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Colorado College Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
2,040
Total Undergrads
Including 25 Part-time
536
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

54% Women
46% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division III (without football)

Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

8
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $141,851)
9
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $95,900)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Basketball 13 15 - Yes
Ice Hockey 26 - Yes Yes
Lacrosse 31 23 - -
Soccer 30 24 Yes Yes
Swimming and Diving 18 16 - -
Tennis 14 8 - -
Track and Field, Indoor - 15 - -
Track and Field, Outdoor 21 12 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 20 15 - -
Volleyball - 16 - Yes
All Track Combined - - Yes -
Baseball - - Yes -
Court Sports - - - Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Rugby - - Yes -
Skating - - Yes -
Skiing - - Yes -
Softball - - - Yes
Water Polo - - - Yes

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5.5%
Black/non-Hispanic 1.5%
Hispanic 5.4%
Non-resident alien 4.4%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 12.3%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 70.3%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 11%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
Other
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 2
Liquor Law Violation 7
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 6
Property Crime 19

Notable Alumni

  • Many hockey players from Colorado College have gone on to play in the NHL, most recently goalie Richard Bachman, who now plays for the Dallas Stars
  • Alison Dunlap (Class of '91), Professional and very successful mountain biker.
  • James Heckman (Class of '65), Nobel Prize winner in Economics, 2000.
  • Ken Salazar (Class of '77), Elected to the United States Senate in fall of 2004.
  • Tara Nott Cunningham (Class of '94), First American woman to win a medal in Olympic weightlifting.
  • Lynne Vincent Cheney (Class of '63), Vice President Dick Cheney's wife, author and former chairwoman of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Anonymous
  • 3
  • Dorm life is pretty good, but it could be better. Summer is brutal because there is no air conditioning. Having to share a bathroom with 20+ girls can be a…

  • Jul-22-2012 Read More
  • Nathan from Colorado Springs, CO
  • 3
  • Average underclassmen college dorms. Slocum is the quiet dorm, Loomis/Mathias compete for the unofficial party dorm of the campus. I recommend staying away from Mathias as a freshman. That dorm…

  • Jul-30-2012 Read More
  • Carmen from Belmont, MA
  • 4
  • The majority of students live on-campus because students are required to live on-campus until senior year (with some exceptions.) A lot of freshmen live with roommates and often begin their…

  • Jun-03-2012 Read More
  • Hannah from Saint Louis, MO
  • 4
  • There are three main dorms for freshman and sophomores. There are also various themed houses throughout campus. Juniors often live in on campus apartments while seniors often take the opportunity…

  • Apr-03-2013 Read More
  • Nila from Saint Peters, MO
  • 5
  • I absolutely love my dorm! I am in Slocum Hall, which was newly renovated. We have beautiful lounges, huge rooms, hardwood floors, a great community, and a great view of…

  • Sep-23-2013 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Giseleine from Colorado Springs, CO
  • Jan-04-2014 I am a current student here

    There are many options on-campus and the quality is fairly good, but sometimes it gets quite repetitive in the more popular eatery on campus, Rastall. Because CC is downtown, there are many restaurants within walking distance that people go to as well.

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  • 3
  • Erin from Gilbert, AZ
  • Dec-10-2013 I am a current student here

    The options are variety is decent and the food is generally good, but there are no late night options and the same basic things are served weekly.

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  • 5
  • Meagan from Chicago, IL
  • Sep-30-2013 I am a current student here

    CC is the friendliest place for vegetarians, vegans, gluten free, and organic lovers. Processed and antibiotic meats are no where to be found. Rastalls Cafe as well as other dining places are strictly provided with local meats and produce from Colorado. The grub is healthy and delicious!

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  • 4
  • Nila from Saint Peters, MO
  • Sep-23-2013 I am a current student here

    The food here is definitely good. They have a huge variety, and tons of options for vegans, vegetarians, and gluten-free eaters. There is a great variety here and the food is overall pretty good.

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  • 4
  • Hannah from Saint Louis, MO
  • Apr-03-2013 I am a current student here

    The main dining hall is called Rastall. We have two other smaller dining areas called Benjis (grill food, Mexican, sushi) and the Preserve (pasta, sandwiches, delicious pizza). We also have a cafe called Colorado Coffee and an on-campus convienence store. The meal plan is great and really simple. You get an amount of money for each semester depending on your meal plan (A,B,C) and you can use that money at any of the above places whenever they're opened. No restrictions or complicated rules about where you can dine and when.

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  • 5
  • Kimberly from Wallingford, CT
  • Mar-01-2013 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I am very picky with what I eat, and was very satisfied with the food in the dinning hall. The Waffle machines are amazing.

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  • 4
  • Julianne from Aurora, CO
  • Oct-03-2012 I am a current student here

    The buffet-style dining can be delicious or atrocious. The other two on-campus eateries are generally good.

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  • 4
  • Abigail from Littleton, CO
  • Aug-16-2012 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The food is amazing! There's no junk food and everything is healthy and farm grown/raised. If you come for a student visit day you'll be able to sample some of the amazing food provided to students as well as family members.

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  • 5
  • Nathan from Colorado Springs, CO
  • Jul-30-2012 I am a current student here

    There are three main locations to eat on campus. There is a vegetarian and vegan population so Bon Apptite tries to serve to everyone's tastes. Rastall Dining - All you eat buffet that serves three meals a day. Has a soft serve ice cream machine and desserts frequently. Praised and frowned upon for their Meatless Mondays. Benjamin's -Lunch/Dinnertime location all-natural beef burgers and many grill selections, traditional Mexican favorites and signature made-to-order noodle bowls. The Preserve - Lunch/Dinnertime location on campus that serves fresh sandwiches, soups, pizza, and a daily special. Specials include pastas, steak, unusual pizzas (dessert, blue cheese, really eccentric stuff) and grilled items. Meal plan is expensive. People tend to have extra money towards the end of the year or run out early depending on their meal plan. Students also frequently go eat downtown or nearby to Wooglan's, a restaurant right next to CC.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Erin from Gilbert, AZ
  • Dec-10-2013 I am a current student here

    There are only three frats and three sororities but greek life has been growing in the past couple years and 18% of students are involved. Most greeks are also highly involved in non-greek clubs as well. It is a very inclusive community.

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  • 0
  • Meagan from Chicago, IL
  • Sep-30-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek Life at CC is like no other. It is a community where frats and sororities focus on improving on campus life and beyond with community service. Sororities are always so kind during fourth week handing out tea and candy for crazed students preparing for block finals.

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  • 0
  • Nila from Saint Peters, MO
  • Sep-23-2013 I am a current student here

    I rushed a sorority this year! Kappa Kappa Gamma! Greek life is small, but it is there if you want it. Rushing was a bit intimidating, but overall lots of fun! The girls are all extremely nice, and it was hard for me to pick a house to join. It is a mutual rush- so the sorority does have to choose you. Not everyone made it, but I'm so glad I did!

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  • 0
  • Hannah from Saint Louis, MO
  • Apr-03-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek Life at Colorado College is pretty minimal. We do have a few sororities and fraternities but they only make up about 10% of the campus. If you want a college centered around Greek Life, then Colorado College is not the right choice.

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  • 0
  • Anonymous
  • Jul-22-2012 I am a current student here

    If it's your thing, go for it! I have no experience with it though, so I can't say.

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  • 0
  • Rebecca from Colorado Springs, CO
  • Jun-05-2012 I am a current student here

    Not super popular at CC, but gaining a better reputation. Not a very large percentage of students are involved in Greek life, but then, Greek life at CC is very different than at other schools. I am in Kappa Kappa Gamma, and most of the girls in it including me say that they would have never thought they'd be in a sorority, but once they met the girls they loved it. Greek life puts on lots of fun events and does lots of philanthropy.

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  • 0
  • Carmen from Belmont, MA
  • Jun-03-2012 I am a current student here

    Greek Life exists at CC but it's not overwhelming. It has a weird reputation on campus, but there are also a lot of students who feel pretty neutral about it. I'm in a sorority and I like it, but it's definitely not all I do at CC. CC Greek Life is far from stereotypical and most Greeks don't live in the houses.

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