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First-Year Applicants

Through a thorough and holistic process, we seek to understand your academic fit as well as your co-curricular contributions. While the Common Application and school transcript help us understand your academic strengths, it is our Supplement to the Common Application that helps us see how you might utilize the Block Plan and add to the dynamic student body at Colorado College.

We also invite you to interview with us as part of our review process, a meeting that can help us understand your high school experience, your academic passions, and how you might fit within our small community.

Here are the most recent application numbers from our Class of 2016:


Applications: 5668
Admitted: 1286 (23%)
Enrolled: 525 (41%)

Rank in class (Admitted students with an official class rank)

23% in the top 1%
55% in the top 5%
72% in the top 10%
94% in the top 25%

For test score information please see our section on testing.