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Colorado College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1874
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 1,970
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $428,027,573
Admissions Address

14 E. Cache La Poudre Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Website

http://www.ColoradoCollege.edu

Admissions E-mail

admission@ColoradoCollege.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Most Selective
Send application by: January 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Mark Hatch
Admissions office telephone: (719) 389-6344
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: January 15
Decision sent by: April 1
Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Send application by: November 15
 
Decision sent by: December 20
Early action
Send application by: November 15
 
Decision sent by: December 20
Application fee: $50
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.ColoradoCollege.edu/Admission/Apply/  
Tuition deposit: $150 (Partially refundable)
Room deposit: $200 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma or equivalent is not required
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics N/A N/A
Science N/A N/A
Lab N/A N/A
Foreign language N/A N/A
Social studies N/A N/A
History N/A N/A
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units 16 20


*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: January 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Important
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Most Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 34%
Early-decision acceptance rate: 39%
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 33%
Total applicants: 4,386
Total acceptances: 1,487
Total freshman enrollment: 493
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.


 

Male applicants: 2,014
Male acceptances: 618
Male freshman enrollment: 211
 
Female applicants: 2,372
Female acceptances: 869
Female freshman enrollment: 282
 
Out-of-state freshmen: 74%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 523
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 215
Students enrolled from waiting list: 92


 

2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 66%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 92%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 98%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 35%
Average high school GPA: N/A
 
First-year students submitting GPA: N/A
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 61%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 620 - 700
Math: 620 - 700
Combined: 1240 - 1400


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 27.2% 26.8%
600-699 59.6% 59.6%
500-599 12.3% 13.3%
400-499 1.0% 0.3%
300-399 0.0% 0.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%


 

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 38%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 27 - 32
Math: 25 - 29
Composite: 27 - 30


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 34.0% 48.7% 23.0%
24-29 61.2% 43.3% 66.3%
18-23 4.8% 7.0% 10.2%
12-17 0.0% 1.1% 0.5%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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