choosing a college: colorado college

There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges. As such, we are highlighting a new college each week in our School Spotlight series. Check out the college below, along with the other posts in our series, and you may just stumble upon your dream school!

School Spotlight: Colorado College
Colorado Springs, CO

The folks over at Colorado College are the first to admit that CC isn’t for everyone, for it’s not every student who can handle the intensity of studying one class at a time for three-and-a-half weeks, eight times per year. Welcome to CC’s block plan, perfect for students who love small, hands-on, and highly focused courses that will teach you how to learn. But what can you really accomplish in just 18 days? How about concepts of freedom from ancient to modern times; cultural astronomy of the Southwest; or elementary Portuguese? For the 2,100 creative, intellectually curious, and adventurous students who call CC home, there is no better way to learn. CC offers 80 majors, minors, and specialized programs in a range of liberal arts and science disciplines, all of which lead to a Bachelor of Arts degree. Fun fact: the College’s department of mathematics and computer science hosts a Friday seminar series that all are welcome to attend. Topics range from “G” rated – where no mathematical/computer science experience is required (“A Smorgasbord of Arithmetic Geometry”) to “R” rated – where experience in graduate-level coursework is assumed (“Wavelets for Crystallographic Groups”).

Image Credit: Top, Courtesy of Jennifer Coombes/Colorado College


Written by Elyse Krantz
Elyse Krantz is a member of College Coach’s team of college admissions consultants. Elyse received her BA in linguistics from Dartmouth College and her MA from Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior to joining College Coach, Elyse worked as an admissions officer at Barnard College and Bennington College. Visit our website to learn more about Elyse Krantz.