Colorado College

country rank  379
world rank  995

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University Overview

Founded in 1874, Colorado College is a non-profit private liberal arts higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the medium city of Colorado Springs (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Colorado. This institution also has a branch campus in Crestone. Officially accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Colorado College (CC) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 2,000-2,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Colorado College (CC) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 148 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 10-20% making this US higher education organization a most selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. CC also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Acronym CC
Founded 1874
Motto Scientia et Disciplina
Learning through Hard Work
Colours Black and gold

University Location

Address 14 E Cache La Poudre Street
Colorado Springs
80903 Colorado
United States
Tel +1 (719) 389 6000
Fax +1
Other locations Crestone

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is recommended
- Secondary school rank is recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is recommended
- Recommendations are required
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are recommended
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is recommended
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 10-20%
Admission Office 14 East Cache La Poudre
Colorado Springs 80903
(719) 389 6344
800 542 7214

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 2,000-2,999
Academic Staff 200-299
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus
2000 Classification Baccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts
Size & Setting Four-year, small, highly residential institution
Enrollment Profile Very high undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences focus, no graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Colorado College's Library
Colorado College's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 392,705 physical volumes, 33,856 physical media, 41,247 digital/electronic medium and 324 licensed digital/electronic databases. Colorado College's library has 1 branch.
Housing Yes
Colorado College provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 1,759 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM)
  • Annapolis Group of Liberal Arts Colleges (Annapolis Group)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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