Colorado College


Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Private

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Colorado


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.

Most Popular Majors

Anthropology, Biology, Economics, English, Environmental Science, Geology, History, Neuroscience, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 2026
Total Grad Students: Not available
Undergraduate Students: 2065
Faculty: 175

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 12:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 12:1

Percent Male: 46%
Percent Female: 54%

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Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 81%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 87%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

14 E Cache La Poudre
Colorado Springs Colorado 80903


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Main Phone: 719-389-6000

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Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

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Minimum GPA for Applying:
While we do not require a minimum GPA, we do prefer applicants who have taken a rigorous load of liberal arts and sciences courses at their current college or university.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
A letter grade of 'C-' or higher is required to earn transfer credit. 'D+' and below will not earn transfer credit at Colorado College.

Credits (Min/Max):
You must earn 64 semester hours in residence at Colorado College to earn your bachelor's degree.

Test Scores for Applying:
Standardized test scores are required.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
A College Official's Report and two instructor evaluations are required.

Essay(s) required:
The Common Application is asking for your reasons for transferring out of your current institution while the Supplement prompts are asking how you would fit at CC specifically.

Application Fee:
There is a $50 application fee or fee waiver request.

Other Requirements:
A statement of good standing from prior institution(s) is required of all for admission consideration.

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 28 32
English 28 33
Math 26 31
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 610 710
Math 610 700
Writing 620 700

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Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 406

Transfers Accepted: 37

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 9%

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 26%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -17%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1182

Other Expenses: 1502

Room and Board: 9416

Tuition and Fees: 40050

Total Cost: 52150

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Each year our enrollment and financial aid availability fluctuates for transfers, making our transfer process less easy to predict. Check with our transfer coordinator for more information on this year's space and financial aid availability.

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 5176

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 49%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 43%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 25%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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