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Tuition & Fees

$16,485

$32,415

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

Very Selective

36%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,434
Declined + 7,735
Total Received 12,169
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undergraduateRatios

73%

27%

male

female

1  :  16

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Engineering/mechanical/civil/environmental/electrical
  2. Petroleum Engineering
  3. Chemical Engineering
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School Facts

The Colorado School of Mines, founded in 1874, is a public research university for engineering and applied sciences. Its 491-acre campus is located in Golden, Colorado, 20 miles west of Denver.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 5,608
Established in 1874
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Codes

SAT 4073
ACT 0500

Social Networks

Public

4,293

undergraduate students

1,315

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
23%
600-699
51%
500-599
23%
400-499
3%
700-800
42%
600-699
50%
500-599
8%
700-800
12%
600-699
45%
500-599
36%
400-499
7%
30-36
46%
24-29
44%
18-23
10%
30-36
56%
24-29
43%
18-23
1%
30-36
54%
24-29
45%
18-23
1%
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Golden, CO

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Golden, CO

491-acre suburban campus in Golden (population: 19,186), 20 miles west of Denver. Major airport, bus, and train serve Denver. Public transportation - bus and light-rail services nearby.

Colorado School of Mines
1500 Illinois Street
Golden, CO 80401

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
43%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
96%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
7 fraternities 10% of male students
 
3 sororities 16% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
66%
Top 1/4
93%
Top 1/2
100%
Bottom 1/2
0%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
23%
600-699
51%
500-599
23%
400-499
3%
700-800
42%
600-699
50%
500-599
8%
700-800
12%
600-699
45%
500-599
36%
400-499
7%
30-36
46%
24-29
44%
18-23
10%
30-36
56%
24-29
43%
18-23
1%
30-36
54%
24-29
45%
18-23
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $45
Common application accepted no
Application deadline January 15 (priority deadline)
April 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Very Selective

36%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,434
Declined + 7,735
Total Received 12,169

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
State residency

Not Considered

Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Bruce Goetz
Director of Admissions
P: 888 446-9489
F: 303 273-3509
admit@mines.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $14,400
Room & board $10,103
Additional fees $2,085
Books & supplies $1,500
Total $28,088
Average Financial Aid - $11,887
Total with Avg. Aid $16,201

Financial Aid

56%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$11,887

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,227,210
State $740,132
Institutional $8,955,519
Other external $2,684,386
Total $15,607,247

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $6,166,623
Other external $1,029,489
Total $7,196,112

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
diving
football
golf
soccer
softball
swimming
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
North Central Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Mascot
Orediggers, Blaster, Marvin the Miner
School colors
blue and silver
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Applied Chemistry
Applied Mathematics/Statistics
Applied Mechanics
Applied Physics
Chemical Engineering
Chemical/Biochemical Engineering
Chemistry
Chemistry/Geochemistry
Civil Engineering
Civil Engineering Systems
Computer Science
Economics
Economics/Business
Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering Systems
Engineering
Engineering Systems
Engineering/Technology Management
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Geochemistry
Environmental Science/Engineering
Environmental Sciences/Engineering
Geochemistry
Geological Engineering
Geology
Geology/Geological Engineering
Geophysical Engineering
Geophysics
Hydrology
International Political Economy
Materials Science
Mathematical/Computer Sciences
Mathematics/Computer Science
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Systems
Metallurgical/Materials Engineering
Mineral Economics
Mineral Exploration/Mining Geosciences
Mining Engineering
Mining/Earth Systems Engineering
Nuclear Engineering
Petroleum Engineering
Petroleum Reservoir Systems
Physics
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Undergraduate

77%

4,293
students

Female
27%
1,155

Male
73%
3,138

Graduate

23%

1,315
students

Female
26%
342

Male
74%
973

undergraduateFull-time

95%

4,082
students

Female
28%
1,114

Male
72%
2,968

undergraduatePart-time

5%

211
students

Female
20%
41

Male
80%
170

Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
74%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

31%

Transfer applicants accepted

51%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.80
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of Some
Standardized test scores Recommended of Some
Essay or personal statement Recommended of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: April 1

Spring: October 15

Summer: April 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

110

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Special housing
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 44
Countries most often represented Brazil
China
Indonesia
Kazakhstan
Malaysia
Saudi Arabia
Special services offered for international applicants International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Brandon Samter
Director of International Student & Scholar Services
303 273-3589
bsamter@mines.edu

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