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Tuition & Fees

$12,589

$34,951

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

Moderately Selective

83%

acceptance rate

Accepted 18,188
Declined + 3,579
Total Received 21,767
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undergraduateRatios

55%

45%

male

female

1  :  18

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Integrative Physiology
  3. Communication
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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, School of Education, Program in Environmental Design, and Journalism and Mass Communication Program. Its 600-acre campus is located in Boulder, 27 miles northwest of Denver.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 31,702
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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Codes

SAT 4841
ACT 0532

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Public

25,981

undergraduate students

5,721

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
31%
500-599
44%
400-499
15%
300-399
1%
700-800
12%
600-699
39%
500-599
38%
400-499
11%
30-36
27%
24-29
48%
18-23
23%
12-17
2%
30-36
20%
24-29
54%
18-23
23%
12-17
3%
30-36
22%
24-29
55%
18-23
22%
12-17
1%
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600-acre campus in Boulder (population:101,808); 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
Boulder, CO 80309-0552

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
28%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
94%
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

 
21 fraternities 11% of male students
 
16 sororities 17% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
27%
Top 1/4
56%
Top 1/2
88%
Bottom 1/2
12%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
31%
500-599
44%
400-499
15%
300-399
1%
700-800
12%
600-699
39%
500-599
38%
400-499
11%
30-36
27%
24-29
48%
18-23
23%
12-17
2%
30-36
20%
24-29
54%
18-23
23%
12-17
3%
30-36
22%
24-29
55%
18-23
22%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
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)
Required/GED accepted
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

83%

acceptance rate

Accepted 18,188
Declined + 3,579
Total Received 21,767

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability

Considered

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

Not Considered

Interview
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Kevin MacLennan
Director of Admissions
P: 303 492-6301
F: 303 735-2501
apply@colorado.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $9,048
Room & board $12,810
Additional fees $1,741
Books & supplies $1,800
Total $25,399
Average Financial Aid - $16,054
Total with Avg. Aid $9,345

Financial Aid

81%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$16,054

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $21,916,806
State $4,457,358
Institutional $37,029,946
Other external $3,086,478
Total $66,490,588

Non-need-based

Federal $3,259,206
State $45,806
Institutional $12,627,404
Other external $10,157,240
Total $26,089,656

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.
Aerospace Engineering Sciences
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics
Architectural Engineering
Art History
Arts in Music
Asian Languages/Civilizations
Asian Studies
Astronomy
Astrophysical/Planetary Sciences
Atmospheric/Oceanic Sciences
Audiology
Biochemistry
Business Administration
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/Research/Evaluation Methodology
Education/Social/Multicultural/Bilingual Foundations
Educational/Psychological Studies
Electrical Engineering
Electrical/Computer Engineering
Engineering
Engineering Management
Engineering Physics
English
Environmental Design
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Studies
Ethnic Studies
Film Studies
French
General Engineering
Geography
Geology
Geophysics
German Studies
History
Humanities
Information/Communication Technology for Development
Integrative Physiology
International Affairs
Italian
Japanese
Jewish Studies
Journalism
Law
Linguistics
Materials Science/Engineering
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
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
Studio Arts
Supply Chain Management
Technology/Media/Society
Telecommunications
Theatre
Women's Studies
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Undergraduate

82%

25,981
students

Female
45%
11,747

Male
55%
14,234

Graduate

18%

5,721
students

Female
42%
2,394

Male
58%
3,327

undergraduateFull-time

91%

23,853
students

Female
46%
10,823

Male
54%
13,030

undergraduatePart-time

9%

2,128
students

Female
44%
924

Male
56%
1,204

Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Hispanic/Latino
73%
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

68%

Transfer applicants accepted

58%

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: March 1

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

85%

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 100
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Kuwait
Mexico
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
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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