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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: They aren't need blind so sometimes they don't meet your full need, you'll still have to look for ways to make the money throughout the year

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: A lot more homeless people than expected, friendly people, a couple of clubs on Tejon, people think the students are stingy, school sports (hockey) are the biggest thing, most everything is pretty expensive, but good quality

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: They try their best and do as much as they can to educate everyone and prevent any cases such as these but it's still a huge problem on campus

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Nothing super odd about the department, everyone is extremely welcoming and wants you there, very hard to double major though

3 College Sophomore

Majors: Not a very big department, they don't have a lot of staff for some of the classes but you get native speakers a majority of the time, good facilities, great internship/scholarship opportunities.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of choices and places to go in town, very vegetarian and vegan friendly

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Lots of places to go, sometimes can be a bit boring because it's just the same thing over and over

5 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: Campus Security can be a group of the most kind and cool people as long as you aren't breaking the rules. Stay safe and stay away from trouble and security will be your best friend, which is super cool (I honestly love some of the campus safety patrol, they always are telling jokes and helping us out).

5 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: Everybody is athletic in some way, so everybody keeps in shape. For the most part, people are super friendly and some of the nicest people you'll get to know, and if they're not, it's a big enough school to just avoid them. You'll find your group here, and you'll have a great social life with those people. Just be open to any and everyone who comes along and soon you'll find exactly the people you want to spend four years with

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4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Dining: There are a lot of options. Often they're cycled across a long schedule, but by the time you start feeling tired of the food you can probably switch the meal plan. The food is really quite tasty until you begin to feel tired of it, at which point you can go find someplace outside of school, cook in your dorm if you have the means to do so, or get care packages from home. Honestly though, the food is pretty good.

Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: I did not apply for financial aid, but if you are in need the school does supply it and is generous to those who truly need it. If you come from a high income family and don't need the cash, don't expect much help from the school. There are some scholarships, and if you feel like you meet all the requirements, by all means apply for them.

3 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: In terms of racial diversity and sexual orientation, there isn't much diversity. Everybody is accepting of all types of people here, but you won't always find the diversity that people appreciate so much. It's a common complaint around campus that there isn't enough diversity, but the problem gets better with each year. If you consider yourself a minority, do not hesitate to join us! We can guarantee that there are some of the most accepting people you could imagine here at CC.

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: You can't go wrong by choosing this place. Even the people who choose to leave this place are glad that they came here and tried it, and the number that leave is truly tiny. Everybody loves the block plan, it's really true. Once you find what you love to do, getting to take blocks where you study those things for three and a half weeks is a dream come true. The people who graduate from here go on to have the best lives they can have, whether it's doing nonprofits or going to top graduate schools and finding super cool jobs.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: The initial questionnaire for incoming students can really be helpful for setting you up in the right atmosphere, so answer honestly! Each year after the first, students get more and more options for housing, including off campus housing in senior year. If you can find a group of people you like to room with, you can turn any room on campus into the best room. Find a building that matches how much partying and noise you want, how much cleanliness you want, etc.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: If you've got transportation, the whole city opens up to you and you've got endless options at your fingertips. For the most part though, students stick with the on-campus food or the occasional trip to a grocery market or fast food place. I haven't been around quite long enough to speak for everyone, but for the most part, dining happens on campus.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Strictness: As long as you don't disrupt anyone or otherwise pose a "threat to others or yourself" you can pretty much get away with things. Just don't be stupid. Don't get drunk or high and go into public, and don't bring your drinks or drugs into the open. As long as you do that, the safety officers will leave you alone. I've gotten to know some great safety officers who honestly care about my safety and will even give me rides if I'm late for class.

Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: I haven't gone to any Greek parties yet and haven't joined a fraternity, so I can't speak for any of the Greek life here. However, given how little people talk about it both in admissions and at school, there really is no pressure. The people who join are the people who want it.

4 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: I personally don't care very much for sports, so I'm absolutely fine with there being no real dramatic Varsity sport scene here. The hockey team is definitely the huge deal around here varsity sports wise, but if you're interested in intramurals we've got everything. Rock climbing and skiing are the big two in terms of recreational sports, we've even got a big indoor climbing gym and a bus system that takes people to the mountains.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: The professors are very nice, there is a lot of study abroad opportunities, and lots of support if you need any.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: The sciences on the block plan is rigorous but doable. Other subjects are challenging as well, but there are a few classes that are a breeze. The library has tutoring options for all subjects, and most professors have a lot of open office hours, so it's easy to get the help you need should you need it.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: We have some cool, very old, buildings and some recently renovated buildings as well. Campus is very beautiful with lots of trees, flowers, green grass, and the mountains as the backdrop. There are always students chilling, on a good day, outside under the trees, hammocking, climbing trees, and playing ultimate. Frequently, a band plays outside the student center. We also have a carnivore club that provides free burgers in front of the student center.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: I think the friendly, welcoming, laid-back atmosphere of our school distinguishes it the most. And there is, of course, the block plan.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I really enjoy my time at this school. The staff are all very nice and helpful. The students are all very laid-back and nice as well. I met some really interesting and cool people here that I probably couldn't have met anywhere else. This school helped me to grow as a person. The experiences and the people I met is the reason why I would chose this school again given a second choice.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Most of the food on campus is organic, and you'll find drinks and snacks here that's hard to find anywhere else. We have three dining options that all have fairly good food.

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The climate, social opportunities, intense academics, and the chance to become involved in a variety of activities (even as a first-year student) sways visitors within moments of stepping onto Colorado College's campus. Incoming students and those planning to apply should drop in for a visit, either for the day or overnight.

More than most other colleges, CC earns respect from its current students and graduates for the training it provides in many areas that serves students well throughout their careers. Aside from social and academic elements, CC brings amazing speakers and activities to campus. Better yet, with all the grants and funding available for student projects, rarely a night passes without a student giving a presentation about his or her adventures hiking in Tibet, helping immigrants survive at the U.S.-Mexico border, or interning in the Antarctic. It’s possible to get an education nearly anywhere, but to get a real educational experience, CC is a perfect choice.

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