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Undergrad Profile

Located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, the University of Colorado Boulder has a breathtaking view from campus. But don’t just come for the view. 

Come to be a part of CU-Boulder’s flourishing and diverse community and its curious and innovative academic environment, and to make connections that will play a role throughout your life. Come to realize the promise of your own potential.  

CU-Boulder and its nationally and internationally ranked faculty have built
a global reputation for outstanding teaching, research, and creative work across more than 150 academic fields.

Our faculty are leaders in their fields but are also dedicated to working closely with undergraduate students. Among our faculty members, you will find:
• The 2004 and 2013 National Professor of the Year
• Five Nobel Laureates
• Eight recipients of MacArthur Fellowships (also known as the “Genius Grant”)
• 19 Rhodes Scholars
• 89 faculty members who are part of the National Academies of Science, Arts and Sciences, Engineering, or Education
• 100+ Fulbright Fellows

While working with faculty, you’ll develop a broad understanding of the world, strong leadership skills, and an enhanced ability to think critically. At CU-Boulder, you can customize your education to fit your unique goals and interests. Choose from:
• 82 undergraduate majors
• 30 minors and 35 certificate programs
• 33 concurrent bachelor’s/master’s degree programs
• Internships: more than 2,500 internships were posted through CU-Boulder’s Career Services Office in 2014.
• Research: more than 2,000 undergraduate students are directly involved in faculty research.
• Study abroad: 370 programs in more than 65 countries

Student life
Within CU-Boulder’s inclusive community, there are many ways to get involved and make lifelong friends.  CU-Boulder has one of the most active college campuses in the nation, where recreation, sports, and student groups play a key role in the unique CU-Boulder experience. And you will have the opportunity to serve the greater good through volunteerism and civic engagement, whether it’s around the world or across the street.
• More than 300 student clubs and organizations: major specific, honor societies, cultural clubs, Greek societies, and recreational activities
• 31 competitive club sports, including crew, hockey, snowboarding, and swimming
• 12+ intramural sports to take on other CU-Boulder students like broomball, inner tube water polo, and flag football
• Hundreds of volunteer opportunities; each year 13,500 CU-Boulder students participate in community service.

Considered one of the most beautiful campuses anywhere, CU-Boulder sits at the base of the Flatiron Mountains in scenic Boulder with the majestic Rocky Mountains to the west and the city of Denver a short drive to the east. 

But it is more than just location. Boulder has also been rated:
• #1 college town, Best College Reviews, 2014
• #2 best community for well-being, Gallup-Healthways, 2014
• #3 volunteer rate for mid-size cities, Corporation for National and Community Service, 2013
• Best city for start-ups four years in a row, Bloomberg Businessweek, Entrepreneur, CNNMoney
• One of five secret foodie cities,

Fulfilling life
Our innovative academic programs, hands-on opportunities, and rigorous course work will prepare you for a complex global society. Our graduates go on to work for top companies and do amazing things.
• 82 new companies have been founded based on technologies developed at CU-Boulder since 1994, with 65 still in operation.
• CU-Boulder is ranked sixth in the nation for graduates serving in the Peace Corps. More than 2,400 CU-Boulder alumni have been Peace Corps volunteers, making our university the #5 volunteer-producing school of all time.
• 18 NASA astronauts are CU-Boulder
affiliates (alumni, postdocs, or faculty).
• 11,600 companies recruit CU-Boulder students and graduates for internships and jobs.

Live in spectacular surroundings and
learn in a campus environment of extraordinary opportunities.

Come to CU-Boulder and discover who you can be.