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We are gearing up for Spring travel! Check 'CC Coming to You' to learn where we are traveling to this Spring.

Eight of the Best

Eight of the Best

Each of these highly selective residential colleges has something distinctive to offer. As a group, we place great value on student-faculty interaction, small classes, and challenging curricula. 

These colleges send a high percentage of graduates on to graduate and professional schools, and count their alumnae/i leaders in virtually every field.

In the fall and spring, the Deans and Directors of Admission of these eight colleges hold receptions. They invite you and your parents to attend one in your area. The program will include presentations on admission, financial aid, and each of the colleges. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions about each college individually.

Click the links below to register and learn more about the programs offered.

Spring 2016 (May 15-19) Fall 2016 (September 11-15)
Chicago, IL (May 15) Washington, DC (September 11)
Minneapolis, MN (May 16) Raleigh, NC (September 12)
Denver, CO (May 17) Tampa, FL (September 13)
Phoenix, AZ (May 18) Houston, TX (September 14)
San Diego, CA (May 19) Austin, TX (September 15)

Eight of the Best Counselor Breakfast

Denver, CO
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Marriott City Center Hotel
1701 California Street, Denver, CO 80202
Check-in: 7:30 AM
Program: 8:00 AM
Register Now

If you are interested in the other Counselor Breakfasts associated with Eight of the Best this year, please click here for more information.


Our Program

Our Program - The Block Plan

Colorado College’s innovative approach to the liberal arts is the Block Plan, our uniquely intensive academic schedule that allows students to dive into a different subject every three-and-a-half weeks. Students take one class at a time for three-and-a-half weeks, totaling four classes per semester and eight classes per year. Students take, and professors teach, one class at a time for approximately three hours per day, from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday. The flexibility of the Block Plan allows for field study and study abroad, including day-long, week-long, and block-long trips domestically and internationally. At the end of each block, students take four-and-a-half days to relax, refresh, and explore during block breaks.

Our Place

Our Place - Colorado Springs

Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Colorado Springs is the second-largest city in Colorado. Boasting at least 300 days of sunshine per year, Colorado Springs sits at 6,035 feet in altitude with Pikes Peak as a backdrop. Because the Block Plan encourages interaction between you and your surroundings, Colorado College offers two satellite campuses in the Rocky Mountain region — the Baca campus in Crestone, Colorado, and the CC cabin in Divide, Colorado. Ranked the number one best town by Outside magazine and the number one big city to live in by Money magazine, Colorado Springs offers a perfect blend of indoor and outdoor activities.

Our People

Our People - A Vibrant, Caring Community

Life at CC has a distinct rhythm with students, faculty, and staff all working on the Block Plan. Students engage with each other and their passions both inside and outside the classroom. Our residential campus requires students to live on campus for three years in traditional residence halls, small houses, themed houses, and apartments. Our food community sees students connecting over meals, coffee, farming, and cooking.


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