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Jill TiefenthalerColorado College has a wealth of resources and wonderful people who make our community a distinctive place. The fresh thinking, innovative spirit, and dedicated service ethic that thrive at Colorado College convinced me that this institution is one that truly values the individual and the pursuit of knowledge. These are only a few reasons I chose Colorado College.

Colorado College offers an exceptional learning environment in which students gain the knowledge and skills they need to be leaders and thinkers in today’s world.  The core of our academic community is our strong faculty who are dedicated to students.  Like scholars at other top institutions, Colorado College professors are actively advancing knowledge in their respective disciplines.  However, our professors are distinct in their commitment to teaching.  This dedication to undergraduate education allows students to experience rich and thought-provoking classroom discussion as well as meaningful interaction with faculty outside of class.  The Block Plan schedule is particularly conducive to this form of learning, allowing students and faculty to fully engage in one another’s success and education.  Students who graduate from this environment are well equipped to interact with individuals from all backgrounds and cultures, to think creatively about solving complex problems, and to understand our rapidly changing global society.

The passion of our faculty is perhaps only rivaled by the intellectual curiosity of our students.  Colorado College is home to a diverse and engaged student population.  Not only will students study new and interesting topics, but they will also live and socialize with peers from around the world.  This year’s incoming class is comprised of students from 25 foreign countries and 42 states.  More than 20 percent are students of color, and this class’s academic credentials are among the most impressive in our history. 

In many ways, Colorado College resembles the stunning physical environment that surrounds our campus.  Like the Rocky Mountains, our academic community is a bold and adventurous place that challenges students while also providing them with a plethora of experiences for personal growth and enrichment.  I believe that students will thrive in this environment.

When you visit our campus, you will discover what makes Colorado College one of the best liberal arts colleges in the country. In the meantime, continue to look through our website to gain information about our offerings and see what makes this institution unique. If I can be of help to you, please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns. 

With warm regards,


Jill Tiefenthaler
President