Colorado School of Mines

Golden, CO

Colorado School of Mines

Golden, CO

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Tuition & Fees

$19,062

$39,762

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
32%
600-699
56%
500-599
12%
400-499
1%
700-800
54%
600-699
40%
500-599
6%
30-36
59%
24-29
37%
18-23
4%
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undergraduateRatios

69%

male

31%

female

15

students

1

faculty

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Selective

53%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,240
Declined 5,516
Total Received 11,756
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Public

5,154

undergraduate students

1,451

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Colorado School of Mines, founded in 1874, is a public research university for engineering and applied sciences. Its 500-acre campus is located in Golden, Colorado, 20 miles west of Denver.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 6,605
Established in 1874
Coeducational Coeducational

500-acre, suburban campus in Golden (population: 20,571), 15 miles west of Denver. Major airport, bus, and trains serve Denver. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Small town
  • Metropolitan area: Denver
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Denver International

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
yes
Students through freshman year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing

Top Organizations

  • Society of Women Engineers
  • Residence Hall Association
  • Associated Students of Colorado School of Mines
  • Student Professional Societies/ and/ Religious Organizations
  • Multicultural Engineering Program

Top Events

  • Engineers' Days (E-Days)
  • Celebration of Mines
  • Career Day
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • campus policy department

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
50%
Top 1/4
81%
Top 1/2
98%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
32%
600-699
56%
500-599
12%
400-499
1%
700-800
54%
600-699
40%
500-599
6%
30-36
59%
24-29
37%
18-23
4%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $45
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.78

Selective

53%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,240
Declined 5,516
Total Received 11,756

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
class rank
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
geographical residence
interview
recommendation(s)
state residency
talent/ability

Not Considered

racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

88%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$4,663

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $16,650
Room & board $14,211
Additional fees $2,412
Total $33,273
Average Financial Aid - $4,663
Total with Avg. Aid $28,610

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Track and field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Club Sports - Men's

baseball, basketball, bowling, cycling, ice hockey, lacrosse, rugb ski team, soccer, tennis, triathlon, ultimate frisbee, volleyball water polo

Club Sports - Women's

bowling; cycling; lacrosse; rugby; ski team; soccer; tennis; triathlon; ultimate frisbee, volleyball; water polo

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Cross-country running, Field hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Rugby, Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Track and field, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo, Wrestling

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Cross-country running, Field hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Track and field, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division II

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry, General
Civil Engineering, General
Computer Science
Economics, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
Engineering, General
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Geological/Geophysical Engineering
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Metallurgical Engineering
Mining and Mineral Engineering
Petroleum Engineering
Statistics, General
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Programs Offered

  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

6,605

total students

58%

in-state

42%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

78%

5,154
students

Female
31%
1,596

Male
69%
3,558

22%

1,451
students

Female
30%
432

Male
70%
1,019

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

95%

4,928
students

Female
32%
1,537

Male
68%
3,391

5%

226
students

Female
27%
59

Male
73%
167

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 92%
Student 4 year graduation rate 62%
Student 5 year graduation rate 18%
Student 6 year graduation rate 3%

Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
< 1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Hispanic/Latino
70%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

191

Transfer students enrolled

3%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: April 1

Transfer difficulty

Very difficult

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

95%

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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