Colorado School of Mines
Known for its strong engineering programs, the Colorado School of Mines was founded in 1874. It is a selective university and ranked #27 in Public Colleges by Forbes. Mines is home to the largest chapter of the Society of Women Engineers, as well as the Integrated GroundWater Modeling Center and Colorado Center for BioFuel and BioRefining. It is a “most selective” university and the on-campus Geology Museum houses an Apollo 17 moon rock.