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2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Admissions

Block plan.

Level

4

Graduation Year

2012

2011VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

The requirements at Colorado College are very different than at larger state universities. The diversity requirements encourage critical thinking and the science requirements often pull students out of their comfort zones and challenge them. Class sizes at CC are perfect, ranging from 2-25 and averaging at about 15. This makes professors extremely accessible and provides opportunities for independent research that other schools may not. The block plan itself facilitates cooperation between students and faculty because both groups are focused on only that block. The block plan also provides unique opportunities for studying abroad and traveling domestically. The academic environmant at CC is not at all competitive. At times, in fact, it borders on the other end of the scale of being TOO fun-loving.

Quality of Life

The three-year oncapus requirement for students is very contraversial. While it does foster a connected campus community, many juniors are ready and are mature enough to live independetly off campus. On-campus housing is very expensive, thus living off campus has been a significant money-safer for me. Dorms on campus while expensive are in general very nice. Rooms are small but this is common to all colleges. Staff cleanand restock all facilities regularly. The area surrounding CC is fairly safe. There is some crime in Colorado Springs but it is mostly on the south eastern end of town, away from campus. This being said, students are cautioned from walking alone on the fringes of campus or downtown past dark because of petty crime. The beautiful vista of the mountains in our backyard, however, far makes up for any lacking in the surrounding area!

Admissions

Common Application including school-specific essays (design your own block). Both early options are available and interviews are optional but recommended. Financial aid is highly regarded by students. The admission process as a whole reviews the whole student and takes into consideration all influencing factors. Additionally, the new flexible testing policy supports a academic growth mindset.

Level

4

Graduation Year

2011

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

We are on the block plan: 1 class at a time, 3.5 weeks, 4 classes a semester. It's a liberal arts school. All classes are capped at 25.

Quality of Life

It's a great, fun, and safe place to be. Great facilities.

Admissions

My school has early decision I/II, early action, regualr decison, and uses the Common Application in addition to two supplements. Interviews are recommended. 60% of students receive financial aid. It uses a holistic approach in determining students' fit.

Level

3

Graduation Year

2011

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

Block plan - one class at a time, 3.5 weeks per class, four classes per semester

Majors all 16 credits (16 classes) or less

Critical Perspectivies requirements - West in Time (2 units - study of Western cultures); Diverse Cultures (3 units - study of Western cultures); Investigative Sciences (2 units - math or natural science, 1 lab); Foreign Language (2 units)

Classes capped at 25 students, class average 14

Professors highly accessible and research available

80% students study abroad

Quality of Life

Housing on campus - dorms, small dorms, houses, themed houses, apartments

Housing off campus - houses, detached from Res Life, within 2-3 blocks of campus

Library - great resource, not as beautiful of a facility

Campus - very green, pretty, enclosed

Neighborhood - safe

Very happy!

Admissions

Unique Questions: design your own block plan; why CC

Essays: Personal statement

Interviews: With Directors, Student Fellows or Alum; optional

Common App

Transcript - courses, grades

Test scores

2 EDs and 1 EA

Financial aid: Need sensitive, merit based aid available as well

Level

4

Graduation Year

2011

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