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Your Combined ACT:
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SAT Math + Verbal:
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Your Chances at Colorado
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# Applicants
2,566
3,182
# Admitted
531
757
% Admitted
20.7%
23.8%
% Overall
22.4%

Students who got into Colorado:

Tips mention: Interview (2), ACT/SAT (5), Grades (5), Sports/Extracurriculars (1), College Essay (8)
Ever since Jill Teffintaller (sp?) came into power theSep 06 2014Chemistry
Ever since Jill Teffintaller (sp?) came into power the campus had changed dramatically. It went from a work hard play hard campus to some type of administrative hell. I went out to a "Party" tonight being about 15 people on a porch and got approached by cops and campus safety not once, not twice but, three times, with the third 'shutting us down'. This is not the same school that I came to my freshman year, this is not the school that this is advertised to be, this is an oppressive administration lead by a, excuse my language but, bitch who knows nothing about what this place is trying to make CC into an ivy league school, which is why I and many of my fellow classmates chose to go here. We came for the work hard play hard atmosphere which it is not anymore, If you want to come here to work your ass off and then go to sleep, wake up and do it again, than this is the place for you, but if you want to be able to go out on a friday night to something more than 10 people at a house, maybe drinking a beer or two then look elsewhere. This school is becoming a draconian shit hole. Im looking at transferring ASAP if this keeps up and I know many are behind me.
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When I applied, I had a 4Jul 04 2014Undecided
When I applied, I had a 4.0 grade point average (which went up after my final year in high school) and a combined 30 ACT score. I knew from friends and peers at other area high schools that Colorado College was a very difficult school to get into. Still, it was one of my top choices for undergraduate study. I strongly considered applying as an ED candidate, but because of costs, family finances and the need for financial aid, I applied as an EA candidate instead. I was very fortunate in my outcome (was accepted in the Early Action pool with a good aid package ...); but if a student is very serious about getting into Colorado College as a first or top choice, I would recommend applying ED. In my humble opinion, CC takes academics and extra-curricular activities and passions very seriously in applicants, and interviewers spend considerable time asking students about their individual interests and various perspectives. My interviewers were very friendly and allowed me to open up about myself without embarrassment (I even revealed my enjoyment for watching Weather Channel stories, which I hardly ever tell anyone about!). I also spent a great deal of time on my application essays for CC, particularly the one that asked how I would design my own Block Plan course (this is much harder to do than it sounds at first, as it takes time and much thought). I would say that the highly progressive, environmentally-aware college is an academically strong place ~ as strong as Bowdoin, Carleton, Grinnell, Brown, Northwestern, etc. ~ that also places a high value on cultural/ethnic diversity and character in its study body. At CC, students are encouraged to learn from one another while also continuing to seriously pursue their unique individual passions. It is an outstanding liberal arts and science college, located in the Rockies, that deserves to be among the top-ranked institutions of higher education in the U.S. A++++
ACT: 31 Male
As with many institutions, it is very competitive toMar 29 2014Language - French/Spanish/etc.
As with many institutions, it is very competitive to get into CC. I had traveled a bit before applying and found that many students at CC were very culturally aware. There is an emphasis on creativity at CC. Many students I met there were very quirky and interesting.
Female
It's possible that admissions have changed since I wasMay 09 2009Unknown
It's possible that admissions have changed since I was there, but I was surprised that I got into CC because I didn't actually complete the application! I filled out the introductory part, sent my transcripts and letters of references and test scores, but I never got around to the essay or resume or any of that. I was even more shocked when they offered me a full-ride, given that I hadn't even shown enough interest in the school to complete the application (much less the application for the scholarship). I don't even think I paid the application fee, but I could be wrong on that. However, my academic record + SAT scores were significantly better than average for the school, so I wouldn't take my experience as your guide. I'd imagine that you have to do the same things as to get into any university: have competitive grades and scores for that school, be a decent person, and show a lot of interest in the place (if it's your first choice school, definitely tell them that, especially if your scores + grades are borderline). At least when I was there, the school could have definitely used some diversity of experience, so maybe try to write about something extraordinary or off-the-beaten path that you've experienced.

(I didn't fill in my SAT scores on the above form because I took the SAT before there was a writing section (which would make my scores look abysmally low based on today's 2400-point test). My scores were 800 math, 730 verbal).
Female

I think the essay is the most important aspectMar 17 2009Chemistry
I think the essay is the most important aspect. I spent a lot of time on my 'Why CC' Essay and explained why the block plan would work well for me. Also, during my interview, I was told that they care more about whether you challenge yourself (take those AP and Honors Classes) than your flat out GPA. I was interviewed by the head of admissions, so I think this is important.
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