University of Colorado Boulder

Boulder, CO

University of Colorado Boulder

Boulder, CO

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Be inspired. Be Boulder.

Located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, the city of Boulder is a leading force in research, technology, and entrepreneurship—a place where innovation happens. From our location in the heart of the city, the University of Colorado Boulder produces some of the best and brightest minds in these industries, acting as a primary source for Colorado’s highly skilled workforce. Our talented faculty, students, and alumni are leading the way for the next generation by inspiring scientific, humanitarian, and social enterprises.

CU Boulder has nine colleges, schools, and programs: the College of Arts and Sciences; the College of Engineering and Applied Science; the College of Media, Communication, and Information; the College of Music; the Leeds School of Business; the School of Education; the School of Law; and the Environmental Design and Exploratory Studies programs. Among them, we offer more than 4,000 academic courses across 150 fields of study, enabling you to create an academic experience that’s totally unique to you.

Our emphasis on a customized education combined with our dynamic academic programs, hands-on learning opportunities, and rigorous coursework create the cornerstones of the CU Boulder student experience. Within our supportive learning community, you’ll interact with our exceptional faculty—including Nobel Laureates, MacArthur Genius Grant Fellows, US Professors of the Year, and National Medal of Science winners—who listen, question, and help you refine your ideas so you can develop a broad understanding of the world, strong leadership skills, and an enhanced ability to think critically.

Live in spectacular surroundings and immerse yourself in a campus environment full of extraordinary opportunities. Come to CU Boulder and discover who you can be.



Top 50 university for National Science Foundation research funding


Top 100 in National Universities | U.S. News & World Report


#61 in Best Colleges for Veterans | U.S. News & World Report


Top 50 Best Value Public Schools | The Princeton Review


Included in the Guide to Green Colleges list | The Princeton Review

Customize Your Education

One of only 36 public research universities in the Association of American Universities, CU Boulder encourages students to customize their education to their unique interests by taking classes across academic disciplines in order to contribute to today’s rapidly changing world. With hands-on experience, a world-class education, and the ability to think critically, globally, and creatively, our graduates benefit from a strong salary potential, high employment rates, and the opportunity to find and excel in careers they’re truly passionate about.

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