Colorado School of Mines

Golden, CO, USA
3.81 Average Rating

The Colorado School of Mines is located in Golden, Colorado. Established in 1873, Mines has been focusing on the sciences and engineering for more than 130 years, expanding its focus to include understanding the Earth, harnessing energy, and sustaining the environment. The school offers more than 70 program options for certificates, undergraduate, and graduate degrees, with research as an integral part of them all and supported by government agencies and laboratories. Mines is also home to the Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum and a wide variety of research institutes, such as the Center for Space Resources, Colorado Fuel Cell Center, and the Advanced Water Technology Center.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
49%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
49%
Out-Of-State Students
46%
57%
Submitting ACT
72%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 31
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1341
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
6,325
Total Number of Undergrads
4,952
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
29%
20-39 Students
36%
40-99 Students
29%
100+ Students
4%
0
100
59%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
80%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
15:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$25,767
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$16,650
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$37,350
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$14,211
Books and Supplies
$1500

Aid & Grants

0
100
59%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
82%
Average Aid Per Year
$10,829
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
82%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,458
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$9,796

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
43%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,896
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$25,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$266
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
70%
30%
Student Organizations
240
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
11%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Orediggers
School Colors
Red/Light Blue/Dark Blue
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Denver
Houston
San Francisco
Colorado Springs
Dallas
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
64%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$84,900
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What Students Are Saying

3.81 Average Rating
This school is academically more challenging than anything you have or will ever experience. The social life is almost non-existent, but school spirit is very strong. The hard work put in at the school will pay of huge down the road when it's time to start a career because employers know that this school is one of the best there is.
Michael from Leesburg, VA
CSM is a great engineering school. When I visited CSM I immediately knew this is where I wanted to further my education. The atmosphere at CSM is great, the professors are the best, and student life is just what I wanted. Golden is an awesome small town with all the amenities a student needs. Students are very friendly and willing to help each other out. Denver is only 20minutes away. There are a lot of great recreation to do around the school and golden.
Jenna from Grand Junction, CO
Colorado School of Mines is a small and difficult school. Every freshman class is a weed-out class. However, the community and support is strong.
Alisha from Fort Collins, CO
The campus is beautiful, in a bowl of mountains and bordered by west Denver. The amenities on campus aren't as shiny as some, but they're everything you could need for any sport or hobby you may have. They do a really good job of keeping campus safe; the entire campus is well lit, and campus PD is friendly and always around to crack a joke and keep everyone safe.
Mary from Colorado Springs, CO