Skip to main content area Skip to institutional navigation Skip to sub-navigation

Class of 2020

Chosen from a pool of 7,997 students, the Class of 2020 arrived in mid-August with 540 students beginning their studies – 526 on campus in Colorado and another 14 in Europe as part of our Fall Semester Away program. The students studying in Europe will complete four blocks of credit and will join another 26 students as Winter Starts to begin their studies on campus in January 2017. The Class of 2020 hails from 45 states, the District of Columbia, and 21 foreign countries.

Members of the CC Class of 2020

For the fourth year in a row, more than half of the applicant pool chose to apply either Early Decision or Early Action. The overall admit rate dropped to a record low of 15.8 percent and the admit rates by round are as follows: Early Decision (1 and 2) 31.4 percent; Early Action 17.4 percent; Regular Action 6.2 percent.

For the fifth year in a row, a quarter of the class self-identify as students of color and another record-setting 10 percent are international students. In our fourth year as a QuestBridge partner, we are proud to introduce another 31 first-year QuestBridge students to Colorado College.

This class includes artists, athletes, community stewards, poets, and scientists. They speak 33 languages and plays 22 musical instruments. The Class of 2020 boasts 38 dual citizens, an opera performer, a composer, a climber who has scaled all 46 peaks in the Adirondacks, one Huffington Post writer, a competitive juggler, an ultramarathoner, and one professional special effects makeup artist.

Welcome to Colorado College, class of 2020!

Geographic Diversity of the Class of 2020

23% from the West; 12% from Colorado; 16% from the Midwest; 13% from the South; 24% from the Northeast; 12% from abroad

Admitted Student Profile

The Enrolling Fall Class

Acceptance Rates

Early Decision 1 & 2 31.4%
Early Action 17.4%
Regular Action 6.2%
Overall 15.8%

Median Test Scores

ACT 31
SAT composite (1600 scale) 1340
SAT composite (2400 scale) 2010