Colorado Christian University
Lakewood, CO, USA

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Colorado Christian University
3.98 Average Rating

Diamound from Las Vegas, NV

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
i have never attended a school where they were so encouraging. i was guided every step of the way. anyone looking to go back to school should enroll at colorado christian university.
Tips for prospective students
if you have any questions ask! keep in touch with your counselor even during classes.
Academic Rigor
since i am enrolled in a online program i have more flexibility of when i do my class assignments. i do not have to show up for classes i do everything at home.
Dorm Life
i live off campus. living in the dorm would be perfect for someone that has not lived on their own before.
Food and Dining
although i live off campus, i have had a few opportunities to taste the food.
What to do for fun
go to the mountains and snowboard. also just getting together at a friends is still fun and you save money.
Great for these types of students
if you are someone that goes to church or is involved in your church community this school is for you. unlike traditional colleges ccu do not take the teaching of god out of the classroom. the school welcomes students no matter your religious background.
Greek Life
if you want the huge greek life experience then this college is not for you.
Campus Safety
very safe! i feel comfortable walking at night alone. that says a lot especially since robberies and assault are very common in other colleges.
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Katherine from Colorado Springs, CO

a current student here
11 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The Professors are all very well educated and deeply care that students are keeping the knowledge they gain from the classes throughout life.
Am enjoying being here
The community at Colorado Christian University is amazing. Everyone here is so friendly and the activities are so much fun.
Great for these types of students
Colorado Christian University is a non denominational school and is great for students wanting to grow spiritually and intellectually
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Kelsi

a current student here
8 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Many of the professors I have had thus far are informed, helpful, and prepared. They are updated on new information, know which textbooks are the best for the level and topic for class, and will generally research any question they do not have an answer for in class. Majority of the professors stay on topic, generally follow the course plan that they provide at the beginning of the year, and come to class completely prepared with any articles, handouts, or videos. The best part is that the professors are very willing to meet with students outside of classroom time and help with assignments or increase comprehension on the materials discussed in class. Not only is lecture material provided but life skills and applications are usually taught as well.
Am enjoying being here
CCU is a great environment. Spiritual growth is truly important at this university. There are various clubs and organizations that cater to the great array of interests from serving the on-campus community through housing associations or taking away trash, to off-campus ministry like visiting the elderly, homeless, and of course children. The campus is clean and everyone has a friendly disposition. It is not uncommon to have complete strangers say hello with a wide grin when passing on the sidewalk. It is a small community where the students have faces and names to all the staff, rather than just one more head in the classroom. It is a campus filled with opportunities and helpful friendly people.
Bang for the buck
CCU is very expensive. It has great apartments although they can be a little rough around the edges. There is a lot of support for the on-campus community with budgets for clubs, housing, and help with missions. For the money I spend on cafeteria food however, there should be more variety and possibly a bigger cafeteria. The $300 dollars that is included on the meal-plan for the Cougar Den and the Cafe in the Student Union is great; however, many people have trouble spending it all throughout the semester. It is also reassuring that the school provides scholarships to almost everyone based on GPA and ACT/SAT scores to help with payment.
Tips for prospective students
As mentioned before, CCU has many opportunities and there is a lot of pressure to get involved. So, prospective students be warned that one must say no to many things or become exhausted from doing too much, especially during the freshman year. There is also a 180 hour ministry hour requirement for four-year students. 45 hours can be completed on campus, but the rest is done off-campus. Thus, prospective students should have an idea of what they want to get involved in and start as soon as possible to fulfill these hours so there is no crunch in the junior and senior year.
Great for these types of students
Students who desire a very personal school and a Christian lifestyle as the main focus will love Colorado Christian University. Those especially interested in Theology will get the best experience from CCU. It is a place for anyone wishing to grow spiritually and make lasting connections, as well as learn to get involved.
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Joshua from El Paso, TX

a current student here
6 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Colorado Christian University is a nice christian environment school for those who are willing to learn about God and whatever they may decide to major in. This University has great expectations for those who attend here, and those that graduate come out with a great understanding about what they should pursue in life. Overall this is a great University to discover who you are and who God wants you to be.
Tips for prospective students
Be prepared to do things you have and have not done before.
Academic Rigor
Academics are highly valued and everyone is willing to help all you have to do is ask.
Dorm Life
The dorms are very nice everyone meets everyone. The resident assistants are very helpful, other people that may live in the dorms around you are willing to be a friend if you want them to be.
Food and Dining
Our food is OK, not the best but then again it is food and not everyone gets to eat.
What to do for fun
Hanging with friends that may know the area well can take you out to get a nice view, or take you downtown and show you around. There is a lot to do in Denver, it is only five minutes away.
Clubs and Activities
The intramural games are very competitive and fun.
Campus Safety
Security is always driving around and they are only a phone call away if you need them.
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Alyssa from Centennial, CO

a current student here
6 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The professors challenge you here...but in a good way! We are persecuted in our faith out in the real world, which is something that our Professors understand. Therefore, they don't want us to also be looked down upon in our education. They want us to shine in our education, and therefore make a difference in this world.
Am enjoying being here
I love it here! The small community is just what I need! You get to know the students on a personal level because you know almost everyone here! We have great activites like talent shows, male beauty pageants and lip-sync contests. Our student activities committtee puts on amazing dances, and day to day life never comes without a little adventure in the surrounding Denver area!
Bang for the buck
CCU is expensive, that is something I can not diminish, but the fact that you get a pure Christian education is something you can't find many places. The money I am spending today is training and learning for the rest of my life, something that is truly priceless to me. Therefore, although it is expensive, its worth it and coming here has certainly taught me the value of a dollar.
Tips for prospective students
Get your application in early - you will want to get excited about where you are going...and more scholarship money for you too then!

Ask questions, take a tour. Make sure you see yourself here! Visualize what life would be like.

Realize that no decision is permanent, and there is a school out there for you, whether or not you find it your first year or not. Find a school that fits for you, but enjoy the moment you are in too.
Great for these types of students
Loves small community
Loves Christian community
Has a desire to be challenged in their learning
Loves snowboarding and skiing....45 minutes to the mountains!!!
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Derek from Chandler, AZ

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
This school is awesome! The professors care about you and actually know your name since classes are never much bigger than 30 students, and you can't beat the community that comes with the small campus population. If you can afford it, do it!
Tips for prospective students
Apply for as many scholarships as you can, both from the school and outside sources (like Cappex!). If you end up attending, be ready and willing to go through spiritual change, because it will happen within the first month and continue on throughout your entire stay.
Academic Rigor
Classes are generally not so easy that you can breeze through with an easy A unless you are really knowledgeable about the subject. They are hard enough that you have to learn the material in order to get a good grade, but not so hard that it's impossible to finish the homework.
Dorm Life
Each apartment houses 4-6 students and has a kitchen and a bathroom (and some even have free laundry facilities!). The way the freshmen apartments are set up (stairwells) and run gives you a great opportunity to build amazing friendships with people. Some of them aren't in the best shape, but the school is in the middle of a complete campus renovation, and the dorms are supposed to be taken care in the next few years.
Food and Dining
The food is quite good for the most part compared to other college cafeterias. There is a different main course every lunch/dinner, and if that looks questionable, the pizza and burgers are always safe. Every now and then they will have a special theme, and they give nutritional info for almost everything they serve. They try to have a healthy alternative at every meal, and the salad bar has enough variety to satisfy most people. The campus convenience store is a bit overpriced, but they make some good wraps and calzones.
What to do for fun
Being just down the block from the Belmar shopping center is a plus for anyone who likes to shop. It also has movie theater and a ice skating rink in the winter months. There are several parks nearby that are good for running around and playing sports. A lot of people have season passes at Copper Mountain/Winter Park, so snowboarding and skiing on weekends is a popular activity. The volleyball courts on campus are a popular hangout spot, but I've heard rumors that those might be taken out soon :-(. The Student Union has board games, a pool table, and a ping-pong table. With no class on Fridays, students have a lot of free time on the weekends.
Bang for the buck
Kind of on the expensive side, but it's not as bad as some other private Christian schools. There are lots of scholarship options, and it's worth every penny.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
King Cougar (male beauty pageant); Moonlight Madness (campus-wide volleyball tournament at the beginning of the year); O-Malley's Alley (lip-syncing/dance competition)
Great for these types of students
If you love Jesus and want to learn, you'll be great here.
Clubs and Activities
Haven't had too much experience with this other than intramurals, which are a ton of fun, especially volleyball and Tigerball.
Campus Safety
There are security guards running around campus all the time, and they are really friendly with the students. They stepped in and set up a system for registering bicycles at the beginning of the year when they were experiencing theft.
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Esther from Spring, TX

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
I absolutely love CCU. Here, it's not just a college, it's a community. Applying and attending CCU was the best decision I have ever made.
Tips for prospective students
Don't freak out if you apply late! I didn't have all of my paperwork in 'til the July before school started and I still made it.
Academic Rigor
Being a music major, my workload is tough, but it's SO worth it.
Dorm Life
Apartments freshman year? Awyeah. CCU by-far has the best housing I've ever seen on a college campus.
Food and Dining
Lunch and dinner can be kind of sketch sometimes, but breakfast is always delicious!
What to do for fun
Sand volleyball, anyone? If it gets too cold just head to the student union or go hang out in other people's dorms. But if you don't mind spending money, Belmar isn't too far away and there's lots of shops and a movie theater.
Bang for the buck
Yeah, CCU is expensive, but they offer great academic scholarships and there really is nothing like it. When it's time for Christmas break, you get homesick for CCU. You become a family and a community that's ridiculously close, even after just a couple weeks.
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Nicole from Spring, TX

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Extremely helpful staff willing to go the extra mile to explain steps thoroughly. The Christian based environment breeds a positive, exciting learning experience. Programs prepare you for real world encounters.
Tips for prospective students
Make sure you do your research and be prepared to delve into every area of information with detailed questions so you can have the best chance for a successful enrollment. Be informed about financial aid options and requirements for online and in seat locations for class attendance.
Academic Rigor
Classes challenge your ability to learn and understand materials thoroughly.
Dorm Life
I live off campus, but the on campus life looks exciting.
Food and Dining
They have options for on campus dining.
What to do for fun
I enjoy learning about new technologies and advancements in the medical field. I research on a regular basis.
Bang for the buck
It's a private university so you will pay a higher tuition cost than a local community college, but you will gain knowledge from here that you can't get any where else.
Great for these types of students
Great for Nursing students that are looking to go into a pre-licensure BSN program; however, they offer other programs available as well.
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Anna from Glendale, AZ

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
I have attended CCU for almost two years now, all of my classes have been completed in an online setting. CCU has a wonderful staff of online instructors and their online classrooms are efficient and easy to navigate. The instructors are fair with their grading, respond quickly to questions or feedback, and make assignments oriented to the online atmosphere.
Tips for prospective students
Attending any college is a big choice, CCU does teach all of their classes with a Biblical perspective (even the general education and electives). It was probably one of my greatest concerns when choosing a college - I wanted to make sure that they taught what I already believed, and that I didn't have to be tested on material I was uncomfortable with. However, any religion is accepted, and whether Christian or not, I have had many classmates that learned from the other students, including myself.
Academic Rigor
Through the nearly twenty classes I have already taken at CCU, all subjects are taught at a college level, but with material and instructor knowledge that make learning so much easier. All instructors have experience and are qualified, based on each and every class I have taken here.
Dorm Life
I am an online student, so Dorm Life is something I cannot give an accurate review of.
Food and Dining
Also, as an online student I cannot give a review of this subject.
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Kailynn from Westminster, CO

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Colorado Christian University is all about community and helping students grow in Christ. The professors and the rest of the staff are 100% about helping you succeed and become a knowledgable, mature Christian.
Tips for prospective students
Get to know your professors. They really truly care about you as a person. Set up a time to meet with them and just introduce yourself. The more you get to know them, the better.
Academic Rigor
Not going to lie, this school is tough. But if you work hard you will get a good education out of it. I find myself studying more than I did at my other school. The professors here really push you to know more and do more. You have to be dedicated and responsible in how you manage your time.
Dorm Life
The community here is fantastic. Freshmen live in stairwells which are apartment communities that have a theme. I am a transfer at CCU so I live in upperclassmen housing, which is still great. There are about 6 other people living in each apartment. While, living with 5 other people can be a struggle, I have found that getting to know them has helped me grow. I love my roommates and am so thankful that I am at CCU.
Food and Dining
The caf as we call it is not too shabby. While the food isn't necessarily 5 star material it doesn't make me feel sick either.
What to do for fun
One thing everyone at CCU loves is sand volleyball. Every year before classes start there is a big volleyball tournament. All of the stairwells and upperclassmen buildings dress up. Since CCU is located in Lakewood, Colorado there are a lot of options off campus as well. We are about 10-20 minutes from downtown Denver and about half an hour from the mountains. A lot of people go hiking or skiing on the weekends.
Bang for the buck
Colorado Chrisitan is definately worht the money. It is a small campus community that truly lives for Christ. Everything about that school is centered around glorifying God. The education you recieve here is one of the best.
Great for these types of students
Of course any student will do well at CCU, but any student wishing to major in elementary education should really consider applying. Colorado Christian University's Elementary Educaition program is one of the best in the nation. Schools want us. Part of what makes this program great is they put you in the schools your first year. You get to work with students right from the beginning. Because of this experience and the dedication of the professors, schools specifically ask for CCU students after they graduate.
Clubs and Activities
There are a lot of clubs on campus. Most of the clubs are ministries that cater to the community. We have Connections, which is a therapuetic riding program and Sojourners, a ministry that goes downtown to talk with/help the homeless of Denver. Those of course are only two of the many clubs on campus. CCU also has a number of mission trips each year on Thanksgiving break, Spring Break and during the summer.
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