On paper, Colorado College is a classic liberal arts school with a quirky academic schedule. Feel the difference the moment you arrive.
Colorado College offers the Block Plan. Adopted in 1970, Colorado College’s “Block Plan” is a uniquely intensive academic schedule that allows students to plunge into a different subject every three and a half weeks rather than balancing several throughout a semester. Students take one course at a time and professors teach one, with each block covering the same amount of material as a semester system.
Located just north of downtown Colorado Springs, the CC campus is nestled at the intersection of nature's call and urban sprawl. It's within three hours of ten ski resorts, and under a day's drive from seven national parks. Campus itself also extends 30 miles west to the CC cabin and 160 miles west to the Baca campus at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Both offer secluded spaces for reflection, contemplation, and discussion.
The hands-on spirit of the Block Plan encourages interaction between students and their surroundings. Field zoology students peer through binoculars for elk in Rocky Mountain National Park. Sociology classes walk downtown to the courthouse for social justice observation.