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Colorado School of Mines Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 219 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

28% Women
72% Men


NCAA Division II (with football)

Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $40,703)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $28,459)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 34 - - -
Basketball 16 12 - -
Football 117 - - -
Golf 13 - - -
Soccer 25 25 - -
Softball - 20 - -
Swimming and Diving 20 16 - -
Track and Field, Indoor 66 34 - -
Track and Field, Outdoor 62 29 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 29 21 - -
Volleyball - 17 - -
Wrestling 36 - - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4.2%
Black/non-Hispanic 1.3%
Hispanic 5.3%
Non-resident alien 9.1%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 15.1%
Two or more races 0.2%
White/non-Hispanic 64.3%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 19 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 2
Liquor Law Violation 17
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 0
Property Crime 8
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Colten from Elbert, CO
  • 5
  • as far as dorm life is concerned, the school of mines has many options and a great variety of student living. there are four traditional halls, which is 'traditional'…

  • Feb-06-2012 Read More
  • Michael from Leesburg, VA
  • 3
  • Because of the amount of work you are given at the school, week days are very quite and you don't usually see people out and about socializing. For the most…

  • Jul-19-2012 Read More
  • Amanda from Castle Rock, CO
  • 3
  • It really depends on which dorm you get put into and which RA you get. The newer dorms are better or the Mines Park Apartments. It is Mines, so expect…

  • Jan-08-2012 Read More
  • Bernard from Tulare, CA
  • 4
  • Chances are, if you go to Mines, you will end up living close to someone with very similar interests, and people generally are great to be around anyway. There aren't…

  • Jan-09-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Michelle from Denver, CO
  • Jan-20-2016 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Many students complain about the dining at Mines, but I myself do not see any reason to complain. The food is quite good and affordable.

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  • 3
  • Meridith from Watauga, TX
  • Jun-01-2015 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I have yet to experience the food at Mines, but I know there are many options for any person's diet! On your housing application there is a field you fill out which indicates whether or not you are vegan, eat kosher or halal, are vegetarian, have celiac or are gluten free, etc.

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  • 4
  • Anonymous
  • Oct-04-2014 I am a current student here

    First year, go for the unlimited food plan. While it does cost the most, it's got the best value for that cost.

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  • 5
  • Sasha
  • Jul-22-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Was able to grab a free meal on my visit (didn't actually plan the visit--was rather spontaneous) and was pleasantly surprised at the food! Had some delicious turkey and corn (seriously, it was like Thanksgiving dinner) a sandwich, pasta, rice crispy treat, brownies. There was an extensive salad bar that is open at all hours during the school year, coffee options & drink. Also met the head chef, Tim, who attested to trying to recycle and compost as much as he could. Delicious food and going green!

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Sasha
  • Jul-22-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    There are nine different sororities and fraternities here. Thought that was a lot for Mines.

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  • 0
  • Dylan from Peyton, CO
  • Mar-02-2014 I am a current student here

    Not as common. About 14% of the campus community is currently involved. There are 7 fraternities and 3 sororities and they hold weekly and/or monthly events.

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  • 0
  • Christopher from Grapevine, TX
  • Jan-23-2013 I am a current student here

    The school does hold a few fraternity and sororities even with our small student body. The Greek Life here is much how you would expect it to be at any other public university.

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  • 0
  • Seth from Golden, CO
  • Oct-31-2012 I am a current student here

    There are a few fraternities and sororities. They are fairly easy to pledge into and are excellent resume material. They are very active societies.

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  • 0
  • Tyler from Golden, CO
  • Oct-03-2012 I am a current student here

    We have 7 fraternities and 3 sororities on campus. I am a part of Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI) which is a social fraternity. On the whole, fraternities and sororities at Mines do not conform to the stereotype of any other campus. We have a super strict no hazing policy and two of the houses are dry, which means there can be no alcohol on the property, but that the brothers can drink elsewhere. The attitudes toward Greek life here at Mines are pretty neutral because the majority of fraternity and sorority members are just regular people, a lot of them geniuses. The Greek GPA average is above a 3.4 I'm pretty sure.

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