Colorado Springs, Colorado
Maximize your potential at Colorado College, a private college in Colorado Springs. CC offers The Block Plan, where students study one class at a time, for three-and-a-half weeks, instead of taking multiple classes at a time.
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Colorado College’s First-Year Program (FYP) empowers students to take full advantage of the unique and challenging opportunities at CC. Colorado College is proud to be an intellectually intensive and innovative liberal arts college. Acclimating to such an environment takes time and support, which students will find in the first year foundation seminars:
- Critical Inquiry Seminar: in this first block, students are introduced to a liberal arts learning environment. They explore various ideas as a community through various epistemological and methodological cultures.
- First-Year Writing Seminar: As its name implies, this seminar focuses on writing at the collegiate level. Students begin to understand the relationship between their studies and written communication.
The FYP also reaches outside the curriculum and across each student’s entire first year through the FYmentor program. From their first day on campus, incoming students are linked to a first-year student cohort led by an experienced student mentor. FY mentors are trained to support students throughout their first year, help them develop a sense of belonging on campus, and provoke students’ thinking about their intellectual goals.
CENTER FOR GLOBAL EDUCATION & FIELD STUDY
Colorado College prides itself on creating opportunities for students to become global citizens. The Center for Global Education & Field Study works with students to find exciting domestic and international programs.
- Global Education: Over 80% of Colorado College students will study off-campus for academic credit at least once during their undergraduate education here. Off-campus study is an academic endeavor that can add perspective, challenge, and insight into any area of study at Colorado College, for all majors and minors.
- Field Study: The academic experience at CC is not complete without a field study experience! CC faculty use the block plan to create experiential learning opportunities for students. The office of Field Study works with faculty to ensure that all students can conduct field-based research. From studying sustainable economies at local farmers markets or Geology at the Garden of the Gods, to studying the variety of religious traditions of the American Southwest, to taking in the great works at New York City’s MOMA, to studying the classics while sailing the Mediterranean, CC classes go far and wide.
DIVERSITY AT CC
In an effort to uphold the values of a liberal arts education, CC is committed to the promotion of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Through intercultural academic programming and campus events, CC is working to create dialogue about complex issues and new ideas. Students become more adept at understanding multiple perspectives and more capable of critical thinking in ways that enhance perspective, quality of life, and success in a diverse world of work and community.
ENROLLMENT BY ETHNICITY
Non-U.S. Citizen: 7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic: 3%
White, non-Hispanic: 64%
Native/Indigenous American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic: 0%
Asian, non-Hispanic: 5%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic: 0%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic: 7%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown: 2%
THE BLOCK PLAN
Everything at Colorado College is unique- even the academic schedule. Students at CC operate on a Block Plan schedule, which allows for greater attention to coursework and more time outside of class for personal passions. One block is equal to one class on the semester plan. By taking one class at a time, students learn deeper and more intentionally. A block lasts for three and a half weeks; classes typically meet each morning from 9 a.m to noon. The block plan is heralded by students as a creative and flexible way of learning.
BRIDGE SCHOLARS PROGRAM
This year-long program offers a welcoming community, supportive mentoring, and engaging coursework for first-year students. In the Bridge Scholars Program, students arrive on campus two weeks before orientation. They are then enrolled in a rigorous two-week interdisciplinary course. Students from typically underrepresented groups are encouraged to take advantage of this unique, immersive experience.
Colorado College is a tight-knit community of 2,000 students who share a passion for learning. Students continually engage in thoughtful discourse in and out of the classroom. CC’s unique block breaks allow students to utilize their four days off to explore the surrounding beauty of Colorado Springs.
LIVING AND LEARNING COMMUNITIES
All students can apply to live in Living and Learning Communities (LLCs). LLCs at CC are intentional communities centered around a theme or topic of interest. Each has a faculty or staff advisor in addition to an RA—and both work together to facilitate programming and discussion. The communities tend to meet regularly over dinner to discuss the theme and enjoy the company of others with similar interests. Students can choose from the following living learning communities:
- Enclave Living Learning Community
- Outdoor Education Living Learning Community
- Pride Living Learning Community
- Revitalizing Nations Living Learning Community
COLLABORATIVE FOR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Colorado College is proud to be a force of good in the Colorado Springs community and beyond. The Collaborative for Community Engagement (CCE) works to create opportunities where students can learn and serve simultaneously. The result is a group of young citizens who are motivated to contribute their skills and knowledge to the improvement of the community.
Located in Colorado Springs, Colorado College is nestled at the eastern foot of the Rocky Mountains. This impressive landscape serves as a playground for students and faculty. Colorado Springs is a bustling city with various dining, shopping and recreation. The city’s Garden of the Gods park features iconic red-sandstone formations and mountain views.
Men’s Sports: basketball, cross country, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field
Women’s Sports: basketball, cross country, lacrosse, soccer, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field, volleyball
At Colorado College, students are preparing for more than just a first job. They are beginning a lifelong journey of learning and meaningful work. CC’s Career Center helps connect students to the opportunities that will help them realize their personal and professional goals. From exploring a major to securing an internship, the Career Center is there to help.
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