Tuition & Fees

$18,964

$38,584

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
35%
600-699
56%
500-599
9%
700-800
55%
600-699
41%
500-599
4%
700-800
11%
600-699
47%
500-599
36%
400-499
6%
30-36
52%
24-29
42%
18-23
6%
30-36
53%
24-29
46%
18-23
1%
30-36
59%
24-29
40%
18-23
1%
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undergraduateRatios

71%

male

29%

female

1

teacher

16

students

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Selective

55%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,916
Declined + 4,703
Total Received 10,619
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Public

4,794

undergraduate students

1,323

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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Location

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 6,117
Established in 1874
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission

Golden, CO

499-acre, suburban campus in Golden (population: 20,696), 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
11%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
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 12% of male students
 
4 sororities 24% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
49%
Top 1/4
87%
Top 1/2
99%
Bottom 1/2
1%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
35%
600-699
56%
500-599
9%
700-800
55%
600-699
41%
500-599
4%
700-800
11%
600-699
47%
500-599
36%
400-499
6%
30-36
52%
24-29
42%
18-23
6%
30-36
53%
24-29
46%
18-23
1%
30-36
59%
24-29
40%
18-23
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $45
(may be waived if filed online)
Common application accepted no
Application deadline April 1 (priority deadline)
May 1
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

55%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,916
Declined + 4,703
Total Received 10,619

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
admit@mines.edu

Financial Aid

58%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$13,912

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $16,650
Room $7,694
Board $5,475
Additional fees $2,314
Books & supplies $1,500
Total $33,633
Average Financial Aid - $13,912
Total with Avg. Aid $19,721

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,141,417
State $1,169,694
Institutional $11,070,152
Other external $1,591,159
Total $16,972,422

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $12,368,281
Other external $1,318,679
Total $13,686,960
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 888 446-9489
F: 303 384-2252
finaid@mines.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Jill Robertson
Director of Financial Aid
finaid@mines.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

Bowling, Cycling, Ice Hockey, In-Line Hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Skiing, Soccer, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

Bowling, Cycling, Ice Hockey, In-Line Hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Skiing, Soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Badminton, Basketball, Billiards, Bowling, Cross-Country, Disc Golf, Dodgeball, Flag Football, Floor Hockey, Foosball, Football, Golf, Kickball, Racquetball, Soccer (indoor/outdoor), Softball, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Track, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball (indoor/outdoor), Wiffle Ball, Wrestling

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Athletic Directors

David Hansburg (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Dixie Cirillo (women's)
Associate Athletic Director
email

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

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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Most Popular Majors

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

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Humanities
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Other

6,117

total students

61%

in-state

39%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

78%

4,794
students

Female
29%
1,400

Male
71%
3,394

22%

1,323
students

Female
28%
373

Male
72%
950

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

94%

4,546
students

Female
30%
1,350

Male
70%
3,196

6%

248
students

Female
21%
50

Male
79%
198

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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
8%
Hispanic/Latino
72%
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

58%

Transfer applicants accepted

57%

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

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

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
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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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