Since 1874, students at Colorado College have bustled to and from class in the foreground of the Rocky Mountain foothills. Located approximately 70 miles south of Denver, Colorado College is known for its “Block Plan,” a unique academic schedule that allows students to dive into a different subject every three and a half weeks rather than balancing several courses throughout one semester. Students take one course at a time, with each block covering the same amount of material as a semester system. The result? Students can study the film industry on location in Hollywood, find Jupiter during evening labs in Barnes observatory, or traverse the natural wonders of the Southwest as a field archaeologist.
Because the Block Plan lends itself to “block breaks,” a four and a half day hiatus between blocks, students can fully take advantage of the college’s campus activities as well as the outdoors so they return to their next class feeling refreshed and excited. With over 100 student clubs and organizations and 80% of students participating in volunteering opportunities, Colorado College students get a great balance of academics and extracurricular involvement.
Fun fact: Colorado Springs averages 300 days of sunshine per year.