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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Overall Colorado College is a top academic institution but the students do a lot of partying. Work hard, Play hard is our schools motto. Greek life is on the up and up which is a huge plus

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4 College Junior

Campus Food: Food is generally very good. There are plenty of dairy-free, vegan, gluten free, and vegetarian options. Lots of the food is fresh and local. Rastall usually has a great selection at lunch/dinner, but saturday/sunday brunch is a student favourite. The Preserve does great pizzas, salads and sandwiches. Benji's has grill options (burgers, fries, grilled cheese etc.) A mexican bar with tacos, quesadillas, etc. And there is also a noodle/rice bowl station.

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3 College Junior

Scholarships: Financial aid is available but there are certainly people who do not receive as much as they need.

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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: The three freshman dorms are becoming over crowded thanks to the three year on campus living rule, and the increased number of students admitted to the freshman year. Slocum is clearly the superior of the three freshman dorms, newest, cleanest etc. Sophomore housing and junior apartments are above average.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I do not know a lot about off-campus housing because I'm a rising sophomore. People usually do not live off campus until their senior year. I heard that off-campus housing is difficult to get, is expensive, the landlords from Sunflower Management are hard to deal with, and the locations aren't convenient if you don't have a car or bike. It does not seem like off-campus housing is worth it.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorm life is alright. There is a fairly large selection for housing after freshman year. Mathias Hall is always dirty and too loud. Loomis Hall is a wonderful community but the dorm rooms are too small. Slocum Hall has large rooms, is always clean, and has plenty of study rooms. (Mathias, Loomis, and Slocum are all freshman dorms--freshman have no choice) The housing process is horrible for sophomores. We have lottery times. If you do not have an early time, you are in trouble. This year, half of the rising sophomore class was homeless on the second day of the lottery system. The social atmosphere is incredible. The people at Colorado College are passionate, intelligent, driven, down to earth, and adventurous. Colorado College is wildly expensive. Students get more attention from professors and more avenues for exploration and creativity but people who aren't rich/do not receive a substantial scholarship can not afford a Colorado College education (which makes me incredibly mad).

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: There are not many places to party as an underclassmen. The only consistent places to party are Kappa Sigma and the Lacrosse House. But, if you know an upperclassmen, you have access to a lot of house parties and kickbacks.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I do not have much experience with off-campus options near my school. But, the restaurants that are within walking distance are fairly priced and delicious. There are multiple cuisine choices as well. There are no restaurants with student discounts.

4 College Freshman

Administration: Colorado College is only strict about attendance (if you miss three classes--you automatically fail the block) and honor code. They take cheating and plagiarism extremely seriously. I like that they hold students to that standard. Campus safety and RA's are easy on partying in general--alcohol and drugs. I think they should be stricter because I have seen multiple people go to the hospital for alcohol poisoning or drug overdose/panic attacks. My dorm, Mathias Hall, was way too loud. It was difficult sleeping most nights.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: If your parent's combined income is six figures, they will not give you any financial aid. It is incredibly hard to get a merit based scholarship at my school. You have to be a genius-- a 36 on your ACT and a 4.5 gpa to get any awards. Other colleges offered me a substantial amount of merit based scholarship. Luckily, my parents have saved enough money to pay for all my tuition but I do not want them to have that financial burden. I'm trying to help my parent's with the tuition cost by applying for external scholarships and having a job.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The campus food is extremely expensive. As a result, most students have two meals a day instead of the recommended three. Rastall, Benji's and The Preserve usually have pretty good food but there is very little variety. I find myself getting sick of the food quickly. I enjoy Colorado Coffee because they have consistently delicious smoothies, drinks, and treats. They vary the treats and the smoothie and drink combinations fairly often. Overall, I do not think the price of food or drinks reflects its value. Students would like to have three meals a day and a snack/drink/or treat without worrying if they will run out of meal plan money.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The dorm space is rather limited, and freshmen have been having harder and harder times each year securing housing outside of forced triples.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: People used to have more cheer at this school. Now the games are not very popular.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I usually do not eat off campus because I have a meal plan and I need to use that money. However, Downtown C Springs has some quality options. Sushi, Greek, Pho, and many people order Chinese and Pizza. Great brunch options as well. There are also some nicer restaurant for a special occasion or when your parents visit.

3 College Freshman

Administration: Because weed is legal in CO but not on campus, this has been a bit of an issue. Very lenient about drinking. Protests are not discouraged. Pretty open communication.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I'm not a big partier. I think party is a silly word. Most parties are "house parties" which are crowded and loud. Sometimes people hang in smaller groups, but that is less prevalent at CC.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Rastall Dining Hall has options for everyone. There is always a vegan/vegetarian option. Sumptuous salad bar. Delicious desserts. Perfect pizza.

Preserve has good fruit and meals as well.

C store is basically a mini grocery store with fresh fruit a milkshake machine.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in a single in a language house. There's a community kitchen, large restrooms, and living room where people meet or eat or watch foreign films. Close proximity to food and classes. Nice atmosphere.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Only seniors are allowed to live off campus. Its normal a much better bargain than campus housing and since we aren't a big campus, even off campus housing is still very close to all the events happening on campus.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Downtown Colorado Springs isn't exactly cosmopolitan but it does have a few nice restaurants and shops that students like to visit on a regular basis.

4 College Freshman

Administration: Very understanding and progressive. They are certainly sympathetic and aim to create a fun and positive college experience.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Of all the private schools that I applied to, this was the most generous for financial aid. They certainly surpass anything the federal government would offer and the aid program is much stronger than any public school. It really makes an expensive liberal arts education affordable.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: There is almost always something going on and CC students are normally pretty creative while doing it.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: The non cafeteria options are a little pricey but there are many more options than a typical school cafeteria. Its all pretty healthy too. I think I eat healthier at school than at home.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I am in the newest dorm, Slocum, and its absolutely great. I have a nice sized room and was paired with an awesome roommate. I couldn't have been happier with how everything turned out.

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Jump for Joy Jump for Joy A CC freshman on a New Student Orientation trip to the Collegiate Peaks. NSO (also called Priddy) trips are a student's first taste of CC and offer them a chance to get to know a small group of people. The groups engage in service projects together across Colorado and the region.
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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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