Colorado School of Mines

Golden, CO, USA

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
70%
30%
Size of Town
Suburb or town
In-State Students
49%
Out-Of-State Students
46%
US States Represented
49
Countries Represented
75
Ethnicity
African American
1%
Asian/Pacific Islander
5%
Hispanic
9%
White
73%
Multiracial
5%
Unknown
1%
Percent of First Generation Students
17%
Student Organizations
240
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes
Cultural Student Resource Groups
Yes

Housing

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

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Orediggers
School Colors
Red/Light Blue/Dark Blue
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Total Male Athletes
438
Total Female Athletes
192
Intramural Sports
12
Sports Club
23
Sports Team (Men)
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Track and Field
  • Wrestling
Sports Team (Women)
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
Colorado School of Mines Athletics: visit page >

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
24-HR escort safety rides
Yes
Mobile campus emergency alert
Yes

What Students Are Saying

3.81 Average Rating
Like I said, Sodexo really sucks. The stations are all open around the same time, and only operate during 'normal' hours for eating.
Breakfast: 7am-9:30*
Lunch: 11:30-1:30*
Dinner: 5-7*
*The end times vary based on the volume for the day.
Outside of these hours, you have a few options - sandwiches, cereal, bagels and toast, and sometimes the salad bar. I think 10am is a perfectly reasonable time to want eggs and bacon but I'm proven wrong all the time when everything is closed but the deli.
However, all things considered, they're not the worst. Mass producing food is hard, and they do an okay job at it. There are a few golden dishes like Mac&Cheese pizza at the Brick Oven, mac&cheese at the pasta bar (in the little casserole dishes, not the big pans) and chicken sliders at Grillworks that make you think for a minute they might not suck so badly. Cherish these meals. They'll help you deal with crappy days.
Judy at the front is a lovely woman, and you should spend a little bit of time to say hi in the mornings. She gets a lot of unnecessary flak for the bad food - she has nothing to do with it!
Mary from Colorado Springs, CO
This past year the school hired a brand new company for the on campus dining. They started out really well and the food tasted great, but after a few weeks the quality started to decline. By the end of the year, it was almost the same thing every night and none of it was very good.
Michael from Leesburg, VA
Good selection of food in cafeteria. Great places downtown. Good variety of foods.
Jenna from Grand Junction, CO
The food here is not very good. However, they are adding more food options starting spring semester 2015.
Alisha from Fort Collins, CO