Colorado College

Colorado College is a nationally prominent, very selective, four-year liberal arts college founded in 1874. The 100-acre campus is located in the heart of Colorado Springs near the base of Pikes Peak. Colorado College offers an academic setting and a course of study as varied as its dramatic natural environment. The liberal arts curriculum provides an unsurpassed education for highly motivated students of varied social, ethnic, and economic backgrounds, to prepare them for positions of professional, political, and civic leadership in an increasingly complex, interdependent world. In addition to bachelor's degrees, the college offers a master of arts in teaching degree. One distinguishing feature of Colorado College is the Block Plan. Implemented in 1970, the Block Plan divides the academic year into eight three-and-one-half-week segments or "blocks." Students take and faculty teach one block at a time. (Each block is equivalent to four hours of credit under a semester system.) Students complete eight blocks per academic year. The Block Plan affords several advantages. First, courses do not place competing demands on students, so they are able to give their full attention to each. Professors organize their courses creatively. Seminar discussions, group projects, laboratory research, and field experiences are as frequent as lectures. At Colorado College, the student is an active participant, not a passive recipient, in the learning process.

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School Details

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Private, Coed 1874 N/A Semester $660.1 million + 14 E. Cache La Poudre Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 (719) 389-6000
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82 100.0 Colorado Colorado Springs 1150

Info & Regulations

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Campus size (acres) 100
Students who have cars on campus 20%
Alcohol permitted on campus for students of legal age Yes

Health & Safety

Basic student services offered

nonremedial tutoring
day care
health service
health insurance

Campus safety and security services offered

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols
Late night transport/escort service
24-hour emergency telephones
Lighted pathways/sidewalks
Controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc.)


Career services offered

on-campus job interviews
resume assistance
career/job search classes
alumni network
interest inventory
interview training

Computer Resources

Computers available for student use in

residence halls
computer center/labs
student center

Library & Museum Information

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On-campus library Yes
Museums or special academic buildings on campus Electronic music studio; observatory; herbarium; four greenhouses; Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer; Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer; the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, Packard Hall, 300-seat concert/lecture hall; ph

Learning Disabled (LD) Students

Services for LD students

Tape recorders
Note-taking services
Oral tests
Learning center
Extended time for tests
Priority seating
Substitution of courses
Texts on tape
Exams on tape or computer
Other testing accommodations

Physically Disabled Students

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Accessibility of campus to physically disabled students Mostly

Services for physically disabled students

Note-taking services
Tape recorders
Special housing
Adaptive equipment
Reader services
Braille services
Interpreters for hearing-impaired
Talking books