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The Colorado College: Narrative Description

THE COLORADO COLLEGE I-13

14 East Cache La Poudre
Colorado Springs, CO 80903-3294
Tel: (719)389-6000; 800-542-7214; Admissions: (719)389-6344; Fax: (719)389-6282; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site: http://www.coloradocollege.edu/

Description: Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees (master's degree in education only). Founded 1874. Setting: 90-acre urban campus with easy access to Denver. Endowment: $343 million. Research spending 2002-03: $260,545. Educational spending 2002-03: $16,819 per student. Total enrollment: 1,968. Faculty: 211 (166 full-time, 45 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 9:1. 3,533 applied, 56% were admitted. 44% from top 10% of their high school class, 94% from top half. 8 National Merit Scholars, 28 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,929 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 12 students, 33% women, 67% men. Students come from 52 states and territories, 26 other countries, 70% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 2% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 78% live on campus, 2% transferred in. Retention: 92% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences and history; biological/life sciences; English. Core. Calendar: modular. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, internships. Off campus study at American University, Associated Colleges of the Midwest Programs. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements: Options: Common Application, electronic application, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 3 recommendations, SAT I or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 1/15, 11/15 for early action. Notification: 4/1, 1/1 for early action.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $34,475 includes full-time tuition ($27,270), mandatory fees ($365), and college room and board ($6840). College room only: $3664. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $852.19 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 80 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 16% of eligible men and 18% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Community Service Center, student government, arts and crafts organizations, Outdoor Recreation Committee, theater workshop. Major annual events: homecoming, Llamapalooza (concert), arts and crafts annual sale. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, whistle program, student escort service. College housing designed to accommodate 1,470 students; 1,498 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2001-02. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Tutt Library plus 2 others with 535,657 books, 119,085 microform titles, 1,313 serials, 21,419 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $2.9 million. 235 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Colorado Springs, metropolitan population of 500,000, is located 70 miles south of Denver at the foot of Pikes Peak. It is known for its healthful climate and spectacular scenery. the area averages more than 310 days of sunshine each year, has clean air, low humidity, cool summer nights, and mild winters. Bus, air, and good highways serve the area. The city has a fine arts center, opera, symphony, theatre, museums, art galleries, and numerous fine hotels, and motels. Areas for skiing, hunting, fishing, backpacking, and camping are nearby.

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