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University of Colorado Boulder Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 2,480 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 47 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

46% Women
54% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Pacific-12 Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $445,960)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $139,360)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 96 103 Yes -
Basketball 15 13 - Yes
Football 106 - - -
Golf 10 10 - -
Skiing 13 14 Yes -
Soccer - 28 Yes Yes
Tennis - 9 Yes Yes
Volleyball - 19 Yes Yes
Baseball - - Yes -
Court Sports - - Yes Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Dance - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Field Hockey - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Ice Hockey - - Yes Yes
Kayaking - - Yes -
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Roller Hockey - - Yes -
Rowing - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Skating - - Yes -
Softball - - Yes -
Swimming and Diving - - Yes -
Water Polo - - Yes Yes
Wrestling - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.9%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5.8%
Black/non-Hispanic 1.7%
Hispanic 6.3%
Non-resident alien 4.0%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 6.2%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 75.3%
Percent of students with disability 5%

Services & Housing

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

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 801
Liquor Law Violation 558
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 8
Property Crime 44
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Adam from Parker, CO
  • 4
  • There is a large amounts of residency halls and most of them are pretty cozy and nice, especially the recently renovated Baker hall. Students can also part in residential academic…

  • Oct-21-2015 Read More
  • Ana from Parker, CO
  • 4
  • the dorms at cu are located right on main campus so getting to most classes takes about 15 max. . the dorms themselves are a little old but the scenery…

  • Jan-28-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Adam from Parker, CO
  • Oct-21-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The C4C's food is great tasting and has some cool variety such as their Persian section. However, if you get burnt out on the C4C's food (which definitely can happen) there are still many other option around the campus for food.

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  • 3
  • Dakota from CA
  • Aug-11-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The dining area isn't bad at all and if your not a huge fan theres places all around the school to catch a bite.

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  • 4
  • Jennifer from Louisville, CO
  • Mar-18-2015 I am a current student here

    In my opinion, the C4C is incredible. None of my other colleges had anything like this with so many options that taste good. My favorite stations are the Persian Ghaza and the ice cream/ desert area. At the UMC, you can also find multiple coffee shops (Celestial Seasonings is my favorite), large chains such as Domino's, Panda Express, and Subway, and a cafeteria style 'restaurant' affectionately known as the Alferd Packer Grill (I recommend the green pork chile and, when they have it, spanish tortilla).

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  • 4
  • Nicole S
  • Dec-01-2014 I am a current student here

    Many options, but you need to take initiative to stay healthy and avoid the greasier items and the always available dessert bar.

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  • 5
  • Emma from Boulder, CO
  • Nov-25-2014 I am a current student here

    The Center for Community, or the C4C, is rated as one of the best dining halls in the country. There are over 8 stations to choose from every day (Italian with made-to-order pasta, Asian, Persian, Kosher, the Grill, Sushi, made-to-order Burritos like Chipotle, and a special station with chef creations). There's a lot of variety, organic options, and options for students with dietary restrictions (e.g. gluten free, dairy free, vegan and vegetarian, kosher, etc.). The food waste is composted and recycling is highly encouraged, plus much of the food is from the local community, to create a sustainable and healthy dining experience. There are also Grab-and-Go dining areas, where you can get the same quality organic and healthy food to take with you to class or wherever you're going in a hurry.

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  • 5
  • Jacob from Reno, NV
  • Nov-06-2014 I am a current student here

    The C4C, the main dining hall, has some of the best food around. The weekly meal plans that are required for all first-year students are worth the price tag, and the dining hall is essentially an all-you-can-eat buffet.

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  • 4
  • T from Boulder, CO
  • Nov-05-2014 I am a current student here

    Dorm food is terrible, but there are a ton of great restaurants and eateries with every type of food around the city.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Dakota from CA
  • Aug-11-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    There is a decent size Greek life for anyone interested, but I don't believe it overwhelms the school.

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  • 0
  • Jennifer from Louisville, CO
  • Mar-18-2015 I am a current student here

    I was not a part of Greek Life on this campus (due to being an alumni of one that was not represented), but on the whole it seems to be quite large.

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  • 0
  • Nicole S
  • Dec-01-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life is actually very prevalent on campus; if it really bothers you that people are going to be in sororities and engaging in those events, CU may not be the best place. I personally didn't rush, and I am one of the only people in my area of the hall to not be in one. It's harder to find people who aren't Greek than it is to find people who are, at least from the people I have met. I don't necessarily support or disagree with pledging, I just found it unnecessary. I have made many friends and had memorable experiences without needing to pay the extra money. But if you are looking for that experience, CU has a large budget for the program here and it makes up a huge population of the students.

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  • 0
  • Jacob from Reno, NV
  • Nov-06-2014 I am a current student here

    While the Greek life is present at CU Boulder, a few years ago the fraternities were actually removed from campus, so they are now technically a separate entity. The sororities are still part of the campus, however. The Greek life here isn't very obtrusive on campus, and it is mostly a lot of people who are looking to create familial bonds with their brothers or sisters.

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  • 0
  • Kristina
  • Oct-07-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life isn't for everyone. If you're on the fence about participating, go ahead and rush! It's a good way to learn if you'll have the time commitment and if you'll enjoy the atmosphere. Even if a sorority/fraternity bids for you, you don't have to accept if you don't want to. You could just enjoy the rush as a way to meet people and test the waters for a week.

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  • 0
  • Julianne from Denver, CO
  • Jul-16-2014 I am a current student here

    It's not very popular, but some great people are involved. Many of the greeks tend to think they are better than everyone else and obsess over frat life.

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  • 0
  • Kathryn from Westminster, CO
  • Mar-01-2014 I am a current student here

    They say it's not a huge part of life but you will certainly feel its effects your freshman year. Greek Life is inherently loud so you'll see it and here it. After that, it can take a back burner, and the pressure to join isn't overwhelming.

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