Colorado College (CC) is a private liberal arts college in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States, near the foot of the Rocky Mountains. It was founded in 1874 by Thomas Nelson Haskell. The college enrolls approximately 2,000 undergraduates at its 90-acre (36 ha) campus, 70 miles (110 km) south of Denver. The college offers 42 majors and 33 minors, and has a student-faculty ratio of 10:1. Famous alumni include Ken Salazar, Lynne Cheney, James Heckman, and Marc Webb. Colorado College had an acceptance rate of 15.8% for the Class of 2020, was ranked as the best private college in Colorado by Forbes, and was listed as tied for the 24th-best National Liberal Arts College in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report rankings.