Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colorado

– 2,118 undergraduates
– 10:1 student to faculty ratio
– 16% acceptance rate
– Mid 50% SAT 620-710, ACT 28-32
– 96% retention rate – Freshman returning for their sophomore year
– NCAA Div I
– 7.4% of students who have no financial need receive on average $9,490
– 100% of financial need met
– 86% of students live on campus
– Private university
– 82% of students come from out of state
– Located in the city of Colorado Springs with a 100 acre campus, just 6 blocks from downtown and the mountains as the backdrop
– Academic structure – Block plan, take 1 class at a time, 1-4 classes 1sr half and then 5-8 2nd half
– Monday – Friday for 3 weeks and then Monday – Wednesday for the 4th week, 9-12. Finals or closing paper and then have 4.5 days off
– Can design your own major
– 1st year experience are the 1st 2 blocks you take – Have a mentor
– Very hands on with professors
– Students come from all over the country
– Cap classes at 25, average class size 16
– Everyone is engaged
– Can switch into another class by day 3, which is equivalent to 3 weeks under a traditional curriculum
– Acceptance into medical school is 88%
– Meet 100% of demonstrated need
– Classes have involved discussion
– Looking for intellectually curious students
– Many opportunities that are student driven
– Have a farm on campus, 70% of food for the school is local
– Over 80% of students participate in intramural sports
– Climbing gym
– Liberal atmosphere yes Colorado Springs is conservative

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