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    Want the low-down on Colorado College? You've come to the right place.


    The Block Plan (eight 3-1/2 week sessions, equivalent to four semester hours each). Students take only one course per block and professors teach only one course per block.


    All classes are taught by professors, 95 percent of whom hold the highest degree in their field. No teaching assistants. No graduate instructors.

    Curriculum and Majors

    Colorado College seeks to provide a broad liberal arts education. During the second year at the college, a student chooses a major field in which to take concentrated work. Minors, double majors, and self-designed majors (under the heading of "Independently Designed Major") are also possible.

    Many majors allow special concentrations within broad disciplinary study. In addition to the regular English literature track, for example, the English major also offers a creative writing track and a film track. Colorado College has several combined or distributed majors for students whose interests require concentrated work in more than one department. 

    Student Retention and Graduate Study

    Excluding students who take a temporary personal leave, 88 percent of CC students graduate within six years. 46% of graduates were found to have begun or have completed graduate work within five years of graduation.

    Student Life

    Colorado College students invest their time in a plethora of activities including the arts, athletics, community service, ethnic and cultural groups, media publications, spiritual groups, and student organizations. Student housing is guaranteed for all four years, and students are required to live on campus for the first three. 78 percent of students live on campus, where resources and services are abundant and easily accessible.

    Study Abroad

    Before graduating, 74 percent of students study abroad, including domestic programs in various locations around the country.


    Colorado College accepts the Common Application, the QuestBridge Application, or the Coalition Application along with a writing supplement. There is no application fee.


    • Early Decision I (binding) deadline is November 1; notification comes in mid-December.
    • Early Action (non-binding) deadline is November 1; notification comes in late-December.
    • Early Decision II (binding) deadline is January 15; notification comes in mid-February.
    • Regular Action deadline is January 15; notification comes in mid-March.

    The reply date for both early action and regular action applicants is May 1. Admitted students may request by May 1 to defer entrance for one year.

    Tuition and Financial Aid

    We remain committed to the philosophy that cost should not deter a student from considering Colorado College. While the majority of college aid is need-based, we do offer some merit-based scholarships, as well as athletic scholarships through our two NCAA Division I athletic programs – women's soccer and men's ice hockey.

    We require the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the CSS PROFILE form. We encourage all students and parents to read the Financial Aid Policies Handbook.

    Academic Year 2019-20

    Fixed Direct Charges




    Student Activity Fee


    This pays for all activities funding through CCSGA

    Housing Allowance


    Based on a double room in a residence hall (cost of attendance does not increase for more expensive housing options)

    Meal Allowance


    Based on meal plan B

    Estimated Expenses (based on averages for a 9 month period)

    Books & Supplies



    Misc. Allowance


    Personal expenses



    2-3 trips home a year

    Total cost$74,760

    Health Insurance


    Additionally, all students are required to have health insurance while attending Colorado College and to provide annual proof of coverage either through a family health insurance plan or through the CC Student Health Insurance plan. More information is available with our Student Health Center.

    *The college’s actual annual cost of educating a student at Colorado College is higher than our tuition. However, income from our endowment and from gifts and grants subsidizes that amount, even for students who do not receive financial aid. For students eligible for financial aid, scholarship and grants further reduce the costs to students and their families.

    Our Undergraduate Community

    • 2,107 students from 49 states (including DC) and 55 foreign countries
    • 46 percent men
    • 54 percent women
    • 25 percent American ethnic minorities
    • 9 percent international (non-U.S. citizens)