University of Colorado Boulder

Boulder, CO, USA
4.05 Average Rating

The University of Colorado Boulder is located at the base of the Rocky Mountains and ranks #90 in National Universities by the U.S. News & World Report. They offer Residential Academic Programs (RAPs), multiple honors programs, and an Education Abroad experience that provides opportunities in 65 different countries. As a public research institution, CU Boulder is home to almost 90 research centers that involve more than 2,000 undegraduates in research and claims the top 3% of scholarly research citations worldwide.  The university is also known for its mascot, a live buffalo named Ralphie, who appears at home football games.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting City
In State Students
53%
Out of State Students
40%
0
100
82%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 28
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1253
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 15, 2019 May 1, 2020
Fall Regular Decision January 15, 2020 May 1, 2020
Spring Regular Decision October 1, 2019
Other March 1, 2020
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
35,230
Total Number of Undergrads
29,091
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
45%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
69%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
18:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$20,323
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$12,532
Out-of-State Tuition
$37,286
0
100
79%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
49%
Average Aid Per Year
$9,787
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
55%
45%
Student Organizations
592
Size of Town
City: Midsize
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Denver
San Francisco
New York
Los Angeles
Seattle
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
72%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$50,800
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What Students Are Saying

4.05 Average Rating
the university of colorado at boulder is a an amazing school with not only a great location but also a great academic program. boulder is a great city for any kind of person, athletic or not. with so much to offer both academically and with extra curricular activities.
Ana from Parker, CO
CU Boulder's College of Engineering is one of the best in the country, and provides many opportunities for students to learn, gain hands-on experience, and pursue their passions both inside and outside of the classroom. The campus is gorgeous and is situated right in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, and is close to some of the best hiking, rock climbing, and skiing in the country. Boulder provides an excellent mix of nature, culture, and academics; there are always exciting opportunities to learn, grow, and thrive on and off-campus.
Emma from Boulder, CO