Welcome, Class of 2027!

Colorado College welcomes 521 incoming members of the Class of 2027 and 31 transfer students.

The Class of 2027 was selected from over 7,530 applicants, with an admission rate of 20%.

The incoming class comes from 45 states and 15 countries. Twenty percent of the class is from Colorado, 24% is from the northeast, 15% is from the south, 13% is from the Midwest, 24% is from the west coast, and 6% comes from abroad.

Four percent of the incoming class is international, and 34 students are dual citizens.

The incoming class speaks 39 languages, including American Sign Language, Amharic, Dutch, Hebrew, Latvian, and Somali.

The Class of 2027 is made up of writers, climate activists, musicians, athletes, world travelers, and entrepreneurs. Several students compete in rock climbing and bouldering at the national and international levels. One student worked on an oyster farm. One student is an avid birdwatcher, while another worked for two different wolf conservation centers, ensuring a safe and educational environment for wolves. Several students are published and award-winning poets and authors.

Members of the incoming class are passionate and care deeply about others and the world around them. One student founded a Sunrise Movement chapter in their hometown and has given presentations around the world about the causes and impacts of climate change, including in Africa and Europe. Another student works to protect local watersheds, where she takes water samples from different local areas to test for pollutants and sends them to the EPA to influence environmental policy.

More than 25% of the Class of 2027 identity as students of color and 11% of the incoming class are first-generation college students.

Thirty-two students were affiliated with QuestBridge, including 12 match winners.

Forty-four students will join the Class of 2027 after taking a gap year, and 19 Winter Start students will join our campus community in January.

The 31 transfer students are coming from 27 colleges and universities, and are between the ages of 18 and 22, with an average age of 19.

The 2023-2024 Common Read is The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together by Heather McGhee.

New Student Orientation begins Monday, Aug. 21. The 2023-24 academic year officially begins with Opening Convocation 2023 at 9 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 28, in Shove Memorial Chapel. Students and faculty will convene for classes following Opening Convocation.

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