Colorado College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

Colorado College
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Admissions at Colorado College are highly selective, with less than 20 percent of applicants accepted. Students will need grades well above average, and will also be considered based on academic history, extracurricular activities, writing skills, and other factors. Students interested in Colorado College can apply using the Common Application, which can save time and energy when applying to multiple schools. Additional materials include high school transcripts, teacher evaluations, an application fee, and a personal essay.

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Admissions Data (2016)

Colorado College Description

Founded before Colorado was even a state, Colorado College has a rich history of education. The school nearly always finds itself on the lists of top colleges in the United States, and the school has a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Academics at Colorado College are unusual because of the school's "block plan"--students take a single class at a time in short three-and-a-half week semesters. This allows faculty and students to devote all their attention and energy to a single subject at a time. Located in Colorado Springs at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, Colorado College's natural environment is breathtaking. Popular sports at Colorado College include basketball, lacrosse, track and field, swimming and diving, ice hockey, and volleyball.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 2,114 (2,101 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 46% Male / 54% Female
  • 99% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $50,892
  • Books: $1,248 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,668
  • Other Expenses: $2,592
  • Total Cost: $66,400

Colorado College Financial Aid (2015 - 16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 61%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 49%
    • Loans: 34%
  • Average Amount of Aid​
    • Grants: $39,788
    • Loans: $4,763

Academic Programs

Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 96%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 82%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 87%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Track and Field, Cross Country, Lacrosse, Ice Hockey, Basketball
  • Women's Sports: Cross Country, Lacrosse, Basketball, Volleyball, Swimming and Diving, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field

Data Source

National Center for Educational Statistics

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