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University of Colorado Boulder Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
25,822
Total Undergrads
Including 2,480 Part-time
5,191
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 47 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

46% Women
54% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division I-A

Pacific-12 Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

5
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $445,960)
7
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 -

Diversity

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%
Disabilities
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
Living
  • 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
Other
  • 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

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • taylor from centennial, co
  • Apr-13-2016 I am a current student here

    cu has one of the biggest selections in food i have ever seen on a campus, and it's all made right there. it can be a little repetitive, but of all the other college campuses i've been to, cu takes the cake. they are prepared for every diet and allergy.

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  • 5
  • Out of State Student
  • Dec-11-2015 I am a current student here

    C4C has a variety of options. Munch money gives snacks and grab & go choices, and if your schedule means you are eating outside of C4C regular hours, you can get food in lots of convenient spots on campus. The food is really good. If you get tired of it, Boulder has so many great food choices, and most are all expensive. At the edge of campus are places like Whole Foods, Beaujos Pizza, and lots of cafes and sandwich shops. Boulder has a Tea House and vegan options, too.

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  • 5
  • Ashley from Westminster, CO
  • Dec-10-2015 I am a current student here

    The food is great here. While it can be on the expensive side, it's really worth it if you have a meal plan or munch money. These methods will allow you to purchase the food you need at a cheaper price. There are also plenty of vegetarian options. As for vegan options, they are still working on that. They are also great about managing your food allergy needs. If you ever need help on dealing with allergies, they have allergy labels for different food items and they're willing to customize orders for people with strong sensitivities.

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  • 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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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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