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Tuition & Fees

$11,531

$34,109

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
11%
600-699
34%
500-599
40%
400-499
12%
300-399
3%
700-800
14%
600-699
41%
500-599
36%
400-499
8%
300-399
1%
30-36
34%
24-29
45%
18-23
20%
12-17
1%
30-36
24%
24-29
56%
18-23
18%
12-17
2%
30-36
29%
24-29
55%
18-23
16%
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undergraduateRatios

56%

44%

male

female

1
17

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

76%

acceptance rate

Accepted 26,087
Declined + 7,960
Total Received 34,047
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Public

27,846

undergraduate students

5,925

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Integrative Physiology
  3. Communication
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Codes

SAT 4841
ACT 0532

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School Facts

The University of Colorado Boulder, founded in 1876, is a comprehensive, public university. Programs are offered through the College of Arts and Sciences, Leeds School of Business, College of Engineering and Applied Science, College of Music, College of Media, Communication and Information, School of Education, and Program in Environmental Design. Its 600-acre campus is located in Boulder, 27 miles northwest of Denver.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 33,771
Established in 1876
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

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Boulder, CO

600-acre campus in Boulder (population: 105,112); 30 miles from Denver. Major airport, bus, and train serve Denver. Public transportation serves campus. School operates transportation to apartment complex, East Campus, and Research Park locations.

University of Colorado Boulder
Regent Administration Center, Room 125, 552 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0552

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
29%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
95%
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

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
29%
Top 1/4
60%
Top 1/2
90%
Bottom 1/2
10%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
11%
600-699
34%
500-599
40%
400-499
12%
300-399
3%
700-800
14%
600-699
41%
500-599
36%
400-499
8%
300-399
1%
30-36
34%
24-29
45%
18-23
20%
12-17
1%
30-36
24%
24-29
56%
18-23
18%
12-17
2%
30-36
29%
24-29
55%
18-23
16%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
($70 for international applicants)
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline November 15 (priority deadline)
January 15
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 15
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

76%

acceptance rate

Accepted 26,087
Declined + 7,960
Total Received 34,047

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Interview
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Kevin MacLennan
Assistant Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management and Executive Director of Admissions
P: 303 492-6301
apply@colorado.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $9,768
Room & board $13,590
Additional fees $1,763
Books & supplies $1,800
Total $26,921
Average Financial Aid - $16,838
Total with Avg. Aid $10,083

Financial Aid

81%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$16,838

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $20,847,381
State $8,109,251
Institutional $45,797,949
Other external $3,773,990
Total $78,528,571

Non-need-based

Federal $1,594,103
State $388,658
Institutional $24,321,855
Other external $11,356,750
Total $37,661,366

Varsity Sports

M W
Alpine skiing
Nordic skiing
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Pac-12 Conference (Football Division I)
Mascot
Ralphie (live buffalo)
School colors
silver, gold, and black
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Aerospace Engineering Sciences
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics
Architectural Engineering
Art History
Art Practice
Art Practices
Arts in Music
Asian Languages/Civilizations
Asian Studies
Astronomy
Astrophysical/Planetary Sciences
Atmospheric/Oceanic Sciences
Audiology
Biochemistry
Business Administration
Business Analytics
Chemical Engineering
Chemical Physics
Chemical/Biological Engineering
Chemistry
Chinese
Civil Engineering
Classics
Cognitive Science
Communication
Comparative Ethnic Studies
Comparative Literature
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Dance
Distributed Studies
Ecology/Evolutionary Biology
Economics
Education Instruction/Curriculum
Education/Educational Equity/Cultural Diversity
Education/Educational Foundations Policy/Practice
Education/Learning Sciences/Human Development
Education/Research/Evaluation Methodology
Electrical Engineering
Electrical/Computer Engineering
Emergent Technologies/Media Art Practices
Engineering
Engineering Physics
Engineering Plus
English
Environmental Design
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Studies
Ethnic Studies
Film Studies
Finance
French
Geography
Geology
Geophysics
German Studies
History
Humanities
Information Science
Information/Communication Technology for Development
Integrative Physiology
Interdisciplinary Documentary Media Practices
Intermedia Art/Writing/Performance
International Affairs
Italian
Japanese
Jewish Studies
Journalism
Law
Linguistics
Materials Science/Engineering
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Media Production
Media Research/Practice
Media Studies
Media/Public Engagement
Molecular/Cellular/Developmental Biology
Museum/Field Studies
Music
Music Education
Musical Arts
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Real Estate
Religious Studies
Russian Studies
Sociology
Spanish
Speech/Language/Hearing Science
Speech/Language/Hearing Sciences
Strategic Communication Design
Strategic Communications
Supply Chain Management
Technology/Arts/Media
Technology/Media/Society
Telecommunications
Theatre
Women's Studies
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Undergraduate

82%

27,846
students

Female
44%
12,355

Male
56%
15,491

Graduate

18%

5,925
students

Female
43%
2,531

Male
57%
3,394

undergraduateFull-time

92%

25,727
students

Female
45%
11,469

Male
55%
14,258

undergraduatePart-time

8%

2,119
students

Female
42%
886

Male
58%
1,233

Student Break-down

7%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Hispanic/Latino
68%
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

69%

Transfer applicants accepted

57%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: June 15

Spring: October 1

Summer: March 1

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Counseling services

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

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

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

87%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 122
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Kuwait
Mexico
Saudi Arabia
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Jeannine Bell
Assistant Director of Admissions
303 492-6301
jeannine.bell@colorado.edu

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