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First-Year Applicants

Through a thorough and holistic process, we seek to understand your academic fit as well as your co-curricular contributions. While the Common Application and school transcript help us understand your academic strengths, it is our Supplement to the Common Application that helps us see how you might utilize the Block Plan and add to the dynamic student body at Colorado College.

We also invite you to interview with us as part of our review process, a meeting that can help us understand your high school experience, your academic passions, and how you might fit within our small community.

We encourage you to visit CC BaseCamp and start your start your CC application. The preliminary application lets us know your intention to apply, and only takes a few minutes to complete and submit.

Then you can start the Common Application here.

The most recent application numbers (preliminary figures for the Class of 2020 as of July 2016)


Applications: 7,997
Admitted (overall, in all four rounds): 15.8%
Enrolled: 540

Rank in class (Admitted students with an official class rank)

21% in the top 1%

For test score information please see our section on testing.