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Welcome, Class of 2025!

Colorado College welcomes 628 incoming members of the Class of 2025 for this academic year. CC's Class of 2025 was selected from 10,969 applicants and had a 14 percent admit rate.

For the eighth year in a row, more than a quarter of the incoming class self-identify as students of color (28%) and seven percent are international students. In the last decade, the population of students of color and international students has increased by more than 60% while 10% of our incoming class are first in their families to attend college.

This year, 27% of the class participated in some type of tutoring/mentoring in their communities, while over 50% of students held a job at some point over the past year, mostly in front-line worker jobs, and 55% were involved in some type of service oriented project.

The Class of 2025 includes students with a wide range of interests and accolades, such as:

  • A National Speech & Debate All-American,
  • A student who composed classical and contemporary music that was later performed by professional musicians at the Boston Conservatory,
  • A Scholastic All-American in swimming,
  • A state champion in doubles tennis,
  • A student who received the Certificate of Merit from the American Red Cross — the highest award given — for helping people with drug addiction,
  • A student who was invited to present and meet with members of U.S. Congress to push for water rights legislation,
  • Another who had editorials published by the Denver Post and Washington Post,
  • A student who wrote and produced a film on the summer of 2020,
  • Another who received an art endowment to paint a 30x8 ft mural in their hometown and was locally recognized,
  • A student who founded their own scuba diving instruction school,
  • Someone who lived on a sailboat with their family for three years and crossed the Atlantic Ocean THREE times, and
  • A student who advocated for their school to become the first in the state to raise a Black Lives Matter flag.

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic changed the educational landscape for the majority of members of the class: 94% learned either completely virtually/remotely or using some version of hybrid learning their senior year. In addition, many helped out to make life better for others during the pandemic:

  • A student founded an organization that donated 10,000 masks to lower-resourced communities,
  • A student founded an online tutoring service for disadvantaged youth in “connectivity deserts,”
  • A student established a food bank that reached over 4,000 households,
  • Another who started their own social media platform to connect isolated students during the lockdowns,
  • A student who worked in a mask factory in their hometown, and
  • A student who taught themselves to code, then started a remote job as a software engineer developing software to track Coronavirus cases.
Welcome to the Class of 2025! We are glad to have you and wish you a great year!
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