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The Colorado College, also known as CC, was established in 1874. This private coeducational liberal arts college sits on a 90-acre campus in Colorado Springs, Colorado. CC's recent Enrolments have been more than 1, 500 students every year.

Colorado College offers more than 80 different majors and minors to choose from. Students can opt for courses in art, history, computer science, music, neuroscience, math, economics, environmental science, English, Spanish, and French, among others. There are also specialized pre-professional advising and cooperative programs.

The athletics department of Colorado College fields men's and women's teams in soccer, ice hockey, basketball, cross country, lacrosse, swimming and diving, softball, track and field, tennis, volleyball, and water polo. The teams are nicknamed the Tigers. Students also enjoy an active Greek life with the presence of fraternities and sororities including Kappa Sigma, Delta Gamma, Kappa Alpha Theta, and Kappa Kappa Gamma.

Profile of Colorado College

Colorado College is located in a large city, in Colorado Springs, CO. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degree levels at Colorado College top out at the Master's degree.

Course Topics

Students at the school often study mathematics, science, drama and performing arts, fine arts, liberal arts, and conservation and resource management.

Colorado College Selectivity

The admissions department at Colorado College does not accept all those who apply. In 2007, 68% of applicants were rejected at the school. Most students' verbal SAT scores were in the range of 610 to 700 in 2007. A quarter of students admitted in 2007 scored 690 or higher on the math SAT.


Students at the school benefit from the low student/teacher ratio. The school's tenure system is geared toward rewarding and keeping the most valuable professors. By paying its faculty better than most schools, the school tries to attract and retain a high quality teaching staff.

Student Enrolment

Colorado College offers classes to 2, 075 students (2, 062 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

The school serves primarily full-time students. Colorado College has a residential or campus feel. Many students live in housing on or near campus. Students sports include formal participation in Division III Independents competitions.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"At Colorado College our goal is to provide the finest liberal arts education in the country. Drawing upon the adventurous spirit of the Rocky Mountain West, we challenge students, one course a a time, to develop those habits of intellect and imagination that will prepare them for learning and leadership throughout their lives. "

Colorado College Programs and Degrees

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts308economics, history, political science, English, sociology, international economics, interdisciplinary studies, anthropology, . . .
Science88biology, biochemistry, geology, physics, chemistry
Education and Teaching61teacher ed, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching
Religion and Philosophy28religion, philosophy
Fine Arts24fine arts, art history and criticism
Therapy and Counselling22psychology
Conservation and Resource Management22environmental science
Mathematics10mathematics, mathematics and computer science
Drama and Performing Arts10drama, dance
Photography and Commercial Art6film studies
Computer Science and Engineering3computer and info science courses

Contact: Colorado College

Colorado College

14 E Cache La Poudre

Colorado Springs, CO 80903

General Phone: (719) 389-6000


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