Colorado College

712 reviews
  1. Colorado Springs, CO
  2. 4 Year
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    C
Colorado College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
Address
14. E Cache La Poudre St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Colorado College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
18%
SAT Range
1220-1430
ACT Range
28-32
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Recommended
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$24,141/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,459/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,577/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,316/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,688/ year
  • $110k+
    $40,329/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.35 responses
84%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.31 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.32 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,036Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
11%
Varsity Athletes
15%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Adventurous
    48%
  • Outdoorsy
    29%
  • Cute AF
    10%
  • Intellectual
    10%
  • Liberal
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
64%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.45 responses
Poll
75%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.59 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Liberal
    47%
  • Adventurous
    42%
  • Engaging
    11%

After Colorado College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
86%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.19 responses

Reviews

712 reviews
  • Excellent
    126
  • Very Good
    274
  • Average
    249
  • Poor
    40
  • Terrible
    23
At first I was skeptical about the block plan whilst being a science major. But it is indeed possible; it is very time consuming and requires dedication and perseverance! I really enjoy how you can immerse yourself in a course for 3.5 weeks. For example, I'm currently taking Arabic, and I LOVE the class and language. There are days when I'm spending hours practicing and listening to Arabic by doing my homework, speaking with a classmate, listening to disney in Arabic, etc. So, if I had the chance to reapply to CC (Colorado College), I most certainly would because of the scenery and the wonderful people I have encountered.
  • College Freshman
  • 9 months ago
Overall the campus is very homogeneous but there are tons of organized student groups and social groups that are very diverse. It is easy to surround yourself with majority students outside the classroom and the diversity has increased, and is increasing, markedly. The most notable challenge is the lack of diversity in political and religious beliefs, CC is very liberal and not very into organized religion but is very spiritual. It is still always great to have more conservative people around and most are respectful. When it comes to religion (and ethnic/racial diversity) students are often excited to learn about other cultures and beliefs. There are many support orgs. for different sexual orientations but not a very big LGBTQIA+ population, we welcome everyone though!
  • College Sophomore
  • Nov 20 2013
I've had a fantastic time so far. My professors are engaging, my classes are interesting, and the campus is beautiful. Everyone has some sort of hidden talent that surprises you, people are fit and care about being in touch with the outdoors, and are generally fun to be around. My peers are smart and can be engaged both intellectually and physically, and are generally nice, and outgoing people. I love being so close to so many opportunities in the outdoors, and the party scene is pretty sweet too!
  • College Freshman
  • Nov 26 2015