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This college was founded in 1874 with an adventurous spirit. The people who decided Colorado needed a first-rate, East Coast-style liberal arts and sciences college were visionary mavericks. They came to the foot of Pikes Peak and created a distinctive city and a unique college. Colorado College people are still adventurers – trying new ideas for courses, exploring classical ideas from fresh angles, and venturing out into the community, the wilderness, and the world.
At Colorado College, teaching and learning are at the heart of what we do. We have fewer than 2,050 students and a 10:1 student-faculty ratio. Our student to faculty ratio ensures that professors and pupils have the privilege of face-to-face interaction and in-class discussion. Of CC's 168 full-time professors, 96% hold the highest degree in their field.
Colorado College is the only liberal arts and sciences college in the Rocky Mountains, a stunning backdrop for our campus. Faculty and students take full advantage of our Southwestern location, some studying geology in the Grand Canyon or anthropology in Anasazi ruins and nearly all taking off during block breaks (four well-deserved free days between blocks) to rock-climb, mountain-bike, ski, build a Habitat for Humanity house or tutor local school children.