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Colorado College Early Decision Results Release Date 2021

Colorado College will release their Early Descision results on Wednesday, December 15th at 4 pm MST. Share results and connect with other early applicants in the Colorado College Community discussion.

Good luck to all early applicants!

The Colorado College Overview

The Colorado College is a private, nonprofit school in an urban setting in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Colorado College was founded in 1874 and now enrolls around 2,050 students a year, including 2,025 undergrads. Colorado College offers on-campus housing for up to 1,971 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Colorado College! Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Colorado College's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Colorado College students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Thinking of pledging? Colorado College has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Colorado College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Colorado College on the Student Life page.

Learn more about life at Colorado College on the Student Life page.

Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to Colorado College for Fall 2022 is January 15.Regular decision applicants for Fall 2022 should receive admissions decisions by April 1.

2021 Colorado College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Other
Overall Acceptance Rate 14%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 24%
Early Action Acceptance Rate 15%
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 15%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 50%
Tuition $60,390

Is Colorado College a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Let's take a closer look at each of these factors to get a better idea of what Colorado College offers and if it might be a good fit for you.

Colorado College Acceptance Rate 2021

It is very difficult to get into Colorado College. Around 14% of applicants get into Colorado College each year. Last year, 10,257 students applied to Colorado College and 1,395 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Colorado College

Retention is the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

About 86% of students who start at Colorado College return for their second year of college. Around 88% of students who started at Colorado College earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook Colorado College Graduates

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Colorado College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students. Colorado College's endowment was valued at $807.8 million in 2021, compared to a national average of $905 million. For each full-time student, Colorado College spends about $31,461 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Colorado College

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need. Colorado College meets 100% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $60,181 a year.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $20,963 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Colorado College. Based on this information, how does Colorado College sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Colorado College a good school for you?

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Where is The Colorado College Located?

Colorado College is located in the urban setting of Colorado Springs, Colorado, less than an hour from Denver.

If you want to see Colorado College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 25 to Colorado Springs, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Colorado Springs.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Colorado College and Colorado Springs are like without leaving home.

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College Info

14 East Cache La Poudre Street Colorado Springs, CO 80903-3294

Campus Setting: Urban

Colorado College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Mar 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Colorado College is Jan 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Colorado College is Mar 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs


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Colorado College ACT Scores


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29 - 33

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Colorado College is 30. Students with an ACT score of 33 and above have a good chance of getting into Colorado College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 29 and 33 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 29 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Colorado College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1260 - 1440


Math SAT Range

610 - 740


Reading SAT Range

630 - 720

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Wondering what life at Colorado College is like? There are approximately 2,050 students enrolled at Colorado College, including 2,025 undergraduate students and 25 graduate students. 93% percent of students attend school full-time, 20% percent are from CO and 80% percent of students are from other states.


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