Colorado College


Land Acknowledgement: Colorado College (CC) is located within the unceded territory of the Ute and recognizes the complex histories of labor and living on this land. CC honors the Ancestors of various peoples, tribes, nations, and families whose struggle for justice on this land inspires CC's daily work.

Since 1874, students at Colorado College have attended class in the shadow of Pike's Peak (known to the Ute as Tava). Located approximately 70 miles south of Denver in Colorado Springs, CC is known for its “Block Plan”, a unique academic schedule that allows students to focus on just one class every three-and-a-half weeks rather than balancing several courses throughout one semester. Students dive deep into subjects, with each block covering the same amount of material as a course on the semester system. The benefits? Students can study immigration on the U.S./Mexico border, find Jupiter during evening labs in Barnes Observatory, or traverse the natural wonders of the Southwest as a field archaeologist.

After each block comes the “block break”, a four-and-a-half day hiatus from classes. Students take full advantage of both the college's campus activities and the surrounding Rockies, returning to their next class refreshed and excited. With over 100 student clubs/organizations and 80 percent of the student body participating in volunteer opportunities, CC students have a great balance of academics and extracurricular involvement in the heart of the Rocky Mountain west.

Fun fact: Colorado Springs averages over 300 days of sunshine per year and has over 400 miles of biking, hiking, and running trails within the city limits. 

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