Tuition & Fees

$18,386

$37,436

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
23%
600-699
55%
500-599
21%
400-499
1%
700-800
47%
600-699
48%
500-599
5%
400-499
0
700-800
11%
600-699
47%
500-599
36%
400-499
6%
30-36
67%
24-29
32%
18-23
1%
30-36
58%
24-29
37%
18-23
5%
30-36
61%
24-29
39%
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undergraduateRatios

72%

28%

male

female

1
15

teacher

students

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Selective

40%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,957
Declined + 7,327
Total Received 12,284
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Public

4,612

undergraduate students

1,264

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Mechanical Engineering
  2. Petroleum Engineering
  3. Computer Science
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Codes

SAT 4073
ACT 0500

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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 499-acre campus is located in Golden, Colorado, 20 miles west of Denver.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 5,876
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)

Golden, CO

499-acre, suburban campus in Golden (population: 20,201), 20 miles west of Denver. Major airport, bus, and train serve Denver. Public transportation serves campus.

Colorado School of Mines
1500 Illinois Street
Golden, CO 80401

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
28%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
97%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
7 fraternities 11% of male students
 
4 sororities 24% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
56%
Top 1/4
90%
Top 1/2
99%
Bottom 1/2
1%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
23%
600-699
55%
500-599
21%
400-499
1%
700-800
47%
600-699
48%
500-599
5%
400-499
0
700-800
11%
600-699
47%
500-599
36%
400-499
6%
30-36
67%
24-29
32%
18-23
1%
30-36
58%
24-29
37%
18-23
5%
30-36
61%
24-29
39%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $45
(may be waived if filed online)
Common application accepted no
Application deadline November 15 (priority deadline)
April 1 or when class is full
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Selective

40%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,957
Declined + 7,327
Total Received 12,284

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
Work Experience

Not Considered

Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
Volunteer Work

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Admissions Contact

Kim Medina
Director of Admissions
P: 888 446-9489
F: 303 273-3509
admissions@mines.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $16,170
Room & board $11,897
Additional fees $2,216
Books & supplies $1,500
Total $31,783
Average Financial Aid - $14,039
Total with Avg. Aid $17,744

Financial Aid

57%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$14,039

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,222,391
State $1,053,892
Institutional $10,084,219
Other external $1,993,048
Total $16,353,550

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $11,366,221
Other external $1,666,482
Total $13,032,703

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
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
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

78%

4,612
students

Female
28%
1,287

Male
72%
3,325

Graduate

22%

1,264
students

Female
29%
364

Male
71%
900

undergraduateFull-time

95%

4,397
students

Female
29%
1,245

Male
71%
3,152

undergraduatePart-time

5%

215
students

Female
20%
42

Male
80%
173

Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
74%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

47%

Transfer applicants accepted

59%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 3.00
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 or when class is full

Spring: October 15

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
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 42
Countries most often represented China
India
Indonesia
Malaysia
Oman
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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