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Colorado Christian University

Lakewood, CO

At A Glance

Main Address

8787 W Alameda Ave

Lakewood, CO 80226-2824

https://www.ccu.edu/

Admission Office

8787 West Alameda Avenue

Lakewood, CO 80226

(303) 963-3200

Fax : (303) 963-3201

admissions@ccu.edu

Contact : Jo Leda Martin

Director of Admissions

Type of School

Small

Private

university

liberal arts college

4-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Member

Nondenominational

Inter-denominational

College Board Code: 4659

Quick Facts

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years : 55.0%

Total undergraduates : 1,413

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 380

Percentage of financial need met (average) : 79.0%

Average financial aid package : $29,560.00

In-State Tuition : $34,750.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $34,750.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Associate

Bachelor's

Setting

Small City (50-250k)

Suburban

Residential campus

Other Characteristics

Annual events available to students: (1) Western Conservative Summit and (2) Young Christian Conservative Leadership Conference.

Deadlines

Admission

Application rolling begin : Jun 21

Regular application due: No Regular Application Deadline

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : --

Housing deposit due : --

Early Decision And Action

Early action application due : Dec 1

College will notify student of early action admission by : Dec 1

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : Aug 15

SAT subject score report due : Aug 15

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Mar 15

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : May 1

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : Mar 1

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : Mar 10

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Student-faculty ratio : 15 to 1

Degrees Offered in : Associate, Bachelor's degrees

Graduating in 6 years : 55.0%

Returning for sophomore year : 84.0%

Accreditation and Associations

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Regionally Accredited

College Board Member

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Business/Marketing : 25.0%
Education : 13.0%
Psychology : 12.0%
Communications/Journalism : 11.0%
Health Professions : 10.0%
Theology and Religious Vocations : 10.0%
English : 5.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General B

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting B
Business Administration and Management, General B

Communication, Journalism & Related Programs
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia B
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication B
Public Relations/Image Management B
Speech Communication and Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General B

Education
Elementary Education and Teaching B
English/Language Arts Teacher Education B
History Teacher Education B
Mathematics Teacher Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education B
Special Education and Teaching, General B

Engineering
Industrial Engineering B

English Language, Literature & Letters
English Language and Literature, General B

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies B
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse B

History
History, General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences, Gen Studies & Humanities
General Studies A
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies B

Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences B
International/Globalization Studies B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies
Outdoor Education B

Psychology
Behavioral Neuroscience B

Social Sciences
Political Science and Government, General B
Social Sciences, General B

Theology & Religious Vocations
Bible/Biblical Studies B
Religious/Sacred Music B
Theology/Theological Studies B
Youth Ministry B

Visual & Performing Arts
Music, General B

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Accelerated Program

Cooperative Education

Double Major

Honors Program

Independent Study

Internships

Student-Designed Major

Teacher Certification

Dual Enrollment of High School Students

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

Washington Semester

Semester At Sea

Urban Semester

Extended Class Availability

Weekend College

Computer Services

52 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Libraries, Student Center, Dorms

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Wireless network available

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Small

Geographic Location : 10 miles from Denver.

Small City

Suburban

Residential Campus

Total undergraduates : 1,413

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : 380

Degree-seeking undergrads : 1,411

Graduate enrollment : --

Student General Information

All students average age : 20

Full time students average age : 20

In state students : 48.0%

Out of state students : 52.0%

Part Time students : 2.0%

Percentage of males : 37.0%

Percentage of females : 63.0%

Race/Ethnicity

Two or more races : 4.0%

Black African American : 2.0%

Asian : 2.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 10.0%

Race Ethnicity Unknown : 2.0%

White : 80.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Other Activities & Organizations : Use of alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, and tobacco prohibited on campus and at college-sponsored activities. Premarital sexual relationships prohibited.

Student Newspaper : Veritas

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 92.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 68.0%

Housing Options

Apartments For Married Students

Apartments For Single Students

Men's Housing

Wellness Housing (alcohol/drug/smoke-free)

Women's Housing

Special Housing For Disabled Students

Coed Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit : $100.00

Housing deposit is not refunded if student does not enroll.

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Cougars

Sport Member : NCAA

Sport's Levels Available

Intercollegiate

Intramural

Club

Scholarship

NCAA Division II

Counseling And Wellness

Chaplain/spiritual director

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Financial aid counseling

Health services

Personal counseling

Placement services for graduates

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Academic Support Programs

Reduced course load

Study skills assistance

Tutoring

Writing center

Learning center

Remedial instruction

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

Y

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

Y

Dance Activity

Y

Drama/Theater

Y

Film Society

N

Fraternities

N

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

N

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

Y

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

N

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

N

Pep Band

N

Radio Station

N

Sororities

N

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

Y

Television Station

N

Yearbook

N

Sports

Sport Name

Levels Available

Baseball

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Basketball

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Cross-Country

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Football(non-tackle)

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Golf

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Ice Hockey

Men's Club

Women's Club

Skiing

Men's Club

Women's Club

Soccer

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Men's Scholarship

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Softball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Women's NCAA Division II

Tennis

Men's Intercollegiate

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Track and Field

Men's Intercollegiate

Women's Intercollegiate

Track: Indoor

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Track: Outdoor

Men's NCAA Division II

Women's NCAA Division II

Ultimate Frisbee

Men's Club

Women's Club

Volleyball

Women's Intercollegiate

Women's Scholarship

Men's Intramural

Women's Intramural

Men's Club

Women's NCAA Division II

Weightlifting

Men's Club

Women's Club

Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $30.00

Application fee notes: Paper/Online

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Total applicants : 1,930

Admitted : 1,120

Enrolled : 380

Somewhat selective 58.0% of applicants admitted

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : 1,636

Admitted early action : 920

Plan Available for early admission : Early action - not restrictive



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Academic GPA

Application Essay

Character/Personal Qualities

Recommendations

Religious Affiliation or Commitment

Standardized Test Scores

Considered

Alumni Relation

Extracurricular Activities

First generation college student

Level of Applicant's Interest

Rigor of secondary school record

Talent/Ability

Volunteer Work

Work Experience

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

Required: SAT or ACT

Test Policies for placement

SAT Reasoning Test

ACT

AP

CLEP

SAT score use policy

Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates

Other Test Policies

Information not supplied by college

A note from the college

Traditional undergraduate applicants should exemplify vital Christian experience. Decisions based on high academic ability, personal integrity, and desire for Christ-centered community. Applicant's course selection, academic performance, test scores, essays, spiritual recommendation, activities, and work experience carefully considered.

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 15.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 9.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 7.0%

2.50 - 2.99 : 4.0%

2.00 - 2.49 : 1.0%

ACT Composite

30 - 36 : 18.0%

24 - 29 : 36.0%

18 - 23 : 45.0%

12 - 17 : 1.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : No

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : No

From the college: A high school graduate who has taken Advanced Placement Exams and who has passed with a score of 4 or 5 may receive university credit in the College of Undergraduate Studies. Credit awarded will be treated as transfer credit and will count toward graduation as applicable. Additional information about transferring AP credit may be obtained from the Admission's Office of the CCU College into which the student is enrolling.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

History

0

2

English

0

4

Math

0

3

Science

0

2

Science Lab

0

2

Social Studies

0

3

Foreign Language

0

2

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : 61.0% and Percent who submitted ACT scores : 67.0%

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

*

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

*

ACT Composite

*


* The college did not report these requirements or does not have specific requirements.


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits (By semester credits)

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

Art History

4

6

HUM-120

All

Biology

4

4

BIO-101, BIO-111

All

Calculus AB

4

4

MAT-141

All

Calculus BC

4

8

MAT-141, MAT-241

All

Chemistry

4

5

CHM-121/131/141

All

Comparative Government and Politics

4

3

POL-207

All

English Language and Composition

4

3

ENG-105

All

English Literature and Composition

4

3

ENG-201

All

Environmental Science

4

4

PHY-105, PHY-106

All

European History

4

3

HIS-185

All

Human Geography

4

3

GEO-270

All

Macroeconomics

4

3

ECO-215

All

Microeconomics

4

3

ECO-222

All

Music Theory

4

6

MUS-111, MUS-112, MUS-113

All

Physics 1

4

5

PHY-201, PHY-211, PHY-212

All

Physics 2

4

5

PHY-310, PHY-311, PHY-312

All

Psychology

4

3

PSY-101

All

Statistics

4

3

MAT-212

All

United States Government and Politics

4

3

POL-207

All

United States History

4

3

HIS-205

All

World History: Modern

4

3

HIS-185

All

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

American Government

50

3

American Literature

50

6

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

62

3

Calculus with Elementary Functions

50

8

Chemistry

50

5

College Algebra

50

3

College Composition

50

6

College Mathematics

50

3

English Literature

50

6

Financial Accounting

50

6

French I

50

6

French II

59

12

German I

50

6

German II

60

12

History of United States I

50

3

History of United States II

50

3

Human Growth and Development

50

3

Information Systems and Computer Applications

50

4

Introduction to Educational Psychology

50

3

Introductory Business Law

50

3

Introductory Psychology

50

3

Introductory Sociology

50

3

Natural Science

50

6

Principles of Macroeconomics

50

3

Principles of Management

50

3

Principles of Marketing

50

3

Principles of Microeconomics

50

3

Social Sciences and History

50

6

Spanish I

50

6

Spanish II

63

12

Western Civilization I

50

3

Western Civilization II

50

3

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 70.0%

% of loans / jobs : 30.0%

% of freshmen with need who received financial aid : 99.0%

% Applied for need-based aid : 77.0%

% Judged to have need : 80.0%

% that were offered aid : 79.0%

% that had need fully met : 32.0%

% of need met : 79.0%

Average 1st year financial aid package : $29,560.00

Avg non need-based aid : $16,478.00

Avg need-based scholarship or grant award : $6,991.00

Avg need-based loan : $3,370.00

Avg indebtedness at graduation : $27,937.00

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Mar 15

Respond By Date : May 1

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Steve Woodburn

Financial aid office phone : (303) 963-3230

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Part-Time Costs

Cost per credit hour (in-state): $1,372.00

Cost per credit hour (out-of-state): --

Note: These costs are tuition fees only. In some cases, fees and other expenses can be additional.

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Athletics

Leadership

Music/Drama

Work Study Programs

Nights

For part-time students

Weekends

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

Deferred payment

External finance company

Installment payment

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$34,750.00

$34,750.00

$34,750.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$34,750.00

$34,750.00

$34,750.00

Room and board:

$11,694.00

$11,188.00

$6,300.00

Books and supplies:

$1,000.00

$1,000.00

$1,000.00

Estimated personal expenses:

--

--

--

Transportation expenses:

$810.00

$810.00

$810.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$48,254.00

$47,748.00

$42,860.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$48,254.00

$47,748.00

$42,860.00

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Athletic Scholarship Opportunities

Sport

Male

Female

Baseball

Available

Basketball

Available

Available

Cross-Country

Available

Available

Golf

Available

Available

Soccer

Available

Available

Softball

Available

Volleyball

Available

For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: 15

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2.8

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: --

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: --

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 32

Admission Requirements (Required)

College Transcript(s)

Essay or Personal Statement

Students who applied for transfer

Total students who applied for transfer: 160

Transfers admitted percentage: 90.0%

Transfers admitted: 145

Transfers enrolled percentage: 40.0%

Transfers enrolled: 65

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Winter

Spring

Summer

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Pre-admission transcript evaluation (determination of what courses will transfer)

Re-entry advisor

Special Requirements

High school transcript required if fewer than 15 semester hours completed.

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: $30.00

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $34,750.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $11,694.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $11,188.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: $1,372.00

Financial Aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Non-resident aliens must submit the following financial aid forms:

Foreign Student Certification of Finances

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 80

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser