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How do you choose a college in Colorado?

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When choosing a college in Colorado, it is important to consider what you want to study and in what type of environment you learn successfully. Colorado has a variety of respected colleges that range from military academies to liberal arts schools and more.

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The United States Air Force Academy is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and boasts a small population of students. It is ranked well for its free yet high-quality educational program and selective admissions process. Applicants to USAFA must be nominated by a member of Congress, and after graduating, students of USAFA are required to complete five years of active service.

Colorado College, also located Colorado Springs, Colorado, has a small population of undergraduate students, as well. This is a private liberal arts college with a 10 to 1 student-to-faculty ratio. It's progressive schedule is something to note; students take one class at a time during a semester that lasts three weeks.

Located in Golden, Colorado with an undergraduate population under 4000, the Colorado School of Mines is a public engineering school with a focus on the world's natural resources: minerals, energy, materials etc. With a 14 to 1 student-to-faculty ratio, this school has some of the highest starting salaries for graduates.

The University of Colorado at Boulder has an undergraduate population of just under 27,000 students and is strong in liberal arts. A member of the American Association of Universities for its research program, students find a variety of extra-curricular opportunities in addition to rigorous academic programs.

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