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Class of 2018

It is my pleasure to introduce the Colorado College Class of 2018. Chosen from a record applicant pool of 7,612 students (up 32 percent from the previous record set in 2013), the Class of 2018 hails from 43 states, the District of Columbia, and 24 foreign countries. More than 27 percent of the class self-identify as students of color and another 7 percent are international students. 7 percent of our incoming class are the first in their families to attend college. In spring 2013, the college joined the QuestBridge organization as the 35th partner college, and we are proud to include 39 QuestBridge students in our inaugural year.

The Class of 2018 arrived in late August, and 552 students began their studies this fall - 535 on campus in Colorado and another 17 in Salamanca, Spain in a pilot program for first-year students. The students in Spain will complete four blocks of credit this fall and will join another 32 students as Winter Start students to begin their students on campus in January 2015.

This class includes artists, athletes, community stewards, poets, and scientists. This class speaks 27 languages and plays 22 musical instruments. This class boasts a nationally published poet, a Gates Millennium Scholar, a Second City ensemble member, a world-class mule packer, a mime, and a 2013 NHL draft pick.

Welcome to Colorado College, Class of 2018.

Mark J. Hatch, Vice President for Enrollment

Geographic Diversity of the Class of 2018

Geographic Diversity of the Class of 2018

Admitted Student Profile

The Enrolling Fall Class

  • 47% men 
  • 53% women 
  • 27% students of color 
  • 7% international 
  • 7% first generation

Acceptance Rates

Early Decision 25%
Early Action 21%
Regular Action 11%
Overall 18%

Median Test Scores

ACT 31
SAT composite (1600 scale) 1380
SAT composite (2400 scale) 2070