College Tour '10: Colorado College
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
From a student
CC’s setting, at the base of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, attracts very outdoorsy students who work hard and play hard.
The Block Schedule is another defining feature about CC. Students take one class at a time for 3 1/2 weeks then have a four-day break. This was originally concerning because of the possibility of not liking a class and being stuck doing nothing but that class for nearly a month.
Most students responded to this concern by saying there were very few classes that they did not enjoy and you just have to tough that class out for 3 1/2 weeks, then don’t have to worry about it again. Overall, I like the idea of being able to only think about one thing at a time. The Block Plan also allows really cool "field trips" with classes.
The kids are really relaxed and love to go out and do things like skiing, mountain biking, backpacking and playing other sports. CC seems like a really cool school with very unique opportunities to do what you love. The only down side is the ... lack of diversity.
Oh, Colorado College also has small classes allowing more discussion-based classes and student-professor relationships.
This is one in a series of reports that parents and students are contributing about their campus tours this spring. If you have visited a school and would like to participate, email me a brief report at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can find out more about College Tour ’10 and how to write about your college visit here.
Go to http://timespace.washingtonpost.com/project/college-2010/ to see more college posts in the series.
| April 4, 2010; 12:30 PM ET
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