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
34%
600-699
53%
500-599
11%
400-499
2%
700-800
57%
600-699
40%
500-599
3%
700-800
11%
600-699
47%
500-599
36%
400-499
6%
30-36
59%
24-29
36%
18-23
5%
30-36
58%
24-29
41%
18-23
1%
30-36
64%
24-29
34%
18-23
2%
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undergraduateRatios

70%

male

30%

female

1

teacher

15

students

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Selective

49%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,228
Declined + 6,433
Total Received 12,661
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Public

4,954

undergraduate students

1,314

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

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.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 6,268
Established in 1874
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission

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Golden, CO

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.

Colorado School of Mines
1500 Illinois Street
Golden, CO 80401

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
30%
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 14% of male students
 
4 sororities 21% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
59%
Top 1/4
85%
Top 1/2
100%
Bottom 1/2
0%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
34%
600-699
53%
500-599
11%
400-499
2%
700-800
57%
600-699
40%
500-599
3%
700-800
11%
600-699
47%
500-599
36%
400-499
6%
30-36
59%
24-29
36%
18-23
5%
30-36
58%
24-29
41%
18-23
1%
30-36
64%
24-29
34%
18-23
2%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $45
(may be waived if filed online)
Common application accepted no
Application deadline November 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

49%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,228
Declined + 6,433
Total Received 12,661

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
admissions@mines.edu

Financial Aid

59%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$15,736

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 - $15,736
Total with Avg. Aid $17,897

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,657,989
State $1,415,298
Institutional $13,219,293
Other external $1,823,276
Total $20,115,856

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $13,067,202
Other external $1,444,703
Total $14,511,905
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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

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/Recreational Sports

badminton, basketball, billiards, bowling, cross-country, diving, foosball, floor hockey, golf, handball, hockey, kickball, lacrosse, non-tackle football, racquetball, rugby, skiing, soccer (indoor/outdoor), softball, spikeball, swimming, table tennis, tennis, track and field, ultimate, volleyball (indoor/outdoor), water polo, wrestling

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Athletic Directors

David Hansburg (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Dixie Cirillo (women's)
Associate Athletics Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Mascot
blaster the burro and 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

6,268

total students

59%

in-state

41%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

79%

4,954
students

Female
30%
1,491

Male
70%
3,463

21%

1,314
students

Female
28%
369

Male
72%
945

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

95%

4,707
students

Female
31%
1,419

Male
69%
3,288

5%

247
students

Female
30%
72

Male
70%
175

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Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
< 1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Hispanic/Latino
72%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
6%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

46%

Transfer applicants accepted

55%

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 Required 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

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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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 43
Countries most often represented Angola
China
India
Malaysia
Oman
Saudi Arabia
Special services offered for international applicants International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

David Wright
Assistant Provost for International Affairs
303-273-3210
isss@mines.edu

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