Colorado College

14 E Cache La Poudre St, Colorado Springs, United States
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Overview of Colorado College

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:2,101
    • Men:961 Men (45.7%)
    • Women:1,140 Women (54.3%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Colorado College is 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:

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
-
-
Science
-
-
Foreign Language
-
-
Social Studies
-
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
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
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
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

Admission Details

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
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission 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

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

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


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


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

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
Not reported
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
30 average |28-32 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
65%
• Score 24 - 29
33%
• Score 18 - 23
2%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $52,818 (79.88%)
  • Room & Board: - $12,076 (18.26%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,230 (1.86%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Colorado College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
February 15
Award Notification Date
On or about March 20
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001347
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile
$25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


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 with 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

Scholarchips 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
Biological Sciences, Mathematics, Physical Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,855

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Other

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & 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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
50-99
# of Students

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

Libraries


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 Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Colorado College provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


96.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


82.4%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


86.4%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


87.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (49)


  • 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


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Student-designed major, Double major, English as a second language, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Social sciences, Biological/life sciences, Visual and performing arts

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Master's Programs of Study (13)


  • 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

Campus Life

Location & Geography

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

Available Transportation


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 of College Housing


75% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through junior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


25%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
tiger
School Colors
Black and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, ice hockey, racquetball, soccer, softball, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Colorado College offers choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


2,084

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
2,101
Women
1,140
Men
961

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

Number of Graduate Students


13

Student Resources

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