, and you can always find people outside having fun and playing. The block plan is quite conducive to socializing since everyone gets out of class at the same time. Having the same schedule as your classmates provides ample opportunity to hang out with people you haven't seen in a while.


Colorado College is like a home. You know the people you go to school with. The teachers know who you are. When trouble hits, there is always adults and administrators willing to work with you and help you. You aren't a number at CC. Is CC too small? I'll tell you a story. Freshman year I dated another Freshman who pledged a fraternity. By the end of Freshman year and into Sophomore year I was dating a Junior in a different fraternity. When we broke up, I made the poor choice of spending time with a senior who played on the soccer team. Three weeks later, they are all in class in Italy together and are now inseparable. It's times like that when Colorado College campus seems WAY too small. Trying to avoid someone on CC campus? Nearly impossible. On the other hand, though, it's nice when you see people you know in the library, at lunch, or walking to and from class. You feel like you fit in somewhere. As the years have progressed, my class has turned into a family. Those of us that run in similar social circles know each other and hang out. It's nice, really. Colorado Springs is not the best place to live. There is a fair amount of crime around campus, especially for Colorado. A small portion of downtown is nice and there are a few areas around the outskirts of the city that are nice as well. Most of C. Springs is urban sprawl with a lot of pay by the hour motels and tattoo parlors. C. Springs people are generally conservative, sharing views held by very few CC kids.


Best thing: Broomball Change: the way all departments at CC treat transfer students Size: Feels smaller than it is Reaction: People think I go to community college...not that there's anything wrong with that Time spent on campus: training room College town: C Springs? NO Administration: I have know idea who runs this place, but it's been made perfectly obvious to me that the activities and interests I have aren't a priority Campus controversy: P.C. Mania School Pride: School arrogance maybe, but school pride...not feeling it. Unusual: CC is not actually as unusual as we advertise to be Experience to remember: The time I've spent at work getting to know people outside the CC bubble; memorable because I felt that these experiences held greater significance than the inter-bubble ones Frequent Complaints: Other people complain about a lot of other different things. I guess it depends on who you are and where you come from


The view is amazing. There are also great opportunities in the arts. But the best thing would have to be the block plan. I went to a huge state school previously and the block plan is so much better than the semester system. I spend most of my time doing activities outside of school. Since I am a studio are major I spend a lot of time in the studio as well. During the spring and even in the beginning of Fall everyone is outside tanning and playing on the quad. It's great having everyone out of class at the same time. The actual city of Colorado Springs isn't anything special, but it is a perfect little town and has great food spots within walking distance. It is also very beautiful with Pikes Peak right there. The only thing that I would change would be the gym facilities. They just put all new athletic stuff in the gym but still it is really small and gets really crowded during certain athletic seasons. Most of my friends just end up going 24 hour fitness because they have a student deal and really good facilities.


CC is an amazing place. It has a student body that takes advantage of its location, and the block plan facilitates individuality in academics and outside interests though some people don't like it. Students are athletic and attractive. Some mindsets are overly and restrictively politically correct. The geology department is incredable since you take a lot of field trips. Colorado Springs is a let down but if you know where to go, it has some gems (Bristol Brewery, Jack Quinns Pub, Garden of the Gods, Manitou Springs, The Omlette Parlor, 15C Cigar Bar). The administration needs to be much more transparent in faculty tenure decisions and diciplinary issues. There is a lot of school pride. The students often complain about the food, but the reality is that it is pretty good and always getting better; complaining about the food is just an unspoken tradition.


Size is great. City isn't all that great, there is NO college town. People automatically assume that I am a tree hugging hippy because I go to CC. Not the biggest fan of the administration but they are mostly okay. The frats keep getting into trouble which ruins the party atmosphere because the sororities can't have parties. The cost of food on campus is ridiculously high, but people are working on changing that.


CC is a super-liberal bubble within the conservative fortress of Colorado Springs. This makes for some very interesting town-college dynamics. Within the bubble itself, things are usually pretty great. I thought the size (i.e. student population) was about perfect, and the campus is pretty beautiful, with a great view of Pikes Peak. It's located in the middle of downtown (not exactly a teeming metropolis, but enough to offer entertainment and a decent nightlife) but close enough to the mountains to make hiking, camping, and skiing convenient. The professors are usually pretty awesome (you call them all by their first names!) and the classes are small enough to facilitate discussion. The administration and the students have a love-hate relationship, but they tend to balance each other out well. Overall, I wouldn't have wanted to go to college anywhere else.


I wish we could lift up the school and put it elsewhere, it's a terrible town. I also wish that the type of person that was admitted when I was a freshmen were still around. Most kids at CC right now are very cookie-cutter and unimpresive. The administration is completely zombie, as it is at most schools, entirely too politically correct and obnoxious about common sense things, while coming to take action in roundabout and ineffective ways.


CC's a great school. Unique and strange, but a great place to spend four years. Colorado Springs is a beautiful city and we're blessed to have such great outdoor activities so close by. CC students often claim to be open-minded but seem to be so only with their particular issues. I have only recently seen CC students reach out to those across the political spectrum who live near us. Students here love the block plan and the intensity that it brings. I have been on some great block breaks with my friends and I wouldn't trade those experiences for the world. There are some incredible professors here who have literally changed my life. I have had the opportunity to study abroad in three different places. CC's block plan allows that type of flexibility.


I think CC is too small sometimes. It's nice for keeping class sizes small and personal connections easier, but not so good for random hookups and constantly meeting new people. Colorado Springs is OK, it's a beautiful place with Pikes Peak, but as for the town...


The block plan is really intense - some classes may consume your life while others you may be able to float on through. Either way, your life is scheduled around what class you are in for that block.


Colorado College is on the block plan, which means we take one class at a time intensively. It is a pretty small school so most people's faces are recognizable. A lot of people think this is a community college when they hear the name but really it's fairly prestigious and difficult. Colorado Springs isn't so great but the outdoors nearby are excellent. Residential life is the college's biggest downfall. We are a wet campus, which means many of our events have alcohol for 21 and up. I think this is a good thing because it keeps us on campus. There has been some controversy lately about the administration and judicial (sort of) system on campus which appears to be quite biased. They don't release a lot of information to the students which is aggravating, especially when it comes to subjects such as sexual assault where students feel they may be in danger because of their ignorance of situations happening on campus.


CC was definitely the smallest school I applied to and I was very skeptical about the size, but now I love it! I went to a very large high school of about 4000 kids and I just love the close knit, family-like atmosphere that CC gives off. Most people have never even heard about Colorado College, which makes it even more special to me. I feel like it is almost fate that sends a student here. It is as if the school comes looking for you, not you searching for the school. The town of Colorado Springs is pretty lame, especially if you like the big city, but it has grown on me. Even if there is not much to do in the city, there is so much around the city, like Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak. Denver and all the ski resorts are very close as well. Colorado is just a beautiful state in general. The administration here is wonderful! I work in the admission's office and the thing I like most is that the admission's staff is not naive. Recently, some people have been wanting to make Colorado College a dry campus, but the staff understands that in reality drinking will always been happening on a college campus and the fact that it is a wet campus makes students more comfortable to get help when they are in a bad situation.


The block plan and the students enthusiasm for getting outside are what makes this school a great place for me. I transfered here from Vassar College after my freshman year because I didn't like the semester plan and I was missing the mountains. It's great how much people get out to go skiing, climbing, hiking, kayaking etc. Block Break, it's really all about block breaks. The last day of each block is on a Wednesday, and then everyone scatters across Colorado and Utah for a long weekend of fun and excitement. They are everyone's highlight. My favorite way to spend block break is to drive out to Utah after class on Wednesday and go climbing and canyon hiking in the desert sandstone.


It's Colorado College in Colorado Springs. Let's just say most of us live in a bubble.


The best thing about Colorado College is the block plan. only one subject on your brain at a time, and only one final every month makes things so MUCH better! The school is on the small side. it is very common to see the same people at every party. avoiding someone with the same lifestyle as you would be a difficult task indeed. Our administration is retarded. Recently, some students got into trouble (nearly suspended) for simply posting flyers for guys. It is a clear violation of the first ammendment, yet the president seemed to feel that little, tiny right didn't apply to a private school. school pride is only prevelant with our hockey team. the stands are packed and cheering is very loud. nothing beats the atmosphere in our arena.


The best thing about CC is that you are constantly surrounded by smart people. Even if they don't come across as smart (or have common sense) they do go to the school for a reason and you are usually able to hold an intelligent conversation with just about anyone. It is very small though and sometimes feels suffocating especially with Colorado Springs not being accessible to people without cars. Getting out and around Colorado Springs is difficult but I wouldn't say because the relationship between the college and town is strained but because it is so hard to get around without transportation. There are a lot of controversys that occur but I think many are blown out of proportion. It is good that the student body does question the administration and keep them on their toes. The quality of education is top notch and some of the teachers are just phenomenal. It's also so great to be around so many constantly active people. Most of the students aren't happy unless they're doing something and a huge motto at CC is Work Hard Play Hard!


The block plan is great, the people are awesome, good faculty, sick skiing


CC is a small, liberal arts college that offers opportunities that few other undergraduates offer. It is definitely challenging, but also very supportive and I think there is something here for everyone.


Colorado College is often confused with Boulder by imbeciles who are not privy to its unique awesomeness. CC is very much NOT Boulder as it is tiny in comparison but absolutely the perfect size for a liberal arts school. With about 2,000 students, you can become involved in recognized leadership roles quite easily and you can make friends anywhere. The block plan is ridiculously conducive to these ends as well. It may seem intimidating at first but the wonderful reality is that everyone's operating on the block plan so you have this never-boring shifting social network as well as academic schedule that keeps you on your toes while honing your flexibility when balancing between work and play. The easy-going personalities of CC students and professors is a result of these constant changes between blocks - adaptability is the wonderful outcome. CC has a work hard, play hard ethic that involves studying, writing creatively and effectively, field work, neon, spandex, body paint, and a splash of alcohol. It's an unbelievable experience to go to CC and any student who is even mildly attracted to the school, setting, or people, would be lucky to go there.


Firstly I always mention the picturesque view. Residential Life: kind of a a struggle. outdated dorms. however, cool opportunity to live in language houses/ small historic houses. lottery system okay. Campus Activities: if the weather is nice one can probably find at least 30{4a082faed443b016e84c6ea63012b481c58f64867aa2dc62fff66e22ad7dff6c} of the student body throwing frisbee, sunbathing, grilling, playing tennis golf, or playing music. at night vast majority of students go to house parties mainly to a) dress up in goofy costumes and b) drink (after drinking for a while in the dorms). on weekends the stereotype IS true that have the campus hits the slopes. goggle tans are common. block plans usually used to ski, roadtrip, backpack, drink, travel, relax. School pride HUGE at hockey games. lacking in other sports. Common complaints: food.


Well I really like the block plan because it may be cliche but I can focus on that one subject and still have time for all my extracurriculars and my job. It's a great school with a great faculty and while the weather may be random, it's beautiful out more often than it's not. I spend most of my time on campus and can usually find stuff to do. The campus itself is a very collegy feel, but just a ten minute walk away, you are in downtown Colorado Springs with food and shops, which is also nice.


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 great if you are connected. It is important to get involved in extracurriculars. The small size is great. The location is really nice because it is so close to the mountains. I don't like the fact that there is a wealthy majority, myself being part of a poor minority, on campus, but I guess that's what you get when you go to an expensive private school.


colorado college is an awesome school overall. it is small which actually ends up being nice. the professors are generally awesome. the biology department is amazing. physics department sucks. do not come here if you want to major in physics. not many people have ever heard of CC especially if you come from anywhere east of the mississippi. i like colorado springs. campus is gorgeous and the view is nice too.


The best thing is that the school supports student initiated projects. currently the students are demanding that the school become more environmentally sustainable and the school (administration, board, etc) are making some changes, gradually, but they are doing it. Because there isn't much going on in colorado springs that attracts a lot of cc students, campus and cc related events are generaly exciting and plentiful.


The block plan is amazing! The class sizes are nice and small so your prof actually knows you, you even have lunches and brunches at their homes. Some people think CC is a communit college, but why would I go to a community college in colorado? Its nice to be in a biggish town, but not too big. The administration and I have had issues in the past, them trying to charge me for adjuncts, but it worked out in the end. There is school pride, mostly for hockey, but for other stuff as well. I've had a fun four years here, some classes were killer, some amazing, and all taught me something (like I never want to take that class again!)


People always ask me if I'm going to community college when I tell them I'm going to "CC." I laugh because it's the farthest thing from community college. The student body is tight knit and laid back, there is room and time to do what you want, and the academics are the most challenging I've ever encountered. Our hockey team is a BIG DEAL. Most of the players will be, or have already been, in the NHL. The people who live in Colorado Springs are big supporters of the Tigers and come to all the games. Also, the location is the best. During block breaks, a very enjoyable and sanity-retaining aspect of the block plan, students go camping in the desert, snowboarding in the mountains with friends, take a short trip to Las Vegas, or go to Denver to browse the Natural History Museum. The possibilities are endless! Block breaks also help fend off homesickness because they allow most students to drive or fly back home for a little break from school.


Small school with great professors (great knowledge in their subjects, can explain this knowledge well, and are extremely available), great students (for the most part friendly, outgoing, knowledgeable), and a beautiful campus. The city of Colorado Springs, however, sucks. The surrounding region is great though, especially if your an outdoors fan and like biking, hiking, and snowboarding (the nearest slopes are just 2 hours away). Also a lot of awesome parities here.


The best thing about Colorado College are the opportunities there are to study abroad. With the block plan you have the chance to study abroad for one block, an entire semester, or during the summer. Right after my freshman year I w able to study in Spain for two blocks and it was something I will never forget.


CC is a nice small school where everyone is incredibly friendly and enthusiastic. Students all seem to love the school but are lacking school spirit regarding sports. It is nice to be able to walk around campus and see familiar faces everywhere I go. Unfortunately the majority of Colorado Spring dislikes the school, but there are a few cute coffee shops and an excellent ice cream place downtown, which luckily is walking distance from campus. Campus is absolutely beautiful in the winter when the christmas lights illuminate the snow along the walk ways.


Awesome size, totally perfect for me. CO Springs is pretty lame, and you neeeeeed a car to not feel trapped on campus. But its a fun community and you can usually find stuff you want to do. There's a weird sense of school pride, like we know our school is weird but we totally rep it. One issue - when I tell people I go to CC, they're like, "Oh, Boulder, nice." IT'S NOT BOULDER.


colorado college is way different then colorado springs, it is much more liberal and kind of in its own bubble. the opportunity for study abroad is amazing though


The best thing about Colorado College is the block plan on the honor code. It filters into our lives not only academically, but socially as well. We do things at full volume academically with hours of studying, homework, fieldwork, labs, and extensive essays. We ARE cramming in a semesters amount of work into three and a half weeks. The honor code allows our professors to teach us like adults, with no test at CC ever being proctored because they trust that we will not violate the honor code by cheating. Not only is this a great way to learn with great class discussions and in-depth analysis, but social lives on the block plan are equally as amazing. As intense as our academic lives are, our social lives are two. Block 1 and 8 follow the "Senior Calendar" with a party every night of the week, and the weekends are even better. The majority of parties here are theme parties, with people parading around in outrageous and silly outfits. Advice to incoming freshmen-bring a lot of neon and spandex. Since students are required to live on campus, our campus is really tight and quite the bubble from the conservative bastion of surrounding Colorado Springs. I love the CC Administration, the President is an incredibly cool guy who holds regular office hours in the worner campus center, and is always willing to listen and loves the school. The dean is amazing, and everyone responds when you need help. I needed money or a place to stay in Washington DC for an internship this summer, so I sent out an email to a ton of administrators, and after a week, one admin found a family of CC student willing to host me. You can do anything you want at this school, and with the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, including Pikes Peak-thats the literally beauty of it.


CC is first and foremost a great place to learn. You are inundated by a population of people willing to learn and also have fun, and you are with them all the time because you live together. I usually spend most of my time on campus either in the student centre getting a coffee with friends or alone to study, or in my house/hall with my roommates, or if it's warm studying or hanging out outside.


"Work hard, play hard" is the perfect motto for CC


The best thing about CC is the block plan. Many professors tell us that we work harder than most undergraduate programs, but we don't know the difference. We are all capable of writing a 10 page paper and reading 100 pages for the next day. Thats life here and everyone gets used to it. Because generally, even if you have that much work to do, you'll still go out that night, go nuts, get your work done, and probably end up with an A in the class. Thats entirely possible. Another awesome thing about the block plan is that lots of classes travel because that professor owns you for the block. I've been to Santa Fe twice, Alaska once, Chile once, and to several different places in CO numerous times. My friends have done better: one went to Italy, London, one to Greece, many to Chile and Argentina, and so many students go to Taiwan, Somolia, and Spain. Those aren't abroad programs, those are BLOCKS! We're the only school that does that much traveling, and simply because we can. I'm from a huge high school, about 4,000 students. CC is close to 1900 students. And this school has never felt too small for me. People react in different ways when I tell them I go to CC. Some people think I'm naming some community college, and that sucks. But for people who know the name, they're impressed. Colorado Springs isn't much of a college town, but we have good areas. This is also the Air Force town and a HUGE Christian town. Areas here are great for us, but most of the time the area is too conservative for CC students.


I feel like the size and number of students at Colorado College is about just right. The campus is small enough to make getting to classes bearable when the weather is just dumping snow, but big enough to allow for alot of different activities and places to go. As for the number of students, its just enough where everyday i see someone I don't know, but when I go out and party I usually recognize everyone there as have seen them around campus.


The best thing about CC is the block system. Bottom line. It's why people all over the world come here. And it just makes sense. Followed closely are the quality of professors, small class sizes, and Colorado Springs setting--the ideal college town with a 400,000 population so you feel like you're in a real city, but close enough to the Rockies that you can get away from civilization within minutes.