Feb 26, 2014 7:38 PM by Leah Kraus

Colorado College receives national distinction

A Southern Colorado college is receiving national distinction by a university ratings guide.

Colorado College has the distinction of being named not only a national "Best Value" by the Princeton Review, but is also being recognized for their socially conscious alumni.

Princeton Review chose the college after looking at factors such as financial aid, academics, and student surveys.

Colorado College says they attract students who want to make a difference in the lives of others.

"Our students are very service-oriented," says Jane Turnis, Vice-President of Communications. "They love to get out in the community and do a lot of community based research as well as volunteering in schools."

The college says about 49% of their first year classes receive some sort of aid. They give out about $29 million in aid every year.



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