Colorado College

The Colorado College (also known as CC) is a private liberal arts college in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Colorado College is located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. It was founded in 1874 by Thomas Nelson Haskell. The college enrolls approximately 2,000 undergraduates at its 90-acre (36 ha) campus, 70 miles (110 km) south of Denver in Colorado Springs. The college offers 42 majors and 33 minors, and has a student-faculty ratio of 10:1. Famous alumni include Ken Salazar, Lynne Cheney, James Heckman and Marc Webb. Colorado College has an acceptance rate of 18%, was ranked as the best private college in Colorado by Forbes, and listed as the #27 National Liberal Arts College in the 2015 U.S. News & World Report rankings.

Colorado College is known for its unique “block plan,” which divides the year into eight academic terms called “blocks”; a single class is taken during each block, which run for three and a half weeks.

Colorado College is affiliated with the Associated Colleges of the Midwest. Most sports teams are in the NCAA Division III, with the exception of Division I teams in CC Men’s Hockey and Women’s Soccer.

In the college education guide, Hidden Ivies: Thirty Colleges of Excellence, Colorado College is listed as one of the “Hidden Ivies.”