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Colorado College

Colorado Springs, Colorado

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Colorado College overview
Location Colorado Springs, Colorado
Online coloradocollege.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
Colorado College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Colorado College, founded in 1874, is a private liberal arts college located in Colorado Springs, roughly 70 miles south of Denver. The institution is distinctive for its "Block Plan," an intensive academic schedule where students take and focus on one course at a time for three and a half weeks. Colorado College's campus boasts a mix of contemporary and historical architecture, including several buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places, set against the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains. Housing is provided for all four years, and the majority of students live on campus in a variety of residential options. Colorado College has a highly selective admissions process and is known for its environmental science programs, among other majors. While the college has a range of athletics, it is particularly recognized for its Division I men?s ice hockey team, known as the Tigers.

In the most recent statistical year 7,846 prospective students applied, and 1,279 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 534 enrolled in the school.  2,151 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 52 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $64,554 plus fees of $474. Colorado College is ranked 80 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Colorado College is rated within the top 18% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 9 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Colorado College overview
SAT 1260/1480
ACT 29/33
GPA 3.98

Applications Accepted

Colorado College overview
Applications Due Jan 15, 2024
Applicant Competition Very High
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Colorado College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,240
Other Fees$474
Room and Board $14,376
Budget for Other Expenses$2,584
Total One Year Cost$83,228

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$46,000 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

88% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Colorado College students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 29%
Biology 15%
Visual and Performing Arts 9%
English and Literature 7%
Natural Resources Conservation 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=126678 IPEDS survey data for Colorado College.

Current students may use the Colorado College GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.